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5 Tips to Help You Get Back On-Track with Invisalign

May 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 6:14 pm
Woman holding Invisalign tray and pointing to her smile

At the beginning of your treatment, your orthodontist will provide you with the specifics, from how many trays you’ll need to how long the entire process will take. Of course, these details aren’t set in stone; you can fall off-track with your original Invisalign treatment plan if you don’t implement the right best practices. If this happens to you, don’t get discouraged. Instead, keep reading to learn five must-know tips for preventing that from occurring in the future!


Here’s How You Can Prevent Orthodontic Relapse

April 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 5:42 pm
Closeup of clear retainers being held by patient

One of the biggest perks of orthodontic treatment is that the results can last a lifetime – with proper care, that is. When bad habits creep in, like neglecting to wear your retainer, then your chances of orthodontic relapse increase significantly. Fortunately, learning about the common culprits and effective prevention tactics can go a long way in keeping your teeth in their perfectly aligned positions!


Everything You Need to Know About Flossing with Invisalign

March 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 5:06 pm
Man flossing in bathroom mirror

Be honest… How good are you about flossing daily? If the answer is “not very good,” you’re not alone. In fact, only about 40% of Americans are diligent about this oral hygiene best practice and a whopping 20% don’t floss at all! It may seem unnecessary, but the small strand can play a crucial role in preventing serious dental problems, like cavities and gum disease. With this in mind, keep reading for a step-by-step guide to flossing with Invisalign.


5 Factors That Will Affect the Cost of Your Orthodontic Treatment

February 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 6:10 pm
Man paying for orthodontic treatment

Are you interested in getting braces? It won’t take you too long to realize that finding out about the cost of orthodontic treatment without a consultation is difficult. That’s because each treatment is 100% tailored to the patient, meaning there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Before you get discouraged, it’s important to know that there are a few factors that will influence the estimate across the board. Keep reading to learn a few!


Worried Braces Will Affect Your Sports Performance? Read This!

January 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 7:48 pm
Closeup of athlete playing soccer

Do you participate in a school sport? Do you and your friends enjoy playing a pick-up game of soccer on the weekends? Maybe you’re a professional athlete and your livelihood relies on your ability to play. Whatever the case may be, braces won’t stand in your way! In fact, undergoing orthodontic treatment can provide you with a smile you are proud to show off when you cross the finish line, score a touchdown, or make a goal. To learn how to protect your braces (and your teeth) during sports, read on.


4 Essential Tips for Traveling with Invisalign

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 7:07 pm
Closeup of woman backpacking through scenic forest

Do you have a trip booked? Whether it’s a scenic backpacking trip, a relaxing vacation at a resort, or a site-seeing adventure overseas, you deserve to enjoy your endeavors to the fullest. Since Invisalign is discreet, comfortable, and doesn’t come with any dietary restrictions, your clear aligners won’t get in the way either! Just make sure to keep the below tips for traveling with Invisalign in mind to stay on track with your treatment plan.


This Is What Happens After You’re Done with Braces

November 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 5:10 pm
Closeup of woman with straight teeth smiling

Are you rapidly approaching the end of your orthodontic treatment timeline? Then you are only a few weeks (or maybe even days!) away from seeing your new and improved smile. But what happens next? If you’re like many patients, you’ve dreamed of the day you no longer need to wear metal brackets and wires but aren’t entirely sure how to care for your smile moving forward. Don’t worry – here’s everything you need to know about life after braces.


Wondering What a Day with Invisalign Looks Like? Read This!

October 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 4:59 pm
Closeup of Invisalign aligners in smiling patient's hands

Did you know that Invisalign has helped more than 8 million patients achieve their smile goals over the last two decades? Today, the clear aligners are most known for their discreet look, comfortable fit, hassle-free oral care, and shorter treatment timeline (on average). Despite their popularity, however, many patients have one important question on their minds, “What is a typical day like while wearing Invisalign?” Here’s the answer!


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

September 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 8:05 pm
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!


7 Things That Can Cause Your Teeth to Shift

July 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — miltonortho @ 4:38 pm
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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