Teen Braces: How To Persuade Mom & Dad To Let You Get Braces

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Braces (and teen braces) are pretty common these days. You probably have several friends who have braces now or had them when they were younger. You should also know that orthodontic treatment isn’t the torture you may have once thought. It’ really no big deal! If you’ve been thinking about getting braces for your health, appearance, or self-esteem, you […]

What Are Some of The Most Popular Types of Braces?

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When you think of braces, you may be picturing metal wires and brackets with colorful elastics, but did you know that there are many types of braces? Metal braces—sometimes called traditional braces—are what most people imagine when they think about braces. While metal brackets may be the most widely used form of orthodontics in America, […]

Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

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“Do I have to wear my retainer” is a question that we hear often from patients. The short answer is yes. If you get braces or Invisalign®, you’re going to have to wear a retainer afterward. The good news is that you’ll effectively be done with your orthodontic treatment—congratulations! While wearing a retainer doesn’t sound […]

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Orthodontists Near Me: A Guide to Choosing an Orthodontist

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No matter your reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, choosing an orthodontist is a very important decision. You don’t want to trust just anyone with the health and quality of your smile! While you could simply open the phone book (or perform a quick Google search), it’s generally recommended that you research orthodontists near you very […]

The Ultimate Guide to Braces Colors

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When you think ‘braces’, you might be picturing a mouth full of unattractive stainless steel wires and dull brackets. Not so long ago, choosing the color of your braces wasn’t even an option. Luckily, that has all changed. Now, when you get braces, you can choose from all sorts of fun color combinations! In our […]


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