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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.


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!


3 Ways Braces Can Save You Money

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 1:16 pm
Closeup of woman with braces smiling

From slight gaps to severe overcrowding, traditional orthodontics and modern alternatives (like Invisalign) can address misaligned teeth and bite issues head-on. As a result, you can enjoy a beautifully straight smile and all of the confidence-boosting perks it comes with. But did you know that braces can save you money as well? Keep reading to learn how!


Can Your Posture Influence How Your Bite Comes Together?

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 10:24 pm
woman with bad posture influencing her bite alignment

You probably already know that good posture is important. Whether you’re trying to prevent back pain or make a good first impression, the straightness of your spine makes a big difference. However, did you know that recent studies show that your posture can influence how your jaws come together and the alignment of your bite? Unfortunately, in the era of texting and comfortable couches, slouching is a widespread problem in today’s society!  Read on as we explain how your posture and bite are connected, and what you can do to improve both!


5 Tips for Flossing with Braces

March 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 2:28 am
Closeup of someone flossing with braces

Great oral hygiene is always important, but it’s absolutely essential if you’re wearing braces! After all, cavities or gum disease can throw off your treatment or seriously damage your smile. That’s why it’s critical that you practice a thorough dental routine that includes flossing. However, while brushing with braces is relatively straightforward, flossing around wires and brackets takes some practice. Use these five tips for flossing with braces to keep your smile strong and sparkling as you straighten your teeth!


Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Orthodontic Patients

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 5:05 pm
Woman with braces in Rutland throwing New Year's confetti

Now that it’s January, are you looking for simple but significant New Year’s resolutions to make and keep in 2021? If you have braces or Invisalign, your smile is a great place to start! Now is the perfect time to rededicate yourself to some healthy habits that will benefit your oral health and keep your orthodontic treatment on track. Here are five great New Year’s resolutions you can make this year for a happier and healthier smile.


5 Unique Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

December 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 4:35 pm
Smiling woman outside holding Invisalign in Rutland

Getting a straighter smile with traditional metal braces comes at the price of some of your day-to-day freedoms. You’ll need to restrict your diet, spend more time on brushing and flossing your teeth and deal with having a mouth full of metal. Thankfully, not all orthodontic treatments come with the proverbial ball and chain of metal wires and brackets! With Invisalign, you can feel free to enjoy your life to the fullest while straightening your smile. Here are five unique freedoms you can expect to enjoy with Invisalign that you simply can’t get with metal braces.


3 Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes

November 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 4:28 pm
Strawberry Santas that are safe for braces in Rutland

The holidays are right around the corner! It’s time to remember what we’re thankful for, honor family traditions, and enjoy delicious festive foods! However, if you have braces in Rutland, classic holiday meals present a whole new set of challenges. Many sweets and desserts that are so abundant this time of year can damage your braces or get your orthodontic treatment off track. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up all your favorite treats! Use these three braces-friendly holiday dessert recipes to make your meals complete and safe for your smile!