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A Few Must-Know Tips for Wearing Braces to Work

July 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 3:53 pm
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Is your first day at the office with braces rapidly approaching? Maybe you’ve been back at work for a few weeks now and you need some assistance when it comes to staying on track with your treatment plan while on the job. In both cases, the following tips for wearing braces to work will help immensely. So, read on!


5 Things You Can Do To Prevent an Orthodontic Emergency

June 19, 2024

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Woman with braces smiling while brushing her teeth

Broken brackets, loose wires, and damaged aligners can all be stressful to handle and painful to experience. So, it’s only natural that you want to do whatever you can to avoid such situations. The good news is that you can learn a few simple tips for preventing an orthodontic emergency right here!


Why Are My Braces Making My Teeth Feel Loose?

May 2, 2024

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a person with braces smiling brightly

If you’ve just kicked off your braces journey, you’re probably feeling quite excited to finally be working towards a straighter and healthier smile! However, one thing that many patients comment on is the bizarre sensation that their teeth feel loose while they’re wearing their braces. Continue reading below to learn more about how braces move teeth and why this can cause a feeling of looseness, along with why it isn’t anything you need to worry about, as it’s a sign your braces are doing their job correctly!


4 Times Braces Stole the Show in Pop Culture

March 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 3:29 pm
Closeup of patient's braces with blue rubber bands

Usually, pop culture centers around who wore what to the Oscars, the latest updates on the hottest new couples, little-known movies that are a must-watch, and the like. Over the years, braces have shared the limelight as well! With this in mind, take a walk down memory lane while we share four times braces stole the show in pop culture.


Can the Rubber Bands Used for Braces Make My Teeth Look Whiter?

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 3:13 pm
a closeup of colored rubber bands

Braces are perhaps the most tried-and-true of all dental treatments, having assisted countless generations of patients with all sorts of orthodontic issues. But when most of us think about braces, images of the infamous metal brackets and wires come to mind—however, there are other important components to the treatment as well, such as the colored elastic bands that fit around the brackets. Continue reading to learn more about how these bands are used in the orthodontic process and which colors are best for accentuating the whiteness of your teeth!


True or False: You Can Get Cavities with Invisalign

April 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 2:45 pm
Closeup of woman in denim shirt wondering

There are many ways Invisalign is different than traditional braces. In addition to being virtually undetectable, requiring fewer check-in visits, and having shorter treatment timelines (on average), they cover the entirety of your teeth instead of a small portion. Naturally, this might lead you to wonder, “Can I get cavities with Invisalign?” Keep reading to find out!


Why Are My Braces Causing Swollen Gums?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 7:39 pm
a patient closely inspecting their gums

Your braces can affect a lot of things inside your mouth; while they’re intended to slowly shift your teeth into a healthier and straighter position, they can sometimes cause other things to happen such as gum inflammation. This is a fairly common issue in patients with braces that is often temporary but has been known to sometimes linger. In any case, it can often be treated with the help of your orthodontist! Here’s a closer look at how wearing braces can sometimes lead to swollen gums and why you shouldn’t hesitate to visit your provider for assistance.


Traditional vs. Self-Ligating Braces: What’s the Difference?

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 2:11 pm
Woman with braces in Framingham smiling

When most people think of braces, they think of traditional metal brackets and wires. However, advancements in the field of orthodontics have led to several other teeth-straightening solutions, including self-ligating braces. But how are they different from traditional braces, and how can you tell which option is right for you? Read on to learn the answers!


Holiday Foods That Are Delicious and Braces-Friendly

November 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 2:35 pm
Array of Thanksgiving foods on table

Since traditional braces come with some dietary restrictions, you might be thinking that this holiday season is going to be lacking in the food department. After all, with no gooey caramel, sticky toffee, and crunchy pecan pie on the menu, what’s left? Fortunately, a lot! Keep reading to learn eight braces-friendly holiday foods that are delicious and orthodontist-approved.


An Easy Guide to Navigating Halloween with Braces

October 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 3:21 pm
Halloween candy in pumpkin bowl

Did you know that the Huffington Post found that 600 million pounds of candy are purchased each year for Halloween? That’s 34 pounds per person in America alone! If you’re planning to indulge your sweet tooth this spooky season, then it’s of the utmost importance that you are choosy. Otherwise, you could develop cavities or accidentally sustain an orthodontic emergency. To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn the “best” and “worst” Halloween candy with braces.

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