4 Ways to Care for Your Retainer

If you’ve ever had orthodontic treatment, then you’ve been reminded time and again about how important your retainer is. All that time and effort put into braces could be wasted if you don’t keep your teeth in their new alignment with a retainer. Dr. Farooq Ahmad of Brackets Wires & Smiles offers the following tips …

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What To Expect At Your Dental Consultation

Ever wondered what it’s like to get braces? You might not end up needing full braces, after all. But the only way to find out is to have a complete orthodontic evaluation. At Brackets Wires & Smiles, Dr. Farooq Ahmad will evaluate your bite first, to find out what your specific needs are to begin …

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Why You’re Better Off Choosing an Orthodontic Specialist

In our busy society, people are all about convenience. To help their patients enjoy convenient access to orthodontic treatment, more and more general dentists are offering orthodontic services. But is the treatment of a general dentist, rather than an orthodontic specialist, sufficient for your needs? General Dental Offices and Orthodontic Treatment A general dental practitioner has …

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How Long Will I Need to Wear Braces?

As soon as you’re told you need braces, your next question is, “For how long?” Braces aren’t usually welcomed as good news. Having orthodontic treatment is good for your long-term oral health, but it isn’t always the most convenient treatment. You want it over with as soon as possible! The orthodontic specialists at Brackets Wires …

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Do Braces Make You Drool?

Have you ever heard that braces can cause drooling? Perhaps you recently received braces or some other orthodontic appliance and have picked up a tendency to drool. Obviously, that’s a bit more than just a little embarrassing! What causes drooling? Is there anything you can do about it? Here’s some helpful information on a challenge …

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Questions to Ask During Your Orthodontic Consultation

Like any other health care provider, not just any dentist will do. It’s essential to find an office and a practitioner that suit your personality and individual needs. If you don’t enjoy interacting with the dental team, then your treatment will be much harder to put up with! Each office has differing policies and treatment …

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Are Braces Really Worth the Cost?

Whether it’s recommended for yourself or your child, orthodontic treatment might seem like an unnecessary expense. Many people logically put their resources only towards dental procedures that absolutely have to be done. A root canal, for example, is a much more urgent procedure than braces. Doesn’t it make sense, though, that it’s even better to …

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Why A Mouth Guard Is So Important

We know what your smile is worth. It’s easy to take it for granted when you’re busy enjoying life! With our help, you can take steps to protect your smile from dangers and have peace of mind to keep your teeth healthy for life. Why might your smile be at an increased risk? If you …

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How Do I Keep My Braces Clean?

Wearing braces is a big responsibility. If you don’t keep them clean, you’ll end up with big problems on your hands – or on your smile, we should say! Letting dental plaque and food debris collect around your braces can result in problems such as: Gum inflammation Cavities Tooth staining Acid erosion of tooth enamel …

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I want braces but I can’t afford them

Our office gets lots of calls on this question throughout the day, so today I will talk about how to pay for your braces, Invisalign or clear braces, if you need them.  The cost for braces has been pretty much steady and affordable. At the time of this writing, there have been many new ways …

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