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5 Tips for Getting through the First Week with Braces

May 27, 2022

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If you have just had braces put on, or are getting ready for the big day soon, congratulations! This is an exciting time. You will be used to wearing braces before you know it – and then it will be time to get them off! But just like with anything else, there is usually a bit of an adjustment period right after you get the hardware put on. Keep reading for 5 tips to help you get through your first week with braces. 

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4 Reasons to Fix Your Overbite

March 7, 2022

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Dentist showing how Invisalign worksDid you know crowded or gapped teeth aren’t the only reasons people need braces? The positions of your teeth are important for more than just an attractive smile. They can affect the relationship between the upper and lower arches. Although bite problems can take many forms, an overbite is a common concern. Humans have a slight overbite naturally. However, if the top teeth extend over the bottom arch too much, it can cause serious complications to your oral health and quality of life. Here are 4 reasons to consider fixing your overbite.

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What You Should Know About Dating with Invisalign

February 8, 2022

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people with Invisalign on a Valentine’s Day date

Are you taking a special someone out on a date this Valentine’s Day? If so, you may be thinking about how to make the best possible impression. Even if you’re already well acquainted with them, those who wear Invisalign may find that it changes the dating scene a bit. To help you and your date enjoy the day to the fullest, read on to learn everything you need to know about dating with Invisalign.

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6 Interesting and Fun Facts About Braces

January 11, 2022

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young woman with metal braces

When you think of orthodontic treatment, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, it’s a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Braces are one of the most traditional and widely used methods of straightening teeth. Although everyone knows them for their ability to give you a straighter smile, there are other interesting things about them that aren’t common knowledge. That said, here are six little-known, interesting, and fun facts about braces you probably didn’t know!

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Does Your Child Need Phase 1 Orthodontics?

December 17, 2021

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Small girl with braces looking up

Usually, the ideal age for braces is considered to be between 10 and 14. However, some children get braces as early as age 7 as part of Phase 1 orthodontics. Not every child needs this treatment, but choosing to begin orthodontic treatment early can save them (and you, the parent) a lot of time and trouble later. Is Phase 1 orthodontics right for your child? In order to answer that question, you should carefully consider the following.

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How the iTero® Digital Scanner Improves Orthodontic Care

November 19, 2021

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 iTero scanner machine in a dental office

If you haven’t visited an orthodontist since you were a child, you may be surprised to see just how much has changed in a relatively short amount of time. Technology has transformed the way that orthodontists approach different aspects of the orthodontic process. One notable difference is how impressions are taken. Whereas orthodontists once had to rely on odd-tasting, messy dental putty, now they can use systems such as the iTero® Digital Scanner to create more reliable digital models of the teeth and gums. Read on to learn more about how iTero is used in orthodontics in Jacksonville.

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5 Important Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

August 10, 2021

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Closeup of smiling woman with Invisalign in Jacksonville outside

There’s no question that traditional metal braces are reliable for correcting orthodontic problems like crooked teeth and bite issues. However, it’s no secret that to do so, they require a few changes in your everyday life. From flossing to playing sports and everything in between, metal braces come with a list of restrictions and rules you need to follow. On the other hand, Invisalign in Jacksonville offers an easy, effective, and convenient way to straighten your smile! Here are five important freedoms you can enjoy if you choose this modern orthodontic treatment.

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Did You Break Your Braces? Here’s What to Do Next!

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — ortegaortho @ 5:14 pm
Closeup of woman covering her mouth in shock

Thanks to modern orthodontics, issues like bite problems and spaced-out teeth can be addressed seamlessly. Over the course of a few months or years, metal brackets and wires can incrementally guide your teeth closer and closer to their properly aligned positions. While the materials are extremely durable, they aren’t indestructible. As a result, one bad fall or one wrong bite into your food can land you with a broken bracket or wire. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind!

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5 Outstanding Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

June 13, 2021

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Smiling woman enjoying health benefits of straight teeth

When you think of straight teeth, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Many people would say something along the lines of “a beautiful smile.” Without a doubt, well-aligned teeth look attractive — but that is just the beginning of the advantages they offer. They also provide some significant health benefits, including a reduced risk of cavities, improved digestion, and so much more.

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4 Easy Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

May 5, 2021

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young man holding a clear aligner in Jacksonville

Every year, more and more adults and teenagers choose to fix their crooked teeth with Invisalign and other clear aligners instead of traditional braces, and it’s not hard to see why. Invisalign is usually more comfortable than braces, and the aligners are virtually unnoticeable and easily removable. However, this treatment still requires some effort on your part; you have to keep the trays in good condition for them to work properly. Continue reading to learn four simple tips for taking care of clear aligners in Jacksonville.

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