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What to Expect with Braces Removal

May 4, 2022

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You’ve been looking forward to getting your braces removed for several months – maybe even a few years. Now, that wonderful day is finally approaching. There is no need to be nervous about your appointment since braces removal is usually a quick and comfortable process. In this blog post, your orthodontist in Richardson discusses what you can expect while your brackets are being removed and how you can start caring for your newly straightened smile.


Which Factors Affect the Cost of Orthodontic Treatment?

April 26, 2022

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Before committing to orthodontic treatment, you likely want to know how much it’ll cost. Since every case is unique, it’s impossible to provide an accurate cost estimate until you visit an orthodontist for an exam. It’s worth noting that multiple factors can influence the overall price of your treatment. Read along to learn which major elements come into play.  


Go Green for Earth Day with These Eco-Friendly Oral Hygiene Products

April 14, 2022

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Closeup of woman with braces smiling

April 22nd is Earth Day – it’s just around the corner! As a result, you may feel extremely inspired to do your part to protect the planet. Fortunately, getting involved is as easy as switching up your dental care tools. To learn a few orthodontist-approved and eco-friendly oral hygiene products, read on!


4 Must-Know Tips for a Successful First Date with Braces

February 25, 2022

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Woman smiling on date in restaurant

Going on a first date always comes with a bit of nerves. What should you wear? Where should you go? What will you talk about? Now add orthodontic treatment into the mix, and the whole experience just got a bit more complex. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case! Here are four must-know tips for dating with braces.


Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with These Products!

January 25, 2022

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When February comes around, all anyone can think of is Valentine’s Day – but did you know that it’s also Children’s Dental Health Month? While gift shopping for your loved ones, you should be extra considerate about your child’s oral health. It’s incredibly important to teach little ones good dental hygiene habits, especially if you want them to maintain a healthy smile that’ll last a lifetime. That said, here are a few oral care products that can get your children excited about fighting cavities!


How to Survive the Holiday Season with Invisalign

December 23, 2021

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young family smiling on Christmas

The holiday season is officially in full swing! Many people are looking forward to all the gift-giving, quality time spent with loved ones, and countless opportunities to eat delicious food. Since there’s so much going on during this time of the year, it can be easy to forget the little things, like following your Invisalign treatment plan. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Read on for some tips to help you stay on track this season.


Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Braces

December 9, 2021

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person putting stocking stuffers in stockings

The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and the end of the year is approaching quickly. Do you know what that means? The holiday season is officially upon us! Many parents are excited to watch their kids open presents and sort through their stocking stuffers. If your little one is currently in braces, they don’t have to feel left out during this time of the year – several excellent gift ideas will leave them smiling! That said, here’s a list of stocking stuffer must-haves you should consider.


5 Reasons to Consider Traditional Braces

November 30, 2021

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Closeup of woman smiling with traditional braces

Over the last decade or so, discreet teeth-straightening options, like Invisalign, have skyrocketed in popularity. With the comfortable, removable, and practically undetectable trays, it’s not hard to see why. With that being said, there are lots of benefits of traditional braces that shouldn’t be dismissed. To learn what they are, read on!


4 Tips to Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

September 19, 2021

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clear aligners and lukewarm water

Caring for Invisalign requires diligence, responsibility, and commitment. Although not hard to master once you understand how to do it, you must be careful not to accidentally warp your aligners or lose them. This type of orthodontic treatment comes with a much greater sense of accountability, which is why your orthodontist is here to provide four tips to help you take proper care of your clear braces and ultimately see amazing results.


You Asked, We Answered: Can I Get Invisalign on Only My Top Teeth?

August 26, 2021

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Closeup of orthodontist putting Invisalign tray on patient's top teeth

Since its debut 20+ years ago, Invisalign has helped more than eight million patients achieve the straight, beautiful smile of their dreams. Since the before and after pictures often show patients who used the discreet aligners to address orthodontic issues on both arches, many wonder, “Can I get Invisalign on only my top teeth?” If you’ve asked yourself something similar, keep reading for the answer!

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