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Does Mewing Actually Work?

February 12, 2024

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Portrait of woman with slim, defined jawline

Popular beauty standards are a revolving door of ideas and opinions. Currently, many people are fixated on the idea of having a slim, sharply defined jawline. In fact, you may have seen videos of people demonstrating a technique called “mewing.” Proponents say that it can permanently improve the shape of the jaw and even produce health benefits! But does mewing actually work, or are you better off seeking professional orthodontic treatment? This blog post explores what you should know.


Address These 3 Oral Problems Easily with Orthodontics

January 2, 2024

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a patient showing off her healthy smile

When it comes to orthodontics, for many of us, the first thing that comes to mind is metal braces and their usefulness for straightening crooked teeth. But believe it or not, these ingenious orthodontic solutions can do a lot more than just address dental misalignment. These days, a wide array of oral concerns and overall health issues can be addressed with clever orthodontic intervention. Here’s a look at three common oral problems and how orthodontics can assist patients with getting their smiles back on track.


Can Adults Over 40 Get Braces?

November 4, 2023

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Woman with braces

You frequently see children and teenagers with braces to realign their teeth, but what about adults? Did you miss your opportunity to achieve a straighter smile? Not at all! Just because you didn’t get braces in middle or high school doesn’t mean that the opportunity has passed you up. You are never too old to begin working towards the goals you have for your smile. Continue reading to learn some of the benefits of braces for adults.


What Does It Feel Like to Get Braces?

September 5, 2023

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Woman pointing at her braces with manicured finger

Are you soon going to get braces? You may be looking forward to your appointment with a mixture of excitement and nervousness. What does it feel like to get braces? How long will it take you to adjust? It is natural if you have some concerns. This guide explains what you can expect as you are getting started on your orthodontic journey.


What You Should Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

July 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsimon @ 4:34 pm
Woman in cream sweater smiling with braces

Of the four million patients currently wearing braces, roughly one million are over the age of 18. So, if you think that orthodontic treatment is only for children and teens, think again! The reality is that candidacy for teeth-straightening treatments isn’t determined by age alone. Of course, there are a few things you should know if you’re interested in perfecting your smile now. With this in mind, here’s what you should know about getting braces as an adult.


Here’s How You Can Accidentally Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

March 9, 2023

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Patient placing Invisalign aligner in storage case

With an average treatment timeline of just 12 to 18 months, it’s not hard to see why 12+ million patients have chosen Invisalign. After all, traditional braces can often take well over two years to complete! Naturally, you want to see the results as quickly as possible, which is why it’s so important to stay on-track with your treatment plan. With this in mind, read on to learn five ways you can accidentally ruin your Invisalign treatment.


4 Freedoms of Invisalign

January 20, 2023

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a smiling person putting their Invisalign aligners in their mouth

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, addressing orthodontic issues like misalignment, bite problems, and crowding can seem like an inconvenience that can impact every part of your life, from your social and professional relationships down to when you eat your meals and brush your teeth each day. Fortunately, you no longer need to change your entire life to accommodate your appliance, thanks to Invisalign clear aligners. Read on to learn four freedoms that Invisalign treatment offers so you can straighten your smile and live your life on your own terms.


How To Feel Confident at Work with Braces

November 9, 2022

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man with braces and glasses smiling

Orthodontics, specifically braces, is often associated with teens despite the fact that over a quarter of orthodontic patients in the U.S. are 18 years and older. Even with this statistic on your side, it’s normal to feel nervous about having braces as an adult, especially while at work. Concerns about looking “immature” or “unprofessional” are common, but thankfully, by following a few simple tips, you can ensure you feel confident and capable no matter what the day throws at you.


Why Do Gums Swell While Wearing Braces?

September 21, 2022

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girl with swollen gums and braces

Swollen gums with braces can be a bothersome reality for many undergoing orthodontic treatments. No matter the reason or cause of the problem, the pain and soreness that often comes with it is something most patients prefer to avoid or eliminate altogether. But is it possible? How does it happen in the first place? An orthodontist is here to explain the reasons why gums can swell and what can be done once the braces come off.


4 Useful Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

August 3, 2022

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Woman with braces smiling.

Emergencies have a funny knack for happening unexpectedly—and often when it’s least convenient, too! And orthodontic emergencies are no exception. Whether it’s a broken wire or loose bracket, a lost retainer, or painful mouth sores, these types of situations can be panic inducing. But you don’t have to live in fear of experiencing an orthodontic emergency; there are many preventive measures you can take to avoid them entirely! Here are four helpful tips from your orthodontist to help you prevent orthodontic emergencies and keep your treatment progress unimpeded.

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