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|

What Causes White Spots After Braces?

Some patients who have their braces removed see white spots on their new smiles. These white spots after braces can be caused by a variety of factors, like genetics or nutrition. Most often, however, they are caused by plaque buildup during your braces procedure.  […]

2019-07-26T13:59:24+00:00July 20th, 2019|Posts|

What are Palatal Expanders?

A palatal expander, also called a jaw expander, helps young patients create more space in their mouth so that their adult teeth can grow in straighter and more comfortably. While “jaw expander” may seem like a scary term or a painful procedure, the treatment is quick, simple, and causes less discomfort than braces do.  [...]

2019-07-16T14:16:59+00:00July 15th, 2019|Posts|

3 Differences Between Braces & Invisalign

Here at Exeter Orthodontics, you’ll find both braces and Invisalign for one low, all-inclusive price of $3,995. However, despite this similarity, there are some differences between the two treatment options that are important to keep in mind as you look into orthodontic care for you or your loved ones.  […]

2019-07-10T18:40:40+00:00July 10th, 2019|Posts|

What Does an Orthodontist Do?

If you’ve never been to the orthodontist or have had a loved one with braces, you may find yourself wondering what it is an orthodontist does. What makes them different from dentists? How much schooling do they need? Do they only work on braces? […]

2019-06-13T14:34:48+00:00June 13th, 2019|Posts|

The 5 Benefits of Braces

A straighter smile is just one of the benefits of braces from our Reading orthodontists! In fact, there are plenty of other surprising benefits traditional braces can provide, from preventing gum disease to reducing cavities. […]

2019-05-20T20:15:52+00:00April 17th, 2019|Posts|

What You Can and Can’t Eat with Braces

Just because you have braces doesn’t mean you can’t eat some of your favorite foods! With a  new pair of braces from Exeter Orthodontics, you may have to make some adjustments to your diet, but you’ll be surprised by the large variety of delicious foods still available to you. […]

2019-05-17T13:49:09+00:00March 6th, 2019|Posts|