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National TMJ Awareness Month

Millions of Americans suffer from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which can cause throbbing headaches, pain and tenderness in your jaw, or difficulty chewing. November is TMJ Awareness Month, and we’re breaking down for you the causes, symptoms, and...

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Be Picky if It’s Sticky! Halloween Tips for Braces

Halloween is right around the corner, bringing with it festivities, candies, and sweets. While sugary treats are a staple this time of year, it is more important than ever to be mindful of orthodontic and dental care to keep your smile healthy and clean. To help you...

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Enjoy Self-Improvement Month With an Invisalign® Smile

September is Self-Improvement Month, a reminder that there’s no better time to set new goals for yourself or catch up on forgotten resolutions from January. If stay-at-home orders got in the way of your smile goals earlier, now is the perfect time to start your smile...

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Braces-Friendly School Lunch Ideas

When you’re trying to keep up with fall activities, after-school sports, and grocery shopping, whipping up a balanced braces-friendly lunch can fall to the sidelines. To help make your fall semester a little less overwhelming, we’ve searched high and low to show you...

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Top 10 Benefits of Family Orthodontic Care

Top 10 Benefits of Family Orthodontic Care

Are you considering getting orthodontic care or taking your child for their first trip to the orthodontist? Are you wondering if quality orthodontic care is worth the investment? Many professionals recommend that children have their first trip to an orthodontist by...

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Enjoy Summer Barbecues While Caring for Your Smile

It’s finally July, and this month means parades, concerts, and backyard barbecues. It’s been estimated that about 74 million Americans grill out every Fourth of July—not to mention the millions of Americans who love grilling all summer long. No matter where you are...

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8 Types of Orthodontics

8 Types of Orthodontics

Did you know that over 4 million Americans wear orthodontics? Whether you’re young or young-at-heart, there are many ways to straighten teeth. Or correct palate problems. Or resolve painful jaw issues. Gone are the days when conventional metal braces were the sole...

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7 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces as an Adult

7 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces as an Adult

Are you an adult considering braces? Most people think that this orthodontic treatment is for teenagers. It's not the case since anyone can get them. Adulthood won't disqualify you from getting braces. In some cases, it's better to get braces once you move past your...

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Retainer Hygiene Tips in the Summer

Summer means sunshine, warmer weather, and unfortunately, a greater chance of bacterial overgrowth on your appliances. Retainers are the perfect place for bacteria to grow since they thrive in warm, moist conditions and can be transmitted through food. However, with a...

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