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What are the options when it comes to braces for adults?

We’re seeing an increasing number of adults investing in orthodontic treatments. In fact, our recent research shows that most adults feel self-conscious about their teeth, and more than two-thirds are considering treatments to improve their smile. Why do some adults need orthodontic treatment? There are a number of reasons why an adult might have crooked teeth or a bad bite and choose to have orthodontic treatment. Genetics is one of the main causes of common orthodontic problems such as underbites and overbites. Prolonged habits during childhood, such as biting your lips or sucking your thumb can cause the front teeth to become misaligned. It’s also natural for our teeth to shift position as we age when we lose or wear down our teeth, or if gum problems develop. Sometimes that means people who have had orthodontic treatment as a child and haven’t worn their retainers as instructed may require further orthodontic treatment as an adult. Who is orthodontic treatment suitable [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Can I eat candy with braces?

If you have braces and a sugar craving comes along, you might be tempted to sink your teeth into an oozy, gooey candy bar. But can you eat candy with braces? If you've had to ask yourself this very question, the answer probably isn't too surprising. There are tons of foods you can and can't eat with braces. Unfortunately, one of those foods that you can't eat is candy. Candy is specifically not recommended for a number of reasons. Understanding why and how eating candy when you have braces will affect your chances of completing a successful orthodontic treatment—which ultimately affects the health of your teeth and gums in the long run—will hopefully help diminish your cravings for sweet treats while you have braces, and hopefully beyond your orthodontic treatment as well. It's All About the Sugar Let's take a look at the obvious: candy is bad for you, whether you have braces or not. It's loaded with sugar, which [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

EMBRACE YOUR BRACES

You are invited to read our August 2017 Newsletter, "Embrace your Braces". Please click here. Join our Newsletter service and take the Flossing Challenge. Please click here

By | August 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments