In the past, orthodontic treatment was primarily performed during teenage years. Now, many children start treatment at a much younger age. Adults are also getting braces way into their 40s and 50s At what age to consider braces? Traditionally, metal braces are tailored to a...
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All The Ways to Clean ALL Clear Aligners- Cut Through The Crud!
No matter which company you went with- Invisalign, SmileDirectClub, Candid Co, ClearCorrect, SnapCorrect, SmileLove, ByteMe, YourSmileDirect, UniformTeeth, Orthly or any of the others-- we've got you. Aligner funk happens to everyone, and we want you to feel confident that your breath is fresh and your teeth are bright!
We cover all the recommended cleaning solutions and also make sure you know what not to do to keep your aligners crystal clear and your teeth bright white!
Aligner Hygiene in the Time of Coronavirus
You’ve definitely heard the news that coronavirus, properly known as SARS-CoV-2, is spreading and causing outbreaks of COVID-19 all over the world. There are a few recommendations that everyone agrees on, including the Center for Disease Control (the CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)....Read More
How To Cope With Dental Anxiety
If you have ever felt uneasy or fearful about having routine dental cleanings or special procedures done, then you are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans feel the same way. While feeling nervous or moderately anxious is normal, some allow their fears to negatively...Read More
How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth in Your Sleep
You just woke up, but instead of feeling refreshed and invigorated, your jaw feels sore and you have a pounding headache. Waking up with symptoms like these can be due to grinding your teeth in your sleep. Grinding teeth, which is medically known as bruxism,...Read More
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When should kids go to the orthodontist?
In the past, orthodontic treatment was primarily performed during teenage years. Now, many children start treatment at a much younger age. Adults are also getting braces way into their 40s and 50s At what age to consider braces? Traditionally, metal braces are tailored to a...Read More
13 Orthodontic Treatment Myths & Truths With Braces & Invisalign
The thought of undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces leaves some people feeling a bit uneasy, especially if they have been listening to all the myths that abound. The myths surrounding wearing braces not only keep some people from taking a step forward and putting them...Read More
Think Oral Hygiene is Tough With Braces? Think Again!
Orthodontist offers tips for establishing good oral hygiene habits in kids with bracesMillions of teens have either had braces or currently have them. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist at the first sign of an orthodontic problem, but no later...Read More
Wear Braces or Aligners? Now You Can Clean and Whiten at the Same Time!
Orthodontist creates revolutionary products to clean aligners and whiten teeth while straightening them Millions of people in the country are currently seeking orthodontic treatment, with most opting for traditional braces or clear aligners. Two of the biggest complaints orthodontists receive from patients undergoing treatment is...Read More
International Children's Day: All About OrthoFoam
Happy International Children's Day! We spoke to Orthodontist Michael Florman, DDS, about the benefits of Orthofoam for children! What is OrthoFoam?OrthoFoam is a breakthrough in oral hygiene product for both kids and adults wearing metal or ceramic braces. We notice that our patients who use...Read More