The Different Parts of Braces and What They Do

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Crooked teeth mean braces. You or your child may ask what braces do and what is gonna go into their mouth. Braces are made up of different parts and materials doing differing tasks to move the teeth. Orthodontists use the skills learned to know how much work a particular part needs to do. In this…

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals – How to Use and What Are They?

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  Invisalign Cleaning Crystals are a custom-designed cleaning system for Invisalign clear aligners and retainers. 15 to 30 minutes is all you need with the help of dissolving crystals that leave a super clean finish. As a result, the devices will last longer. Read on for the full facts on this product.  Dr. TisserontI feel…

What Are Braces Power Chains?

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Power chains are connected strings of ligatures (elastics). The​se​ ligatures that hold the metal wire in place for your braces can be made out of elastic bands or chains. Your bracket will have its own individual ligature, but a power chain gives you more options when it comes to connecting them all together and forming an even…

What Happens if You Don’t Wear Your Retainer After Braces?

If you’re an orthodontic patient, your orthodontist probably reminds you how important wearing your retainer is at every appointment. But what really happens if you don’t wear your retainer after getting braces? Will your treatment have gone to waste, or is it less necessary than your doctor makes it seem?

Best Braces for Adults

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Whether you have an issue that requires correction or simply wish for a straighter smile, braces are an effective orthodontic treatment for adults. While the basic options are similar for adult and pediatric patients, adults may have different needs and desires to take into consideration when selecting their treatment.

Dental Insurance & Braces: Things You Should Know

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People with dental insurance are more likely to visit their oral health specialist regularly and experience greater overall health, but how does dental insurance impact getting braces or other necessary orthodontic treatments? Our team is used to helping our patients navigate payment options and financing, so here is some of their best insight on braces and dental insurance.

Why Does Sugar Hurt Your Teeth?

As tough as they are, our teeth can be extremely sensitive. It’s common for those wearing braces or even Invisalign to experience some sensitivity up to a week after appointments. However, there are things that can cause sensitivity beyond these appointments. One surprising culprit is sugar. In today’s blog post, we’re looking into why sugar hurts your teeth and how braces can affect that sensitivity.

Braces & Tooth Decay: How to Avoid It & How to Spot It

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Tooth decay is a scary thing to hear in regards to your oral hygiene. However, oftentimes when dental professionals are talking about tooth decay, they are talking about the softening of our tooth enamel. This decay happens over time and leads to defects in your tooth, called a cavity. Since tooth decay leads to cavities, they’re related, but not the same thing.

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