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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How long should my retainer last?

This is a great question, often asked by our patients. The answer varies and let me explain. First there are different types of retainers that we utilize and second, those vary from patient to patient. The old faithful “Hawley Retainer”: This is our go-to retainer and works great. It has a metal bar that runs …

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“Discolored” teeth after braces, what to do?

This is one of the most frequent question I get asked after we remove braces on a patient. As we progress through orthodontic treatment your teeth collect all sorts of food particles and food dye, including coffee stains, soda stains, etc. All that adds up to quite a bit of staining on your teeth on …

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