The Side Effects of Braces

Orthodontic braces are a relatively painless and safe procedure. It’s no wonder why millions of teens and adults wear them. If you follow your orthodontists’ instructions, you can have a straighter smile in as little as one year. However, even the most minor medical procedures still carry with them side effects that you should prepare [...]

2021-07-28T18:43:24+00:00July 28th, 2021|Posts|

What Do Orthodontic Rubber Bands Do?

Orthodontic rubber bands, or elastic bands as some orthodontists may call them, play an important role in a majority of orthodontic treatment plans. Whether your orthodontist recommends them early on in your treatment process or toward the end, they’ll play a vital role in your bite alignment and orthodontic care. So, what are rubber bands, [...]

2021-10-14T13:11:48+00:00June 24th, 2021|Posts|

Can Braces Cause Cavities?

Many patients are hesitant to get traditional braces or even refuse to consider them because they worry that braces cause cavities. However, this isn’t necessarily true. It is food, lodged between your teeth, that causes tooth decay and an increase in cavities. Everyone…young and old, with braces or without…has a risk of cavities. […]

2021-04-21T18:33:23+00:00April 21st, 2021|Posts|

Invisalign vs Smile Direct Club

Invisible aligners are changing orthodontics, making a straighter smile more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. For years, Invisalign has been an industry leader. However, at-home braces kits like Smile Direct Club are quickly gaining popularity. Both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club use transparent, custom, removable aligners to gradually shift misaligned teeth into place. [...]

2021-03-18T14:49:54+00:00March 18th, 2021|Posts|

What Happens If I Don’t Wear My Retainer?

You’ve worked hard to achieve your straight, healthy smile! Now that your braces are off, wearing your retainer after treatment is the easiest and most effective way to keep your new smile in place for years to come. Unfortunately, as many as 25 percent of orthodontic patients don’t wear their retainer following their treatment. Like [...]

2021-02-19T17:24:13+00:00February 19th, 2021|Posts|

What Are Braces Made Of?

Braces have the strength to completely alter the appearance of your smile and the location of your teeth without invasive procedures and very little pain. So what are braces made of? How can they so effortlessly straighten your smile? […]

2021-01-20T14:56:55+00:00January 20th, 2021|Posts|

Is Invisalign for Children?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment at our offices in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County! Teens and adults love the convenient and comfortable aligners. But is Invisalign the right fit for any age? Not always. Here’s why we don’t typically recommend Invisalign for children. […]

2020-12-16T17:59:51+00:00December 16th, 2020|Posts|

Types of Braces

If you think there’s only one type of braces, think again! Technology has advanced considerably over the years, giving you more choices than ever before when it comes to your health and your smile. What types of braces in Allentown, Reading, Easton, and beyond can your find from our team? And how do you know [...]

2020-11-24T15:51:03+00:00November 24th, 2020|Posts|

What Does An Orthodontist Do On Your First Visit?

We’ve covered what to expect when you get your braces off, but what about when you get your braces on? Before your first visit to the orthodontist, you may feel nervous. You may have questions about what’s in store. Or you may simply be excited to start this new journey! What can you expect during [...]

2020-11-04T13:36:01+00:00October 28th, 2020|Posts|
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