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4 Useful Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

June 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 4:36 am

Life is unpredictable, and among the many unforeseen situations that could possibly unfold are orthodontic emergencies. But if you or one of your loved ones has braces, you don’t need to live in fear of sustaining an injury involving your braces—there are actually several preventive measures you can take to protect your smile and ensure that your treatment progress stays right on track. Keep reading to learn more from your trusted orthodontist!


Your Helpful Guide for Brushing & Flossing with Braces

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:09 pm
a patient with braces brushing their teeth

If you’ve recently started wearing braces, congratulations! A straighter, healthier smile is on the horizon, assuming the treatment goes well. And while traditional braces might not seem like something you’ll be interacting with often, as the metal brackets and wires can handle moving your teeth on their own, you’ll still play an instrumental role in the process—it’s up to you to keep your mouth clean during this period! Here are some helpful steps to follow as you begin brushing and flossing throughout your braces journey.


First Date Tips for When You Have Braces

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 10:20 pm
a young couple on a date

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’ve planned a date with someone special, you’re probably thinking about all of the things you need to do to ensure that things go smoothly! However, if you have braces, you might be a little extra-concerned; dating is already challenging enough, but adding a factor such as orthodontics into the mix might make you feel nervous. Here are some tips to help you have a great time while on a first date with braces.


How To: Navigate the Holiday Season with Invisalign

December 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 8:44 pm
Happy couple smiling while holding wrapped gifts

If this is your first holiday season with Invisalign, you might feel a little uncertain of how to proceed. After all, the last thing you want is to derail your treatment, delaying your results significantly. The good news is that you can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year to the fullest and stay on track with your clear aligner treatment. Here’s how!


A Look Back At the History of Braces

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 4:35 am
closeup of modern-day traditional braces in Rutland

Nowadays, everyone wants a straight, even set of pearly whites! But did you know that wanting a straighter smile has been a popular goal for thousands of years? In fact, historians have found evidence of the earliest orthodontic treatments in 400-300 BC! Fortunately, modern-day braces in Rutland have evolved by leaps and bounds since then. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the key points in the history of braces to see just how far they’ve come!


5 Halloween Costume Ideas for People with Braces

October 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:34 pm
Happy Halloween with smiling jack-o-lanterns

Halloween is right around the corner! So, if you haven’t already, now is the time to start thinking about what you’re going to be this year. If this is your first spooky season since starting orthodontic treatment, then keep reading to learn five spook-tacular ideas for costumes with braces.


Wondering When You Should Replace Your Retainer? Read This!

September 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 7:19 pm
Patient placing new retainer in case

Orthodontic relapse can be incredibly frustrating, especially after spending a significant amount of time and money on braces. Fortunately, your retainer will help prevent your teeth from drifting out of their perfectly aligned positions once more, which is why wearing it each evening is of the utmost importance. Since this is a lifelong best practice, you’ll have to replace yours a few times throughout the years. But how will you know when it needs to be replaced? Here are five tell-tale signs.


4 Helpful Tips For Caring For Your Retainer

August 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 6:10 pm
Closeup of patient cleaning their retainer

Did you recently finish your orthodontic treatment? If so, you may be taking every opportunity to show off your beautiful new smile. Of course, it will only stay that way if you follow your orthodontist’s instructions, like wearing your retainer. Naturally, that may be hard to do if it’s broken, discolored, or smelly. To prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn four tips for keeping your retainer in pristine condition.


You Asked, We Answered: What Is Interproximal Reduction (IPR)?

July 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 2:25 pm
Man with glasses wondering about interproximal reduction

From “elastics” and “fixed appliances” to “ligatures,” there are lots of terms you may hear for the first time during your orthodontic consultation. One term that often gets some attention is “interproximal reduction.” Although this technique has been in use since the 1940s, it’s not one that many patients are familiar with. Don’t worry – you can keep reading to learn everything you need to know about interproximal reduction (including the benefits during Invisalign treatment!) below.


Here’s the Key to Preventing Orthodontic Relapse

June 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 7:43 pm
Smiling woman looking at straight teeth in mirror

There’s no doubt about it: braces are one of the best teeth-straightening treatments available. Not only are they incredibly safe and reliable, but they can also help patients who are struggling with everything from minor spacing issues to extreme overcrowding. Of course, only you can ensure your teeth remain in their perfectly aligned positions after your braces are removed. To learn the key to preventing orthodontic relapse, read on!

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