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How to Floss With a Permanent Retainer

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Your permanent retainer is an important part of keeping your teeth beautifully straight after all the time you spent wearing braces.  Flossing between the teeth closest to your retainer is essential for keeping your mouth healthy, but flossing around your lingual wire requires a slight change to how you flossed with braces. It might be […]

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Do Braces Hurt?

What to Expect While Wearing Braces Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign, it’s worth noting the treatment is moving your teeth. Healthy teeth generally do an excellent job of staying in place. It’s how we can break down food. So it’s no surprise you’d feel something when an orthodontic appliance starts pulling and pushing […]

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What You Can & Can’t Eat with Invisalign

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Invisalign is the answer to many people’s prayers for an alternative to braces. They’re sleek, low-profile, and not uncomfortable. Unlike braces, they don’t stick out much. That means you don’t have to learn how to enunciate your words all over again. But there are some unique restrictions on your day-to-day worth knowing, especially when it […]

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Invisalign vs. Braces vs. Functional Orthodontics: What’s The Difference?

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The goal with any orthodontic treatment is straight, beautiful teeth. While dentists and orthodontists are excited by starting patients on the journey toward straight teeth, there are a couple of things to take into account before undergoing treatment. One of the first things patients will need to address is how they would like the treatment […]

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