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Can an Old Retainer Be Used to Re-Straighten Teeth?

March 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 12:04 am
a patient smiling and holding their retainer

If you’ve recently noticed that your teeth are beginning to seem crooked, despite you having already undergone orthodontic treatment in the past, you might be feeling worried and hopeless about the future of your smile. Unfortunately, orthodontic relapse is something that happens; however, teeth can be re-straightened once more with the help of your orthodontist. But you might be wondering if it’s something you could even handle yourself with the help of an old retainer. Keep reading to learn more about why old retainers aren’t usually able to re-straighten teeth as well as your orthodontist can.


8 Celebrities That Owe Their Camera-Ready Smiles to Invisalign

January 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 3:24 pm
Celebrity waving to paparazzi on red carpet

Between paparazzi around every turn and red carpet events every month, it’s not surprising that celebrities want a camera-ready smile at all times. Fortunately, addressing crooked or spaced-out teeth doesn’t require metal brackets and wires either – Invisalign is equally as effective and incredibly discreet. In fact, the trays are so clear that you may have not even noticed your favorite stars wearing them! To learn eight celebrities that used Invisalign, keep reading.


6 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Braces-Friendly

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 8:37 pm
Silver presents placed inside red stockings on fireplace

Stockings are a great place to pack “little” gifts, like caramel popcorn, flavored gum, or peppermint bark. Since these treats have the potential to cause a bracket or wire to break, it’s important that your child avoids them altogether for now. Naturally, that might leave you wondering, “What are some braces-friendly stocking stuffer gifts?” Keep reading for a few ideas!


Here’s How to Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean!

November 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 2:35 pm
Patient rinsing Invisalign aligners in sink

Are the discreet, clear trays one of the reasons you opted for Invisalign? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the biggest perks of this teeth-straightening solution! Of course, it’s important to know that your aligners can discolor. Since this can cause your teeth to look yellow and stained too, it’s important to do what you can to take care of them properly. To learn how to keep your Invisalign trays clean, keep reading.


6 Holiday Recipes That Are Festive and Braces-Friendly

October 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 6:49 pm
Halloween-themed cupcakes with mini pumpkins

Pecan pie, caramel apples, and buttery popcorn are a few holiday treats that are a no-no once you start orthodontic treatment. While this may initially seem like an inconvenience, abiding by your dietary restrictions can end up protecting you from a dental emergency. After all, the last thing you want is to end up at your orthodontist’s office on Halloween or Thanksgiving! To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn a few braces-friendly recipes to try this year.


Why It’s Important to Have Your Overbite Corrected

August 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 5:04 pm
Orthodontist explaining overbite to patient in office

When most people hear “braces,” they think “straight teeth.” However, orthodontic treatment also is essential for correcting bite problems, like overbites. Initially, an uneven bite might not seem like much of a concern. It’s actually a lot like trying to drive a car when the axles aren’t aligned properly – it just doesn’t work as well! With this in mind, keep reading to learn four reasons to have your overbite corrected.


Wondering If You Can Get Traditional Braces on Just Your Top or Bottom Teeth?

July 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 7:08 pm
Orthodontist putting braces on patient's teeth

Is one row of teeth more spaced-out or crooked? Then you may be wondering if you can get traditional braces on just your top or bottom teeth. After all, wouldn’t this be more convenient for your orthodontist and more cost-effective for you as the patient? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Keep reading to learn why straightening just one arch of teeth typically isn’t recommended.


I Have Braces – Why Do I Have to Wear Rubber Bands?

June 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 12:20 pm
Closeup of patient with rubber bands on braces

After a few months of wearing your braces, you may finally be used to following the dietary restrictions, flossing around the braces, and feeling some slight soreness after each adjustment appointment. What else is there? Well, for some, there are rubber bands. These orthodontic tools may be small, but they play an instrumental role in addressing misalignment. To learn more about why wearing rubber bands on your braces is so important, read on!


5 Must-Know Tips for Preparing for Invisalign

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 6:49 pm
Orthodontist holding up Invisalign aligner

As the days until the start of your clear aligner treatment become fewer and fewer, you may feel a mix of emotions. Excitement over addressing misalignment, nerves over adjusting to a new routine, and a whole bunch in between. One of the best ways to calm your nerves and set yourself up for success is to plan ahead. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five tips on how to prepare for Invisalign!


What Causes Swollen Gums with Braces & What to Do About It

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 8:04 pm
girl with swollen gums with braces

It’s no secret that braces change a lot about your life. From how you eat and brush every day to the position of your bite and appearance of your smile, orthodontic treatment can influence a variety of things! While you were able to prepare for and expect most of them, you didn’t realize how your braces would change your gums. Sometimes, treatments like traditional braces can cause swollen gums. Why is this, and should you be worried? Read on as we go over what you need to know about keeping your gums happy and healthy while you straighten your smile.

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