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Keep Your Smile Beautiful…in April and Beyond

There are well-known holidays on the calendar this month, but here’s one that might have escaped your notice: “Keep America Beautiful Month,” which is observed throughout April! At this time, people from coast to coast are encouraged to clean and beautify their communities. So why not think of it as an occasion to spiff up […]

Stephen Colbert Shares Throwback Braces Photo for a Good Cause

When we look at those glamorous faces on TV, it’s easy to forget that celebrities—like the rest of us—often went through an awkward stage in adolescence.  But once in a while, something comes along to remind us that flawless Hollywood smiles didn’t always start out that way. Right now, that something is the hashtag #PuberMe: […]

A Bonded Retainer Could be a Preferred Choice over a Removable One

If you’ve known anyone who has worn braces, you know what comes after — wearing a retainer. This can be kind of a letdown after all those months with braces, but it’s absolutely necessary. That’s because teeth have a tendency to “rebound” to their pre-orthodontic positions once the force to move them stops after the […]

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Undergoing Adult Orthodontics

Think you’re too old to have your teeth straightened? While we automatically pair “teenager” with “braces,” at least one in five orthodontic patients are adults. And there’s many more that could benefit, as many as three-quarters of adults with a correctable bite problem. But although orthodontics can be performed at any age, it’s not a […]

3 Reasons Why Orthodontics is Worth the Effort – at Any Age

Think braces and you may conjure up the image of a teenager undergoing what is for many adolescents a rite of passage. But while correcting poor bites (malocclusions) is usually optimal between pre-adolescence and early adulthood, it’s just as viable an option for older adults. Still, many people in their later years with malocclusions think […]

Good Reasons to Consider Orthodontics – Even in Adulthood

Now in your adult years, you feel you’ve functioned pretty well even with a few misaligned teeth. You may also think having them straightened at this point may not be worth the effort and expense. But there are solid reasons — beyond, of course, the psychological and social benefits gained from a new smile — […]

Braces: A Rite of Passage Even for Hollywood Kids

Her parents Will and Jada are Hollywood royalty, who helped her land her first acting role when she was 7. She released a hit single, “Whip My Hair,” before she had quite reached the age of 10; shortly afterward, she was signed to a record label. Yet the young singer and actress Willow Smith has […]

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Wear Your Orthodontic Retainer

OK, so you’ve been getting orthodontic treatment for what seems like a long time—and finally, your braces are about to come off! Now you’re home free, right? Well, almost… but now comes the final part of your treatment: the retention phase. That means you’ll need to wear a retainer. Most people find that a retainer […]

Three Reasons to Straighten your Teeth

If you’ve lived for many years with crooked teeth, you may think that your teeth will be this way forever. Believe it or not, one out of every five orthodontic patients is an adult and 75% of adults have some form of malocclusion. You’re never too old to improve your smile, and here a few […]

A Clear Alternative for Adult Orthodontic Treatment

It’s a fact that everything in life changes. Tooth alignment is no exception. Even if you were blessed as a child with perfectly positioned pearly whites or achieved them thanks to successful orthodontic therapy, with the passage of time, you may be noticing more space between some teeth and more crowding among others. Perhaps you’ve […]