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The Ultimate Summer Survival Guide to Braces

June 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoframingham @ 6:56 pm
Woman with braces enjoying fruity drink outside

Whether you just started orthodontic treatment or began last fall, if this is your first time having braces during the summer, don’t panic – straightening your teeth won’t prevent you from enjoying the warmer months! Of course, there are a few things you should keep in mind to prevent an orthodontic emergency. After all, the last thing you want is for a bite into some popcorn at the movie theater or a rogue ball during volleyball to cause you to fall off-track with your treatment plan. To prevent that from happening, keep reading for the ultimate summer survival guide.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Flossing with Invisalign

May 17, 2022

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Closeup of woman flossing her teeth

Invisalign is well-known for being an effective, discreet, and convenient teeth-straightening solution. After all, the aligners are both completely clear and entirely removable. While the latter will certainly make flossing with Invisalign easier than traditional braces, there are still a few best practices you should implement to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. To learn what they are, read on!


Braces Removal 101: What to Expect & Getting Your Retainer

March 16, 2022

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Woman smiling after getting her braces removed

After months or years of wearing your metal brackets and wires, have you finally come to the end of your orthodontic treatment? Congratulations! Although this is a moment you’ve highly anticipated, you may be surprised that you feel a bit nervous. Does getting your braces removed hurt? What happens next? Don’t worry – you can keep reading to learn what to expect from the removal appointment and why you should prioritize wearing your retainer.


Rubber Bands: How They Work & Why They’re Necessary

February 21, 2022

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Closeup of woman putting rubber bands on braces

Orthodontic treatment of any kind can take some adjusting to. After all, having metal brackets and wires in your mouth is going to feel unnatural at first! What many patients are surprised to hear, however, is that they need rubber bands on their braces. How could something so small be so important? If you’ve asked yourself the same question, keep reading to learn what they do, how they work, and some important tips for wearing them.


A Quick Guide to Brushing and Flossing with Braces

January 24, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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