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3 Products That Will Get Your Child Excited About Their Teeth!

February 27, 2023

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Picture of a smiling child brushing their teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a whole month dedicated to ensuring that your kids’ smiles are as bright as they can be.

Any parent will know that getting their child to get excited about their oral health is a bit of a challenge, which can cause a lot of headaches if they need braces from a young age. Fortunately, there are many dental products available to children that can make dental hygiene fun! In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, here are a few examples.


What Should I Know About Dating and Invisalign?

January 13, 2023

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a couple smiling and on a date

February is approaching and that means love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day near, you may be wondering how your dating life will be affected by your new Invisalign treatment. While the clear removable aligners are very discreet, they can still impact a social situation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make it as smooth as possible. Here’s what you should know about dating and Invisalign. 


Cold and Flu Season Tips for Invisalign Patients

December 13, 2022

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Man washing hands during cold and flu season

It seems like the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, but a lot of new cases are still popping up each day. Plus, we are now well into the cold and flu season. Unfortunately, that means extra diligence is required if you want to minimize your chances of coming down with an illness. Individuals who use Invisalign need to take special precautions. What can you do to protect your overall health, as well as the health of others? Here are some practical tips:


Tips to Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Meals with Braces

November 4, 2022

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girl with braces

The holiday season is on your doorstep! It’s a magical time of the year that consists of gift-giving, spending quality time with loved ones, and (of course) eating great food. If you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you might not be as excited as others to indulge in all the seasonal meals and treats. Instead, you’re probably more concerned about food getting stuck in your braces and sending you straight to your orthodontist in Plano. Fortunately, you can prevent that from happening with these tips for eating holiday meals with braces.


Which Factors Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

October 4, 2022

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teen with braces

You probably want to consider the cost of orthodontic treatment before you commit to it. Since every case is unique, it’s impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate until you visit an orthodontist for an exam. It’s worth noting that multiple factors can influence the overall price of your treatment. Read on to learn from your orthodontist in Plano which elements come into play. 


What Actions Can Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment?

September 4, 2022

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Sure, Invisalign treatment has several benefits that far outweigh those of traditional metal braces. But if you neglect to follow the basic cleaning and maintenance rules, you can make the treatment ineffective and miss out on some of those benefits. Find out which four actions can ruin your treatment plan and tips to maintain your aligners.


5 Helpful Tips for Easing New Aligner Discomfort

August 23, 2022

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Closeup of woman putting on new clear aligner

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is significantly more comfortable. After all, there aren’t any brackets or wires, the trays are crafted from smooth plastic, and each one is custom-made just for you. Since your teeth are being moved into entirely new positions, however, there you may experience some Invisalign discomfort, especially when you switch to a new aligner. The good news is that the soreness is temporary and can easily be alleviated with these helpful tips!


Can Someone with Veneers, Crowns, or Bridges Get Invisalign?

July 4, 2022

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You may need dental restorations or decide to get cosmetic dental treatment as you get older. Some common examples include dental crowns, bridges, or veneers. While these all serve their purpose when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and aesthetically pleasing, you may be wondering if they will interfere with the Invisalign treatment that you want to straighten your smile. Continue reading to learn from your orthodontist in Plano how each of these restorations could affect orthodontic treatment.


Can I Get Invisalign After Traditional Braces?

May 4, 2022

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young woman holding clear aligner

Remember when you finished treatment with metal braces and your orthodontist talked about how important it was for you to wear your retainer to preserve your straightened smile? Unfortunately, a study revealed that one in five patients stops wearing it within 19-24 months of completing orthodontic treatment. Were you one of those patients that gave up on your retainer? If so, your teeth may have shifted back to their pre-braces position. Having experienced traditional braces, you may be considering Invisalign but is that possible? Read on to learn more from your orthodontist in Plano about wearing Invisalign after braces.


5 Factors That Affect How Long You’ll Need to Wear Braces

April 20, 2022

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young girl getting braces in Plano

Before committing to orthodontic treatment, there are many factors you must take into consideration. For example, you must think about the overall expenses and the time it’ll take to complete your treatment. Since every patient is unique, it’s impossible to say the required duration for braces to straighten teeth because it truly varies on a case-by-case basis. Even though the average amount of time is between one and three years, several factors can make it shorter or longer. Read on to learn which elements contribute to the time it takes to achieve your desired results!

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