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Can You Use a Retainer to Realign Your Teeth?

March 17, 2022

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person holding their retainer

After completing Invisalign treatment, you may have been so excited about having an aligner-free smile that you forgot to wear your retainer as instructed. If that’s the case, your teeth might be shifting back to their original, familiar positions. When that happens, many patients wonder if they can use their retainer to realign their teeth. Read along for the answer and learn a few helpful tips to care for your retainers!

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What’s Life After Braces Like?

February 4, 2022

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teenage girl smiling

The day has finally arrived – your braces are coming off and it’s happening before your junior year of high school is over just as you’d hoped! While this is a big moment, it doesn’t exactly mean that your orthodontic journey is finished. Your smile is much straighter now, but there’s still some work to do. As your orthodontist in Frisco reminds you, there are a few crucial steps to ensure that these results you’ve invested the time in never fade away. Here’s what to expect when it comes to adjusting to life after braces.

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Swollen Gums from Braces? Here are 3 Need-To-Knows

January 4, 2022

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woman pointing at her teeth

You just got brand new braces, and you’re super excited about it. You’re optimistic about the coming results and grateful for the opportunity to straighten your teeth. However, when you recently smiled at yourself in the mirror, you noticed something troubling. Pulling up your lip, you saw that your gums appeared to be swollen. Is this normal? There are a few reasons why you may experience swollen gums with braces. From simple oral hygiene issues to long-term problems with excessive gum tissue, there are several fixes you can consider to reduce the swelling of your gums.

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5 Benefits and Uses of Traditional Braces

November 9, 2021

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person wearing traditional braces in Frisco

Alternative teeth-straightening treatments like Invisalign have become increasingly popular in recent times. Though they can correct some alignment issues and close gaps between teeth, there are still situations when traditional braces may be necessary. Read on to learn five benefits and uses of traditional braces in Frisco.

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5 Factors That Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

October 14, 2021

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Woman holding Invisalign and braces

Not everyone naturally developed the perfectly straight smile that they hoped for. However, thanks to modern dental technology, you don’t need to spend the rest of your life with alignment issues and crooked teeth. There are several orthodontic solutions available to help improve the appearance and function of your smile, but at what cost? Here are some of the factors that influence the cost of orthodontic treatment in Frisco.

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4 Reasons to Undergo Treatment for Straighter Teeth

September 18, 2021

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a woman pointing to her straight teeth

Think having straight teeth isn’t a big deal? Many people do not understand why orthodontic treatment is considered “necessary.” The reality is that while you may not worry much about the aesthetics of your smile, there are potential health implications when living with crooked or misaligned teeth. Before you dismiss the recommendations of your orthodontist, here are four reasons you should consider braces to improve your smile.

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You Asked, We Answered: Is it Possible to Get Cavities During Invisalign Treatment?

August 31, 2021

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If you’re unhappy with your smile due to crooked, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to endure years of “metal mouth” to straighten your smile! Thanks to Invisalign’s clear aligners and state-of-the-art dental technology, you can achieve your smile goals discreetly. While the virtually undetectable trays are one of the reasons this teeth-straightening treatment is a household name, many patients wonder if it’s possible to get cavities with Invisalign. Read on for the answer!

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3 Things to Remember When Wearing Braces as An Adult

July 14, 2021

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a young woman shows off her smile while wearing braces as an adult

Have you recently graduated from college and preparing for your first job interview? Worried your crooked teeth or misaligned bite might hold you back from getting the position? By choosing to wear braces as an adult, you can expect outstanding results that will leave you feeling more confident than ever before. But before you agree to undergo treatment, there are a few things you need to know about wearing these orthodontic appliances at this stage in your life.  

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Is There an Age Limit for Braces?

June 3, 2021

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a middle-aged woman undergoes a regular checkup by her orthodontist while wearing adult braces in Frisco

Are you over the age of 40 and want to do something about your crooked teeth or that small, unsightly gap? You may be considering adult braces in Frisco, but is there an age limit for orthodontic treatment? Can you be “too old” to wear metal brackets and wires or clear aligners? According to most orthodontists, patients of all ages can benefit from appropriate treatment. Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer to get started with braces.  

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Broken Braces: What to Do to Safeguard Your Smile and Minimize Delays

April 13, 2021

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a digital image of metal brackets and wires along the lower arch of teeth

You may find that when you initially receive your braces, you’re very careful about each task you perform. From eating and brushing your teeth to engaging in outdoor activities, you want to be mindful of anything that might damage your new appliances. But no matter what preventive measures you are taking, there is always a chance you could end up with broken braces. To help you be prepared in case of an orthodontic emergency, a local orthodontist shares what you can do to address the problem, protect your smile, and avoid serious delays in treatment.

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