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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!

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A Look Back At the History of Braces

November 7, 2022

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

July 7, 2022

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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.

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthorutland @ 3:15 pm
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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