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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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Wondering If You Can Drink Coffee with Invisalign? Read This!

May 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:27 pm
Woman enjoying her morning cup of coffee

Do you love starting your morning with a freshly brewed cup of coffee? Maybe you enjoy sipping on a creamy cold brew as an afternoon pick-me-up. Either way, you may be wondering if all that will come to an end once you start Invisalign. To learn the answer, as well as some must-know tips for coffee enthusiasts, read on!

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Can Kids with Baby Teeth Get Braces?

March 11, 2022

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young boy with phase 1 orthodontics

Most people associate orthodontic treatments like braces with the teenage years. After all, that’s when most kids begin treatment! However, many parents are surprised to learn that orthodontic care can, and oftentimes should, start much earlier in life than that. In fact, even children with baby teeth may need a special type of braces called Phase 1 Orthodontics! Read on to learn more about this unique service and how to tell if it’s right for your little one.

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4 Tips for Treating Swollen Gums with Braces

February 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 4:26 pm
Woman with braces struggling with swollen gums

Are your gums a bit puffy now that you have braces? Although uncomfortable, it’s a completely normal side effect of orthodontic treatment. However, it’s also a symptom of gum disease. That’s why it’s so important to monitor your gums and keep in touch with your orthodontist. For now, keep reading to learn about the common causes, a few home remedies, and when you should be concerned about swollen gums with braces.

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A Quick Look at What It Feels like to Get Braces

January 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 8:40 pm
Closeup of model of mouth with braces

Are you interested in straightening your teeth? Whether you’re unhappy with minor gaps or severely crowded teeth, traditional orthodontics can gradually guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions. But what does getting braces actually feel like? It’s a question many patients ask themselves before committing to treatment. To learn the answer, read on!

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Think Braces Are Boring? Here Are 4 Ways to Make Treatment Fun!

December 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:50 pm
Closeup of woman with dental braces excitedly smiling

Did you recently start orthodontic treatment? That doesn’t mean your days of having fun have come to an end. After all, there are countless ways to make orthodontic treatment exciting. To spark your inspiration, keep reading to learn four ideas on how to make having braces fun!

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The Ultimate Guide to Caring For Your Retainer

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 7:17 pm
Closeup of patient brushing their retainer

Sure, braces can guide your once misaligned teeth into straighter, healthier, more aesthetically pleasing positions, but your retainer is what will keep them there in the short and long term. That’s why making a lifetime commitment to wearing them regularly is so important! Here’s how to care for them so they stay in tip-top shape throughout the years.

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8 Braces-Friendly Halloween Candies

October 21, 2021

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Closeup of array of Halloween candy

It’s no secret that braces come with a few dietary restrictions. While they can be frustrating to follow at times, especially during the Halloween season, they are ultimately in place to prevent you from breaking a bracket or wire. Don’t worry though – there is plenty of candy you can eat with braces. Keep reading to learn what they are!

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Here’s How to Protect Your Child’s Braces (& Smile!) During Sports

September 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:25 pm

From pickup soccer games at the park to organized football at school, sports are a great way for your child to learn discipline, build a community, and get out all of that seemingly endless energy! Fortunately, their orthodontic treatment won’t get in the way. There are, however, a few things you should keep in mind to prevent broken braces during sports. After all, the last thing you want is for your child to be traumatized from an orthodontic emergency! With this in mind, keep reading to learn how to protect their smile and their braces.

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7 Important Vitamins for Patients with Braces

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 1:26 pm
Display of vitamin-rich foods on table

Whether you’re about to start orthodontic treatment or are already a few months in, you’ve probably thought once or twice about how good it will feel to enjoy your new and improved smile. While your braces will certainly move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position, the results won’t be anywhere near as beautiful as you’d like if they are brittle, stained, and weak. With this in mind, keep reading to learn seven vitamins that are helpful for patients with braces!

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