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?

Dental Insurance & Braces: Things You Should Know

Posted | Blog, Braces, General Orthodontics, Words of Wisdom

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

Posted | Blog, General Orthodontics

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.

How to Combat Dental Anxiety

Like the fear of heights, fear of the dentist – sometimes call dentophobia or odontophobia – is a common anxiety. However, it’s one that can have a serious impact on your health if it causes you to avoid going to the dentist. Whether it be for the dentist or the orthodontist, here are some helpful tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety.

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