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Invisalign vs. Braces: Which is Best?

April 9, 2022

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Woman with hand of face thinkingIf you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have moved over the years, you can achieve a straight, healthy smile. You are never too old for braces, thanks to more treatment options. Braces don’t involve just brackets and wires anymore. Instead, you can move your teeth discreetly with clear aligners. Although both methods are effective, there are differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign vs. braces to make the right choice for your smile.

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5 Tips to Remove Clear Aligners with Ease

March 9, 2022

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woman removing Invisalign in GreenfieldInvisalign in Greenfield is a popular alternative to metal braces. Clear aligners offer unmatched advantages, like their transparent appearance, and they aren’t bonded to your teeth. You won’t have to brush and floss around brackets and wires or worry about skipping your favorite snacks because your aligners will be removable. Although you can take them out anytime you want, you must commit to wearing them for at least 22 hours daily. When you want to pop them out to eat or brush your teeth, here are 5 tips to remove your aligners with ease.

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Can You Play Sports with Braces?

February 6, 2022

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Model of mouthguard over teethPlaying sports is a great way to stay fit and healthy. You don’t want to give up your favorite pastime to achieve a straight smile. Contrary to common misconceptions, you don’t have to stop playing sports while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Whether choosing metal braces or Invisalign, you can still play football, snowboard, or hit a few balls at the batting cages; however, your orthodontist will recommend a few tips to avoid damaging your investment.

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5 Things You Should Know About Adult Braces

January 5, 2022

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Woman pointing to her bracesContrary to common social stigmas, braces aren’t just for kids. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. More adults than ever are visiting their orthodontist to invest in straight smiles because of various treatment options, like Invisalign. Whether you choose traditional metal braces or clear aligners, here are 5 things you should know about getting braces as an adult.

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7 Signs Your Child Might Need Braces

December 2, 2021

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Model of traditional metal braces at orthodontistNothing is more beautiful than your child’s smile. While you see perfection, there might be subtle signs their teeth aren’t as flawless as they appear. Children can show signs of orthodontic complications early, even before their first permanent tooth erupts. Without the right intervention, bite and alignment problems can affect more than just the appearance of their smile. Misaligned teeth can compromise their oral health and development. You can save them from a future of lengthy orthodontic treatments with early intervention. Here are 7 red flags indicating your child should have a consultation with an orthodontist.

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4 Tips for Living with Invisalign During the Holidays

November 13, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign holding holiday giftStraight teeth are within your reach because you’ve invested in Invisalign. The discreet, convenient solution will give you a reason to smile during the holidays; however, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind. Don’t let simple mistakes delay your journey to a straight smile. Here are the tips you need to enjoy the holidays with clear aligners.

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Best and Worst Halloween Candy

October 26, 2021

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Children in costumes looking at candyHalloween is right around the corner, which means scary costumes, spooky decorations, and plenty of candy. Although it’s one night out of the year, you don’t want Halloween to come back to haunt your child’s smile. While tooth decay may not happen overnight, candy weakens the enamel. Since the enamel can’t regenerate, a toothache can pop up in a few months. Your child doesn’t have to miss out on trick-or-treating to maintain a cavity-free smile. Your orthodontist has the must-have list of the best and worst candy.

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6 Little-Known Facts About Braces

September 17, 2021

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Woman at orthodontist appointmentTraditional metal braces have been used for generations to resolve even the most complex bite and alignment issues. Although they often get a bad rap, the system of brackets and wires is quite interesting. Here are 6 fun facts about braces that might change the way you view them.

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I’m Done with Braces. Now What?

August 6, 2021

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Retainers needed for life after bracesYou’ve reached an exciting time in your orthodontic journey. You’re finally done with your braces! Although you’re ready to enjoy a beautiful, straight smile, you’re going to need a retainer. While you might not be thrilled to wear it, a retainer is crucial to preserving your results. Don’t worry, in no time at all, you’ll be used to life after braces. Here’s what you can expect after completing your treatment.

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5 Back-to-School Tips for Invisalign Teen

July 7, 2021

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Teen using Invisalign from orthodontist in GreenfieldBelieve it or not, the new school year is right around the corner. After enjoying many days in the pool and soaking up the sun, your teen is about to head back to the classroom. You ensure they have everything they need, but there’s one major difference this year. You’ve invested in your teen’s future with Invisalign, which means they must maintain their treatment while at school. Their orthodontist in Greenfield has a few tips to avoid any unexpected complications during the year ahead.

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