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Preventing Decay While Wearing Braces

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Having braces can present some new challenges when it comes to oral hygiene. Preventing tooth decay can be a big challenge simply because of the tendency for braces to trap food under the wires and between the teeth and the brackets.

Preventing Decay While Wearing Braces

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy while wearing your braces:

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How to Protect Your Braces During Sports Activities

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Protect Your Braces During Sports Activities

Proper mouth protection is recommended when you participate in any sports activities. If you wear braces, this protection becomes essential. Injuries to your mouth can not only damage your teeth, but your braces could break and cut open your lip. Read more

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Your 5 Step Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

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5 step guide to preventing tooth decay

If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is essential that you put some extra attention into preventing tooth decay while wearing your braces. When your braces are finally removed by Dr. Kyle Childers, you want a beautiful, white smile, not decayed or stained teeth. Here, we’ve listed the five best ways to ensure you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of once your braces are gone. Read more

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Permanent or Removable Retainers: Which is Right for You?

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Permanent or Removable Retainers

When the time comes for Dr. Kyle Childers to remove your braces, it is very exciting. Unfortunately, it can be somewhat confusing, too, because you are faced with choosing between two kinds of retainers. Should you go with permanent, removable, or a combination of the two? It is always wise to follow Childers Orthodontics recommendations, but knowing more about the two types of retainer beforehand can be helpful. Read more


What Role does Elastics (Rubber Bands) Play in Orthodontics?

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Wearing orthodontic braces may be the best choice for correcting your teeth and improving your smile, and that’s why you’ve come to see Dr. Kyle Childers at Childers Orthodontics. Braces, which consist of brackets and wires, work by gently applying pressure to the teeth, and that pressure causes them to move into the correct position. In some cases elastics, or rubber bands, are used to apply additional pressure needed to move your teeth. Read more

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How is Damon Smile different than regular braces?

Great question! Dr. Kyle Childers and our team at Childers Orthodontics are happy to offer the self-ligating Damon Smile braces.

Damon Smile Braces

Damon Smile Braces

Damon Smile braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire in place, thus reducing the amount of pressure exerted on your teeth. In the process, this allows your teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably during your treatment with Dr. Kyle Childers. Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever imagined. Read more

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Together, We Keep Your Orthodontic Treatment Moving Smoothly

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Have you ever asked us, “How long until my braces come off?!” Well, we hope you know that we don’t mind that question one bit, and we’re not surprised when you occasionally ask it. We hear that question often! We know that you’re eager to see your new smile. We are too!
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How do I take care of my lingual braces?

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Patients at Childers Orthodontics often wonder if lingual braces require the same amount of care as regular braces. The only real difference between lingual braces and traditional braces is the location of the brackets: lingual brackets are mounted on the back of your teeth. This mounting technique means that your braces completely hidden! However, you need to take special care of your lingual braces to prevent damage to the brackets and wires. Read more

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What are the advantages of Damon® Smile?

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Damon® Smile

At Childers Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer our patients Damon Smile braces, which allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces.

Advantages of Damon® Smile

Thanks to this innovative system, achieving your perfect smile will be faster and easier than you ever thought possible! Here’s how: Read more

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Proper Diet while Undergoing Orthodontics


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Many people undergo orthodontic treatment during childhood, adolescence, and even into adulthood. Wearing orthodontic appliances like braces is sure to produce a beautiful smile. Though orthodontic treatments at Childers Orthodontics are designed to accommodate your lifestyle, chances are you will need to make some dietary modifications to prevent damage to your braces and prolong orthodontic treatment.

The First Few Days with Braces

The first few days wearing braces may be the most restrictive. During this time, the adhesive is still curing, which means you will need to consume only soft foods. This probably will not be a problem, however, as your teeth may be tender or sensitive while adjusting to the appliances. Read more