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Say Goodbye to Metal Mouth: 4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

March 21, 2024

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A woman holding an Invisalign aligner at a distance from her face

A lot of people view orthodontic work as a restriction. That’s only natural – standard metal braces are known to put limits on their patients. Still, orthodontics doesn’t have to limit what a patient can or can’t do. The clear aligner process happens to have its share of freedoms. Your Cumming orthodontist will gladly share them with you if you’d like. To that end, here are four major freedoms you can enjoy with Invisalign.

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Help! Tips for Handling Some of the Most Common Problems with Braces

March 18, 2024

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a young girl wearing braces

Wearing braces can be exciting because of what you can expect your new smile to look like when finished with treatment. It can also produce a love-hate relationship because of the common problems that can occur along the way (i.e., discomfort, soft tissue irritation, and even tooth sensitivity). If you want to make sure your orthodontic treatment is more enjoyable, here are a few helpful tips to consider while on your path to a straighter smile.

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What Makes Teeth Move from Their Positions Over Time?

March 13, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

As much as any former orthodontic patient would love to believe that their teeth will always stay in place after they complete their treatment, this is sadly not the case. The human mouth will continue to develop and change shape with age, and this can cause teeth to shift out of alignment over time. This happens for a variety of reasons and can sometimes lead to oral health issues. Here’s why your teeth may have shifted out of place along with a few things you can do about it.

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Now What? How to Achieve a Straighter Smile Without SmileDirectClub

February 19, 2024

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up-close view of a person’s smile

Were you previously using SmileDirectClub to straighten your teeth? If so, you may be wondering how you will continue to work toward improving your smile. Using the aligners they provided as part of their program, you are now left to figure out what your next steps will be to avoid undoing all of the progress you’ve made up to this point. Fortunately, a local orthodontist can help keep your smile right on track. Find out what you can do to avoid a setback and instead continue to pursue a straighter, healthier smile.

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How to Keep Moving Forward While Wearing Braces at Work

February 2, 2024

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a woman wearing clear aligners to work

As a working professional, you may feel apprehensive about wearing your braces while at work. Whether you choose traditional metal brackets and wires or clear aligners, it’s important that you do all that you can to remain on track. Avoiding delays is essential if you want a straighter smile, so before you cringe with embarrassment or try to get out of that upcoming meeting, here are a few things you can do to make wearing braces at your 9-5 job manageable.

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What Colors Help Rubber Bands for Braces Accentuate White Teeth?

January 26, 2024

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Teenager with braces

Traditional metal braces are a great way to address many dental issues by bringing the teeth into a healthier and more beautiful alignment. This treatment can last for one or more years, and braces require rubber bands to be placed on their brackets. While many people enjoy having rubber bands with fun or exotic colors, others may be more interested in making sure that their teeth appear as white as possible. Here’s a brief guide to help determine which rubber band color is right for you.

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Keep Your Treatment on Track by Knowing These Common Problems with Braces

January 12, 2024

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Model teeth with braces

Traditional metal braces are a time-tested way to correct issues with a patient’s bite, leaving them with a beautifully realigned smile that can last a lifetime with proper care. However, this effective orthodontic treatment is not always comfortable, and it’s not uncommon for patients to encounter problems along the way. Fortunately, many of these issues can be easily addressed. Here are a few common problems for patients with braces and a few tips for remedying them.

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Mind and Mouth: How Mental and Dental Health Affect Each Other

January 5, 2024

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teen boy with braces looking insecure

Mental health issues have become more common in the last couple of decades. In 2017, about 13 percent of US teens (about 3.2 million) had a depressive episode as opposed to 2 million in 2007. In 2017, 17.3 million US adults were diagnosed with depression, compared to 14.8 million adults in 2007.

Unfortunately, these problems are complex and can impact other areas of life, including dental health. Keep reading to learn how mental and dental health are connected and what you can do to improve both with the help of your orthodontist.

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4 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with Invisalign

December 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 7:04 pm
a family toasting before eating holiday dinner

The holidays are all about enjoying delicious homecooked meals, socializing with friends and family, and relaxing. Due to the time off of work and school, it’s also one of the most popular moments of the year for people to start undergoing Invisalign treatment. Whether you’re planning on being out of town during the holidays, have parties that you’re looking forward to, or are just planning to feast at home with your loved ones, it’s crucial to do what you can to stay on-track with your treatment timeline. Read on for four tips to help get you through the holidays during your treatment.

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4 Stocking Stuffers for Teens with Braces

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 5:34 pm
a smiling teenager with braces

For many teens, braces are a right of passage. However, despite reaping a lifelong reward of a straighter smile after treatment, living with metal brackets and wires isn’t always fun, especially during the holidays. If you have a teenager with braces, the typical stocking stuffers of candy likely won’t cut it. Instead, help them get excited and power through their journey with fun, orthodontic-friendly stocking stuffers! Read on for four great gift ideas to fill your child’s holiday stocking.

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