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Can You Get Braces on Just Your Top or Bottom Teeth?

August 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 6:48 pm
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Traditional braces can be a costly treatment, but if you’re only concerned about a single arch of teeth being misaligned, is it possible to just get braces on that row? In short, the answer is that it depends on your situation and whether your orthodontist in Braselton recommends it. Read on to learn about what getting braces on a single arch of teeth would look like, and why a provider may not recommend this treatment method.

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Will Dental Insurance Cover My Child’s Braces?

August 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 6:39 pm
a model of a mouth with braces and colorful brackets on it

Dental insurance can be complicated to navigate due to varying coverage from plan-to-plan and other tedious factors, which can make it difficult to determine whether your insurance will cover the cost of orthodontic treatment for your child. One thing’s true for most providers, and that’s the fact that many plan’s benefits expire on January 1st at the start of the new year, so if you’re wanting them to receive treatment before that, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist. Read on to learn whether dental insurance covers orthodontic treatments and how you can find out more about your specific plan’s benefits.

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Uncovering the Link Between Oral Health & Academic Performance

August 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 6:35 pm
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Back-to-school season is in full swing, which means as a parent, you’ll be attempting to set your child up for academic success! One thing you may not have considered to be a contributing factor to their school performance is their oral health, but studies have shown that dental problems like cavities and tooth infections can impact how children and teens perform in school. Read on to learn more about this connection and what you can do to protect your child’s oral health throughout the school year.

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4 Back-to-School Tips for Your Teen with Clear Aligners

August 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 6:28 pm
a teen standing outside and holding two clear aligners

High school is a time for making new friends, finding new hobbies and interests, and building self-esteem. In the past, teens would only have one treatment option that could impede on all of these high school milestones (metal braces) but today, there’s a better alternative out there—Invisalign Teen. If your teen has clear aligners, the change in schedule and new school obligations could throw them off of their treatment plan if they’re not prepared. Read on to learn four back-to-school tips to help teens stay on track with their treatment from their orthodontist in Cumming.

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Four Trendy Beverages That Spell Trouble for Your Teeth

July 24, 2022

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apple cider vinegar

Toe shoes, Crocs, saggy pants, and mom jeans in the 2000s. Those are some pretty brutal trends that caught on for a while, and Crocs are still going strong. There have been some trendy beverages in recent years that aren’t as cringe-worthy, but they could make your orthodontist in Cumming wince at the thought of the damage being done to your oral health. Keep reading to discover four popular trends that are bad for your teeth.

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Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

July 4, 2022

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teen with braces smiling

An emergency is never convenient, and it’s usually unexpected too. On that note, one of the biggest inconveniences you can experience if you have braces is an orthodontic emergency. Whether it’s a broken wire or bracket, a lost retainer, painful mouth sores, or some other type of oral injury, these situations can be alarming; after all, the state of your smile is on the line! Fortunately, orthodontic emergencies can easily be avoided with a bit of knowledge and foresight. Check out some helpful tips from your orthodontist in Roswell to prevent orthodontic emergencies and keep your treatment progress on schedule.

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What Are Reasons to Wear My Retainer After Completing Orthodontic Treatment?

June 30, 2022

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When you finish your orthodontic treatment, you are going to be happy to show off your new smile and get back to your usual routine. However, your orthodontist may have mentioned the need for you to wear a retainer to maintain your grin upgrade. There are several reasons why they believe this matters so much for your treatment. Keep reading to learn why your orthodontist in Jonesboro recommends a retainer.

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5 Reasons to Have Your Overbite Corrected

June 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 1:34 am
dentist showing patient her x-ray

You’ve had an overbite your entire life, and while you’ve adapted, it certainly isn’t a feature you’re happy about. Fortunately, braces can be your solution. After all, they aren’t only suited to aligning crooked or gapped teeth. Whether it’s traditional metal braces or a clear alternative like Invisalign, they can correct your overbite to improve the look and function of your smile in the process. If you are trying to decide on committing to orthodontic treatment, keep reading to learn some reasons to address your overbite from your orthodontist in Roswell.

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Summer Foods to Enjoy & Avoid with Braces  

June 10, 2022

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man eating watermelon

Summer is officially right around the corner! If you’re like most, you’re probably looking forward to indulging in all your favorite tasty seasonal treats in the coming months. However, those who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment may be wondering if there are any restrictions they should know about. While there are many delicious summer foods you can enjoy with braces, there are also a few items you should avoid. Read on to learn more from your orthodontist in Cumming about what you can eat during the sunny season.

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Seven Sneaky Signs That You Might Be Dehydrated

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — serenityortho @ 9:34 pm
Woman drinking from her water bottle during the summer.

Summer is now in full swing, and you’re probably looking for ways to enjoy yourself this season without getting beat by the heat. That said, drinking enough water is crucial for staying hydrated and keeping cool—not to mention, it also greatly benefits your oral health! But sometimes it’s tough to be sure that you’re drinking enough water, as some of the signs of dehydration aren’t always obvious. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about the importance of drinking enough water and some of the hard-to-detect signs of dehydration.

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