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A Quick Guide to Brushing and Flossing with Braces

January 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 6:46 pm
Woman with braces holding toothbrush and an apple

Before getting braces, you probably completed your oral hygiene regimen on autopilot. Once your metal brackets and wires are in place, however, you have to adapt. For many patients, establishing a simple and effective brushing and flossing routine with braces seems nearly impossible. If you’re currently in that boat, don’t worry – here’s a quick guide to help!


Everything You Need to Know About Dental Wax

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 2:24 pm
Closeup of woman smiling while applying dental wax

Slight bite problems, moderate spacing issues, and severely rotated teeth are just a few of the many orthodontic issues that traditional braces can seamlessly address. However, it’s no secret that the metal brackets and wires can rub up against your gums as you go about your day, leading to irritation and discomfort. Fortunately, there is a solution: dental wax. Keep reading to learn all about this handy orthodontic tool!


Managing & Preventing Mouth Sores with Braces

November 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 4:21 am
Girl with braces in Framingham dealing with mouth sores

When it comes to correcting complicated, severe, or problematic orthodontic issues, there’s nothing more reliable than traditional metal braces. What’s more, thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, this orthodontic treatment is now more effective, fast, and comfortable than ever before! Unfortunately, you may still develop some irritation on the inside of your mouth if you don’t take the right precautions! Here’s how to manage mouth sores caused by braces so that they heal quickly and how you can keep them from forming in the first place!


Is Poor Posture The Cause of Your Misaligned Bite?

October 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 4:02 pm

As you’re reading this post, is your neck perfectly aligned with your spine? Or are your shoulders slumped over your computer or phone? If the answer is the latter, then you’re in danger of weakened joints, back soreness, and even bite problems! Keep reading to learn about the importance of a healthy bite, how posture affects bite alignment, and a few tips for avoiding slouching throughout the day.


You Asked, We Answered: Can I Play a Wind Instrument with Braces?

September 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 1:48 pm
Closeup of golden trumpet lying on sheet music

Traditional braces are a tried-and-true teeth-straightening treatment that can address a wide array of orthodontic issues, from minor crowding to severely rotated teeth. While the metal brackets and wires obviously won’t get in the way if you play the guitar or piano, many musicians wonder if playing wind instruments with braces is a possibility. The answer? Absolutely! To make the adjustment period as seamless as possible, keep reading for a few must-know tips.


5 Vitamin-Rich Foods for Patients with Braces

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 1:17 pm
Woman with braces smiling while eating vitamin-rich lunch

Braces are a tried-and-true teeth straightening treatment. However, the results won’t be as beautiful if your teeth are weak, brittle, and stained when it comes time to take them off. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you practice good dental hygiene habits, like brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Another important measure that patients often forget is implementing a balanced diet. With this in mind, keep reading for five recommended vitamins for patients with braces!


5 Ways Getting Orthodontic Care Can Save You Money

July 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 5:59 pm
Closeup of patient undergoing orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign are a great way to help you achieve a straighter, prettier, and more confident smile. They’re also very important for making your mouth more comfortable and function, especially if you have severe bite problems. But did you know that orthodontics could end up saving you money as well? Many people wonder if the cost of braces or Invisalign is worth the benefits. If you’re wondering if orthodontic treatment is a worthwhile investment, read on to learn five ways it can save you money in the long run!


Make Braces More Fun for Your Child with These 7 Tips!

May 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 5:34 pm
Young girl with braces making heart with her hands

Is your child feeling glum or frustrated about wearing braces? With all the new rules, diet restrictions, and metal wires and brackets, adjusting to life with braces can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can help make wearing braces more fun for your child! Here are seven easy but effective tips for helping your child enjoy the process of straightening their precious smile.


3 Must-Know Tips for Kissing With Braces

February 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 1:50 pm
Couple with braces smiling and dancing in confetti

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Two lovers say their final goodbyes at the end of an amazing evening. The anticipation builds as one leans in for a kiss. It’s an incredibly romantic moment – until they are unable to pull away because their braces have become entangled. Awkward! While this situation doesn’t happen as often as you think, there are a few things you should know about kissing with braces. Keep reading to learn what they are!


Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Orthodontic Patients

January 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 10:49 pm
Smiling girl with braces in Framingham on white background

Happy 2021! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? January is the best time of year to commit to everyday changes that improve your life. If you wear Invisalign or braces, now’s a great time to commit to some simple but important healthy habits for your smile. Here are five excellent New Year’s resolutions for orthodontic patients in Framingham!

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