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Orthodontics On The Clock: How Long Will Treatment Take?

October 17, 2021

From the fear of physical discomfort to the general sense of insecurity one feels when the metal brackets are applied, we understand that many orthodontic patients are crossing their fingers and hoping for a treatment option that concludes sooner rather than later. Of course, that depends entirely on what your teeth currently look like and […]

Sweet, Sour, and Spooky: 5 Hauntingly Good Halloween Treats For When You Have Braces

September 13, 2021

As Halloween night creeps closer and closer, you already know that anyone wearing braces would be wise to steer clear of monstrous hard candies and chocolate-covered nuts. But what else might you accidentally overlook while you relish the spoils of a successful night of trick-or-treating? Unfortunately, both gummies and caramel apples — two wickedly delicious […]

Filling You In On Fillings: Answering Your Top 3 Questions

July 15, 2021

The idea of needing a cavity filled is typically not a pleasant one for most patients. The good news, however, is that modern technology has rendered the entire process nearly painless, and we even have a variety of material options for fillings depending on the patient’s unique circumstances and desires! And don’t worry — getting […]

Braces: What Constitutes Common Discomfort?

June 12, 2021

Nerves and trepidation are common when a patient walks in to either get their braces put on or have them adjusted. After all, even once they’re back in the comfort of their own home, the discomfort of the braces themselves may last longer than the window of time they spend in the orthodontist’s chair. But […]

Crushing Cavities This Summer

May 7, 2021

Summer is approaching, and the only thing on your mind is uncovering those deflated beach balls for a relaxing beach vacation. During this time of no homework or school, it can be easy to let things fall through the cracks as your kids begin to focus on that glorious feeling of having absolutely nothing to […]

The Pain of COVID-19 Concerns: The Prevalence of Stress Among Patients

April 16, 2021

As it is, many young patients find themselves off-put by the idea of visiting their dentists and orthodontists. Be it because of braces-related pain or the general discomfort of having someone poke around in their mouth, we know — Such appointments are common stressors for young patients and adult patients alike. But as COVID-19 vaccines […]

Bracing For Pain: What Type Of Orthodontic Discomfort Is Normal?

March 18, 2021

Perhaps your child has already undergone their pediatric orthodontic consultation and their braces will be officially going on in the coming weeks. Or perhaps your child has already had them fitted to their teeth, and you’re simply scouring for answers as to what, exactly, constitutes “normal pain” in this unfamiliar situation. Regardless, we’re here to […]

When There’s Cause for Concern: Emergency Orthodontics

February 15, 2021

Your braces are designed to enhance your smile, thereby artistically crafting the healthiest orthodontic landscape possible. But what if that orthodontic care is what has you frowning? Should your braces or other dental appliances be causing more pain than is ordinary or expected, emergency orthodontic care may be in order. Here’s what you need to […]