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Different Parts of Braces – What do They Do?

Your braces may be due for installation. Or, you may have a mouth full of new invaders and the info you got while attending the appointment got lost in all the excitement. Your fixed orthodontic appliances have different parts all doing a specific job. Some may be more evident than others. Your treatment plan will determine what parts are used. Below is a quick read list of the different parts of braces and what they do.

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Damon System Braces | 3 EPIC TREATMENT TIME FACTS FOR MOMS

Treatment time for the Damon system. Although braces were first invented back in 1728 they were not the devices that were either convenient or subtle. In reality, Pierre Fauchard, the so-called “Father of Modern Orthodontics,” was famous for using forceps to move teeth to where he needed them to go-ouch! Here at Childers Orthodontics, we are proud to note that from those early days, the braces of today have come a very long way. In this post, we’ll lay out what to expect and the treatment time for Damon System Braces. Let’s get cracking on with it.

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Invisalign Express | HOW MUCH – HOW LONG (3 EPIC FACTS)

Invisalign Express is an orthodontic treatment that involves straightening of teeth with aligners. Traditional braces made of metal are now considered old fashioned and awkward. Some need specific treatment like Invisalign Express. In this post, we’ll show you how much treatment costs for only upper teeth. Let’s get investigating.

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Nine Side Effects Effects of Braces

Our mouths and jaw and tooth position change dramatically over treatment. You may notice things in your mouth have moved or when you close your mouth your teeth sit differently. This is all normal in the quest for a straight smile. You need not worry about most changes as it is par for the course. In this post, we’ll show you the side effects of braces and what they mean. Let’s get going.

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The Best Toothbrush with Braces (You Need to Know)

What are the best toothbrushes for braces? Electric toothbrushes can be more effective than manual ones. The removal of plaque for instance is one key benefit over manual brushing. Due to their ability to reach hard-to-reach areas where bacteria lodge on teeth. Patients with braces have to be extra careful about their oral hygiene. 

The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics has researched this subject and found many bonuses to using an electric toothbrush. In this post, we’ll show you the basic facts on using electric toothbrushes with braces. Let’s get looking.

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Best Toothpaste for Braces (What Type Can I Use?)

What is the best toothpaste to use whilst wearing braces? Brushing and flossing three times per day, and after every meal flushes out all cavity-causing invaders, but brushing isn’t enough. Your choice of toothpaste is equally as important when you have a mouthful of metal. In this post, we’ll take you through what toothpaste is best when wearing braces. Firstly let’s look at what types there are.

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Braces for Gaps ? Do You Need Them?

We are often asked if braces for gaps is a solution, and which type of braces are best to achieve the best results in the shortest possible time. In this blog post we will discuss the options and timescales.

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Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

Can you eat gummy bears with braces? How about cotton candy? We only get one set of teeth for a lifetime, so it is important that we take care of them. That is why your orthodontist may have recommended braces for you or your children. Orthodontic braces can correct most common dental issues. There are drawbacks to consider. Like diet. Yes, you’ll have to forgo some foods to get perfect teeth. In this post, we’ll show you foods to avoid while wearing braces. Let’s get going.

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What Causes White Spots on Teeth? (5 EASY AND AWESOME FACTS)

What causes white spots after braces?  For most people, braces are the ideal way to get a better smile. However, some people end up getting disappointed by the results of their orthodontic braces because they notice unsightly spots after the brackets are removed. These spots can be a little unpleasant to look at, but you should not let them stop you from deciding to get braces. The reality is that they are entirely preventable even if you are wearing orthodontic braces. Keep reading to find out all about the underlying cause of white spots and learn how you can protect your teeth from them. Let’s get reading.

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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? | 7 SUPER FACTS

X-rays. Parents accompanying their children to the orthodontist for the first time may have some questions about the need to take X-rays. Didn’t the dentist who referred you for orthodontia X-ray your child’s teeth before you got here? Why is it necessary to take an additional set taken? What can the orthodontist see that a dentist can’t? In this post, we’ll answer the question – Why does the orthodontist need to X-ray? Let’s get cracking.

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