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My Teeth Feel Loose with Braces; What’s Going On?

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 6:47 am
a patient with braces smiling

If you’ve recently begun your braces journey, you’re probably feeling pretty excited about the prospect of having a straighter and healthier smile that exudes confidence! However, you might have noticed that your new hardware is causing your teeth to feel a little loose. But this is nothing you should feel alarmed about, and your teeth aren’t in danger of falling out! Here’s why braces can sometimes cause teeth to feel loose and why it’s nothing to fret about.


How To: Correctly Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 2:43 pm
Invisalign aligners in tray next to packets of cleaning crystals

Naturally, one of the biggest perks of Invisalign is the clear, see-through aligners. However, it’s important to remember that they aren’t stain-resistant. On the contrary, poor habits (like drinking coffee with your trays in) can cause them to turn yellow. The good news is that the cleaning crystals that come in your welcome kit can help prevent them from looking discolored and smelling bad. So, read on to learn when and how to use your Invisalign cleaning crystals!


Does My Child Need Braces on Their Baby Teeth?

April 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 6:48 am
a closeup of a child with braces

If your child has crooked baby teeth, you might be wondering if this is something that can be addressed with the help of orthodontics; fortunately, it can! With the help of your pediatric orthodontist, phase 1 orthodontics can be utilized to guide your little one’s baby teeth into an optimal position that sets their future smile up for success. Keep reading to learn a little more about what goes into this process, along with some of the notable benefits.


Can I Use My Old Retainer to Re-Straighten My Teeth?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 9:02 pm
a patient smiling and holding her retainer

You might imagine that your journey towards a healthier and straighter smile has reached an end the moment you get your braces removed, but this usually isn’t the case—more often than not, a retainer is necessary to ensure that your teeth remain in their intended new positions! If this describes your situation, you might be wondering if an older retainer can be used to re-straighten your teeth and compensate for any unplanned speedbumps during your treatment process. Continue reading below to learn more.


Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 8:01 pm
Orthodontist explaining dental insurance information to patient

From routine checkups to root canal therapy, there are countless treatments that dental insurance covers. However, many cosmetic treatments aren’t included since they aren’t “medically necessary.” As a result, you might be wondering if your provider will cover a portion of the cost of your teeth-straightening treatment. If so, then read on to learn some useful information on dental insurance for orthodontics!


4 Holiday Recipes That Are Braces-Friendly

November 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 7:29 pm
Closeup of person making pumpkin pie

Since hard, sticky, and chewy foods are a no-no with metal brackets and wires, you might need to avoid some of your holiday favorites this year. After all, you don’t want a bite into pecan pie or peanut brittle to turn into a sudden orthodontic emergency! The good news is that there are plenty of festive dishes that are both delicious and braces-friendly. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few holiday recipes to try this season!


5 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas with Braces

October 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 7:03 pm
Little jack-o-lantern wishing you a Happy Halloween

And just like that… Halloween is just a few weeks away! If you enjoy dressing up but are a bit stumped about what to wear, you’ll be happy to know that there are several orthodontic-friendly options. In fact, here are five fun, easy costumes with braces.


How To: Manage and Prevent Oral Sores with Braces

September 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:51 pm
Closeup of woman experiencing toothache

Have you developed mouth sores more consistently now that you have braces? While this is completely normal, they can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Naturally, you want to alleviate the soreness as quickly as possible. To learn how to manage mouth sores with braces and help prevent more from developing in the future, keep reading!


4 Must-Know Tips for Your First Week with Braces

August 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 7:18 pm
Woman smiling while pointing to her braces

Did you just get your braces? Congratulations – you’re a big step closer to the smile of your dreams! With time, you’ll barely realize they are there. At first, of course, that’s not the case. Luckily, you can make the transition much more seamless with these helpful tips on navigating your first week with braces.


Want Invisalign? Here’s Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Start!

July 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 12:48 pm
Woman in floral dress smiling outside

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? For many, it’s relaxing vacations, days by the pool, and cookouts with friends and family. But it’s also the perfect time to begin your Invisalign treatment! Keep reading to learn why.

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