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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Posted in Living With Braces

Everyone is different! When it comes to makeup, you might want to highlight your braces, or perhaps you'd prefer to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need to Take With You

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

There are some essential items that you'll need to take along with you with you during your Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Here's a short list of what to take when you're on the go.

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It's Important to Visit the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

It's Important to Visit the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted in Living With Braces

Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you'll visit your orthodontist regularly for checkups and adjustments. But it's important to remember to keep visiting your dentist, too!

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Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Portable Snack Options for Orthodontic Patients

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

While undergoing orthodontic treatment, there will be certain foods that you just can’t eat. Dietary limitations can make packing a lunch for school or work tricky, so here are some ideas for convenient and filling snack options.

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Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Feeling Confident with Braces: Tips & Tricks

Posted in Living With Braces

If you have crooked or uneven teeth, they may make you feel embarrassed or insecure. But for many people, the solution – braces – can cause confidence issues, too. Here are a few tips for feeling confident when wearing braces.

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What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

What To Do About Lip & Cheek Irritation

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

You may experience some discomfort when you are first getting used to your new braces. These ideas and products will help you cope in the meantime!

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Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Braces on the Go: What to Keep on Hand

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

Most orthodontic patients lead busy lives at school, work, and social obligations and it keeps them away from home throughout the day. This is a list of supplies which you should keep on hand to care for your braces when you're-on-the-go.

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Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Electric Toothbrushes & Braces

Posted in articles, Braces Basics, Living With Braces

To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.

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Tips for Eating With Braces

Tips for Eating With Braces

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

When you first get your new braces, or right after you have them tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort while eating. Here are some tips to make it easier!

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What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

What To Expect When Your Braces Are Removed

Posted in articles, Living With Braces

If there's one thing all orthodontic patients have in comon, it's that they all learn to adjust! This is true during treatment, and after it's over, too.

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