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Summer Treats: What Your Rigby Orthodontist Recommends

Winter holidays aren’t the only times to enjoy delicious treats. Summertime is just as notorious for fun and yummy foods as it is sunshine and long nights. But all of that can seem pretty difficult when you have braces to consider. Sticky, hard, or sugary foods can lead to loose or popped wires, plaque buildup,

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How To Take Care of Your Braces: 4 Ways to Protect Your Teeth

Getting Braces and taking proper care of them mean’s that you’ll have to adjust some of your regular oral hygiene routines as well as, possibly changing some of your eating habits. While this transition can be hard at first, over time it will start to become second nature. Much of the information provided in this

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Traditional Braces Vs. Clear Aligners

Have you been considering getting braces for a while, but aren’t sure which type of braces would be the best for you? Most adults who are considering getting braces narrow it down to two different types of braces, traditional braces (which in this case could refer to metal, ceramic or even clear bracket braces) and

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Can Braces Cause TMJ Disorders?

If you’re one of the 10 million Americans who suffers from TMJ problems, chances are you want some answers about what is causing these issues and how to fix it. TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint but is also commonly used to describe the disorders or problems associated with this joint. Issues with the TMJ

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How Braces Work To Straighten Your Teeth

If you have ever wondered how braces straighten teeth, you are not alone. There is a good chance that you have always wanted braces or know someone that has had them. You may have noticed the different colored rubber bands every few weeks or a straight, perfect smile of friends or family. If you want

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How to Help Prepare Your Child for Braces

Doing something you’ve never done before, whether it be learning how to ride a bike, going to a new school, or getting braces can seem like a scary endeavor, especially if you’re a child. In order to comfort your child and ease any fears they may or may not have about getting braces and taking

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The Pros & Cons of Ceramic Braces

Whether you’re an adult or a teenager, there is a multitude of orthodontic treatments or braces that you can choose from in order to gain a straight and healthy smile. With so many different options to decide on, from traditional braces, clear braces or ceramic, settling on the right braces can seem like a monumental

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Can Braces Cause Your Gums to Become Infected?

Getting the smile of your dreams is just one of the many benefits than orthodontic treatments, such as braces can help you to achieve. Aside from straightening your smile, braces can adjust malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites which can all lead to numerous health issues down the road if not corrected properly. However,

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Am I Too Old For Braces?

A beautiful straight smile is something that many, if not most people wish that they had. While there are a lucky few that were born with naturally straight, “perfect” smiles, many of us need a little more help in this area. Even if your teeth are almost or nearly straight, there are other reasons (fewer

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Things You May Not Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

With modern advancements in orthodontic technology and systems, it’s no wonder that more adults are getting braces in order to get the smile they’ve always wanted. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, over one million American and Canadians over the age of 18 wear braces and in 2011, the LA Times reported a 24

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