3 Ways To Make Your Braces Less Noticeable

At The Best Braces, our goal is to help our patients straighten their teeth using the treatment method that is best for the outcome that we are trying to achieve. For many patients, traditional metal braces are the best treatment plan. Although it is not uncommon to see individuals of all ages wearing braces while out and about, it is not always something that patients are thrilled to have on their teeth. For patients who are self-conscious about the appearance of their braces, we want to share some helpful tips to make your braces less noticeable:

Pregnancy And Orthodontics

At The Best Braces, we are happy to treat patients from childhood up through adulthood. Now that we see more adults than ever, we are often asked if orthodontic treatment can continue during pregnancy. There is no need to worry. It is perfectly safe for you to receive orthodontic treatment while you are pregnant. It may be the perfect time because you can get all of your appointments in before you have a brand new baby to bring along with you. Sometimes, new mothers can find it difficult to commit to appointments, and failure to stay on schedule can affect your treatment plan.

2 Holiday Tips For Your Hardware

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are in the middle of the holiday season. This time of year is special to many of us. We spend time with family and friends, attend parties, and participate in the festivities. While we encourage our patients to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, it’s important to remember to care for your orthodontic hardware to avoid damage or a delay in your treatment plan. Read on to learn more about navigating the holiday season while receiving orthodontic care.

Clear Aligners Dos & Don’ts

We are happy to offer patients more than one option of orthodontic treatment based on their oral health needs. There are many patients who are interested in using clear aligners as their method of orthodontic treatment. Patients love clear aligners because of the many benefits this treatment can provide. With the popularity of clear aligners increasing, we want to share some common dos and don’ts to ensure that your treatment progresses as expected. We would hate for a complication to affect your treatment plan and lead to significant problems. Read on to learn more.

Halloween Fun With Braces

We cannot believe that Halloween is here! We know it can be challenging for some of our patients receiving orthodontic care to enjoy Halloween the same way they have other years. It is important to remember that wearing braces and other hardware is just temporary, and for many, all of the restrictions that may be in place now will be over by next Halloween. The good news is, there is plenty to eat and enjoy this Halloween even while wearing an expander, braces, or other orthodontic hardware. Read on to learn more.

How To Care For Your Teeth With Braces

When our patients first get their braces or other hardware, we go over very specific instructions on how to clean the teeth and foods that should generally be avoided. Not only do we review these topics because we want to prevent your braces from breaking, but we also want to help prevent decay and other oral health problems from developing while you are wearing braces. Read on to learn more about how braces can lead to problems with decay.

Is Straightening Teeth For Cosmetic Reasons Only?

When patients first visit our office to learn about orthodontic care, the majority of individuals, adults and children alike, are interested in learning how orthodontic treatment can enhance the appearance of their smile. While orthodontic care can improve the appearance of your teeth and your self-esteem, orthodontic treatment is often needed to fix the placement of teeth as a way to improve oral health. Here are some non-cosmetic reasons for orthodontic treatment:

Facts About Elastics

We offer various orthodontic treatments to fit the needs and desires of our patients. Every orthodontic treatment comes with hardware that is necessary to shift your teeth into the correct placement. Patients who wear braces may need elastics to help move their teeth and shorten treatment time. Do you know what elastics are and the purpose of wearing them? Read on to learn more about this common item used in many orthodontic treatment plans.