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How To: Protect Your Teen’s Braces During Sports

September 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 4:21 pm
Teen girl using glove and hand to catch softball

From staying active to teaching the importance of teamwork, participating in sports can benefit your teen in numerous ways. Of course, there’s always the risk of an injury as well. In fact, roughly five million teeth are knocked-out each year in sports-related accidents – yikes! To help prevent an orthodontic emergency, keep reading to learn the key to protecting your teen’s braces during sports.


Possible Reasons for Shifting Teeth

July 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 5:04 pm
a patient inspecting her teeth

It can be alarming to look into the bathroom mirror and notice that your teeth have shifted out of position. But it’s usually not obvious why this happens, and you might be wondering what could’ve possibly caused your pearly whites to move so drastically! Here’s more from your trusted orthodontist about some of the possible causes of shifting teeth, along with how professional intervention can address the issue.


4 Notable Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontics

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthomilford @ 11:23 pm
a patient visiting their orthodontist

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile due to crooked teeth, you might be weighing your options for addressing the issue. But if you’re on the fence trying to choose between traditional metal braces or Invisalign, you might be wondering how each respective treatment will fit into your personal budget. Here’s a little more about a few of the notable factors that often contribute to the cost of receiving orthodontic care so that you can go into the treatment with full confidence that you’ve made an informed decision!


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.

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