Dental braces being removed

How Are Braces Removed?

Likely, from the moment you had your braces put on, you have dreamed of the day you would have your braces removed. Finally, you have an appointment scheduled to remove your braces. You remember how your brackets went on, but you might be wondering how they will come off—and whether it will hurt. And They’re Off The process

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Young boy in braces in two phase orthodontic treatment

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

As a parent, you may be aware of the American Association of Orthodontists’ recommendation to have an orthodontist check your child’s teeth by age 7 as a precautionary measure. In some instances that might call for a two-phased approach to your child’s orthodontic treatment. So what is a two-phase orthodontic treatment? How is it different

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Tween getting fitted with a retainer in Phase I treatment

Phase I Orthodontic Treatment

Your orthodontist has recommended that your child consider Phase 1 treatment. You probably have some questions as to what is it and what you should expect. What is Phase 1 treatment? This is the first phase of a two-part orthodontic treatment. It is primarily used on patients from 7-10 years old. Also known as Interceptive

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Smiling bride with braces

Bracing for your Wedding Day

Setting a wedding date is an important event. For many, this blessed day is a time of excited anticipation—as well as feverish planning. The expectation is that everything looks and be perfect. And the smile is no exception. As one of those celebrated occasions where the memories made are both lasting and important, the “picture

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Cleaning your Teeth with Braces

Braces and Oral Hygiene: Keeping it Clean

The importance of dental hygiene for those who are wearing braces cannot be stressed enough (and at Orthodontic Associates we have stressed it). With more nooks and crannies to call home, food particles, bacteria and plaque can quickly accumulate around your orthodontic appliances and braces. Here are some of the potential downsides to not taking

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