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Did You Break Your Braces? Here’s What to Do Next

September 20, 2021

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Girl with glasses covering her mouth in shock

To address misalignment, traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gradually guide your teeth into a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing position. Although these appliances are incredibly durable, they are by no means indestructible. In fact, one bad fall or one rogue ball during a sports game can result in an orthodontic emergency, like a loose bracket or protruding wires. If you find yourself with broken braces, do your best not to panic. Instead, follow the below steps!

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7 Things That Can Cause Your Teeth to Shift

July 8, 2021

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Closeup of patient with shifted teeth in Milton

Treatments like braces and Invisalign are almost like a rite of passage for many children and teenagers. Have you ever thought about why? Orthodontics are very effective while the body is still growing and developing, making the teenage years the perfect time to correct crooked teeth. However, millions of adults get braces and Invisalign each year as well, and many of them completed orthodontic treatment earlier in life. This is because teeth shift over time. Read on as we go over the seven most common causes of shifted teeth and what can be done about them.

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The Ultimate Guide to Summertime with Braces

June 30, 2021

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Woman with braces taking a selfie on the beach

The temperature is heating up and the days are getting longer – summertime is here! Whether you are planning a relaxing staycation, jet-setting to a different country, or just planning to chill by the pool, there are a few things you should know if this is your first summer with braces. After all, you don’t want your fun in the sun to have a negative impact on your treatment timeline. To prevent this from happening, keep reading for a few best practices to keep in mind this season!

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5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Get Braces In the Summer

May 18, 2021

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Girl with watermelon and braces in summer

Summer is just around the corner! What do you have planned for your family? While it’s undoubtedly the best time of year to sit back and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation, it’s also the perfect time to think about your child’s orthodontic needs. If they need braces, there’s no better time of year to get them started! Here are five great reasons why your child should get braces in summer.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Braces

April 28, 2021

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Closeup of patient with healthy smile and clean braces

Now that it’s April and spring has officially sprung, it’s time for spring cleaning! While you probably have lots of chores and projects on your to-do list, there’s one important part of your life that you shouldn’t forget to deep clean: your smile! Now is the best time to make sure you know how to keep your smile strong and sparkling if you wear braces. Here are some simple but effective tips to keep in mind that will help you spring clean your oral health!

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How to Keep Your Child Comfortable with Braces

April 7, 2021

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Child with braces holding her hand to her cheek from soreness

Treatments like braces and Invisalign are an excellent way to help your child get the straighter, healthier teeth they deserve. Unfortunately, the journey towards a straighter smile isn’t always smooth and pleasant. Your little one will likely experience some dental soreness and mouth irritation during the process, especially right after they start treatment and after having their braces adjusted. Here are some of the best ways you can help your child through these discomforts and others throughout their orthodontic treatment.

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7 Tips to Make Wearing Braces More Fun for Your Child

March 11, 2021

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Smiling boy with braces or pediatric orthodontics in Milton

Treatments like braces and pediatric orthodontics will help set your child up for a lifetime of happy, healthy and beautiful smiles. However, with all the metal wires and brackets, diet restrictions, and frequent adjustments, your child may not be thrilled during the process. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can help make wearing braces fun for your little one! Here are seven tips that will help them enjoy their journey towards a straighter smile.

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The History of Braces: From Ancient Egypt to Modern Invisalign

February 22, 2021

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Closeup of modern Invisalign in Milton

If you want a straighter smile, you’re not alone! Millions of people around the world have committed to orthodontic treatments to fix their pearly whites. In fact, people have worked on correcting their teeth and bite issues all since ancient times. Unfortunately for those seeking orthodontic treatment in the past, options were limited to unrefined methods that were uncomfortable and even sometimes dangerous. Thankfully, orthodontics have evolved by leaps and bounds over the years, and nowadays it’s never been easier, safer, or more comfortable to improve your smile with modern treatments like Invisalign. Read on to learn more about the fascinating history of braces!

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Tips for Enjoying Valentine’s Day with Braces

February 7, 2021

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Woman with adult braces in Milton holds paper Valentine heart

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and you know what that means! It’s time to buy flowers, eat chocolates and tell that special someone you love them. However, if you have braces, you may be concerned that your Valentine’s Day will be less romantic than usual. Thankfully, you can still fully enjoy this special holiday while straightening your smile! Just remember these simple tips to keep your treatment on track and show some love to your smile.

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4 Reasons Why You May Want to Choose Braces Over Invisalign

January 27, 2021

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Woman holding Invisalign and braces in Milton

If you want a straighter smile, you’re in luck! It’s never been easier to correct orthodontic issues like crooked teeth and bite problems. There is a wide variety of treatments you can choose from, including everything from Invisalign clear aligners to ceramic braces. However, there are certainly cases where traditional braces are the best (or only) option for a straighter, healthier smile. Here are four reasons why you may want to choose braces instead of other options like Invisalign.

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