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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My teeth are crooked – can I have Invisalign instead of braces?

I usually get asked this question quite a few times during any given day at the office. And my answer almost always is YES! Let me explain this further. With the advancement in clear tray technology it is now possible to perform orthodontic treatment on most patients using Invisalign type trays. There are two major …

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Are You Afraid Of Getting Braces?

Most of us are excited about getting our crooked teeth straightened. But there are few of us who are a bit apprehensive, and scared of getting braces. Mostly it’s because they have “heard” from friends that it hurts. Well, let us set the record straight for once in for all. Although it is going to …

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