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What is the Ideal Age for Braces?

There are a few misconceptions when it comes to braces and who exactly wears them. While teenagers are the most common patients our orthodontists in Reading and the Lehigh Valley see, they’re far from the only patients! There’s no “ideal” age for braces. Braces can be beneficial at any age. You’re never too young (or [...]

2020-03-19T13:46:41+00:00March 19th, 2020|Posts|

6 Steps to Braces Pain Relief

While braces aren’t extremely painful, you may experience some discomfort after getting your wires adjusted, replaced, or tightened. The pain doesn’t last long, but it can hinder your ability to eat or speak for a few hours. Our Lehigh Valley orthodontists have put together a braces pain relief plan to help you feel more comfortable [...]

2020-02-26T18:56:48+00:00February 18th, 2020|Posts|

Caring for Your Retainer

Getting your braces off is exciting! You can finally show off the smile of your dreams and eat the foods you love. But a lot of work goes into maintaining this smile for years to come. That starts with wearing and caring for your retainer. A retainer helps keep your teeth aligned while your bone [...]

2020-01-31T17:38:42+00:00January 31st, 2020|Posts|

The 4 Benefits of Adult Braces

Plenty of adults visit our Reading orthodontists and wonder whether they’re “too old” for braces. But we’re seeing an increasing amount of adult braces patients! The availability of braces is making it easier for those who have never had braces as a child to benefit from the treatment now. Besides, it’s never too late to [...]

2020-02-18T16:44:33+00:00December 14th, 2019|Posts|

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

Many patients opt for Invisalign because of its convenience. The aligners are clear, comfortable, and can be removed as needed for eating, drinking, and brushing. With all this convenience, some patients believe that their treatment will take less time than traditional braces would. While this is sometimes the case, it isn’t always true. When asked [...]

2020-02-18T16:25:12+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Posts|

7 Questions to Ask Your Allentown Orthodontist

Thinking about scheduling a free consultation with our orthodontist in Allentown? Your free consultation is the perfect time to meet the team and have your questions answered. There’s so much to learn about braces, sometimes it can be hard to find the right questions to ask your orthodontist. Where do you start? […]

2019-11-04T14:25:01+00:00October 30th, 2019|Posts|

5 Myths About Braces

Our team of orthodontists in Reading and beyond have heard a lot of myths about braces over the years. These stories of pain, discomfort, expense, and social isolation make many people afraid to even visit the orthodontist!  […]

2020-02-05T14:22:30+00:00September 24th, 2019|Posts|

How Long Do Braces Take to Work?

One of the most popular questions we’re asked by teen and adult patients alike is “How long do braces take to work?” Braces are a major change for patients. They impact how you speak, eat, and brush your teeth. They can also be a little uncomfortable, especially after adjustments. No one wants to wear braces [...]

2019-08-26T20:41:24+00:00August 26th, 2019|Posts|

Are You a Candidate for Braces?

Did you know that over four million teens and adults in the United States wear braces? Braces are more common than you might think! With so many people wearing braces, you may be wondering whether you need them too. A strong candidate for braces usually suffers from one of five malocclusions, or tooth alignment, issues. [...]

2019-08-01T14:41:42+00:00August 12th, 2019|Posts|

Why You Should Beware of DIY Braces

DIY braces and at-home orthodontic care have gained quite the following recently! Popular blogs and videos claim that your teeth can be straightened in weeks with something as simple as rubber bands. To save money, thousands have turned to these methods, as opposed to visiting a certified orthodontist. But there’s a serious downside to this [...]

2019-10-07T15:14:13+00:00August 1st, 2019|Posts|