How Invisalign Patients Prevail Over Cold and Flu Season

There is a feature unique to Invisalign patients – you must put your fingers in your mouth multiple times a day to remove your trays and handle them. There is no way around this part of your treatment, but it does expose you to an excess of cold and flu germs compared to the average person. Here’s how to beat the odds and work to avoid getting sick.

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The Spooky Truth: Halloween Antics Could Damage Your Braces

Temptations are everywhere on Halloween, especially for adolescents who wear braces. All that glorious candy, all those fun costumes, all the stuff they should not partake of because of the brackets and wires on their teeth. This spooky holiday can lead to some serious frights if you aren’t careful. Orthodontic patients, follow these tips from your Center City orthodontist to avoid damage, disaster, and a trip to the orthodontist on November 1.

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6 Ways to Ease Orthodontic Anxiety

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Going to the orthodontist for braces or Invisalign can be stressful for some people. They can’t see what’s going on while the orthodontist or orthodontic assistant is at work, or they are worried about mouth pain during or after the appointment. You are not alone in your orthodontic anxiety, but there are plenty of viable ways to cope. Most methods for managing orthodontic anxiety are simple, which is great because that makes them easy to remember in times of stress.

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5 Tips for Going Back to School with Braces or Invisalign Teen

If your tween or teen got braces or Invisalign Teen over the summer, they are heading into a new school year in a new way. Orthodontics are a major rite of passage for any adolescent, and it’s important to ensure that they keep up with good orthodontic care when they’re in school or with friends and not only when they’re home. Here are some of the tips to help your teen succeed in going back to school with braces.

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Don’t Let Braces Get in the Way of Your Favorite Foods

One of the biggest concerns most orthodontic patients have is whether they can still eat the foods they love even with braces on their teeth. There are several ways around limitations – and it’s easier than you think to continue to enjoy your favorite foods no matter where you are in your orthodontic journey.

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What to Expect When You Graduate from Braces

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Whether it’s an adult or teen who’s being freed from brackets and wires or Invisalign, the graduation from being an orthodontic patient is a milestone to celebrate. Find out what to expect during the removal of braces and after this significant effort is complete.

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Make This the Summer of Invisalign

There is never a bad time to get Invisalign, but summer is an especially auspicious starting point for this incredible teeth-straightening method. If you or your child have already qualified for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen after a thorough dental exam and digital images, now it’s time to decide when you want to begin. Find out why summertime is so perfect for perfecting your smile.

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Some Braces for Kids Start with Orthodontic Expanders

Known as early orthodontics or interceptive orthodontics, expanders make it possible to open a child’s mouth and allow for the proper eruption of crowded adult teeth. Young children are the best candidates for these braces for kids and going through this brief but intense treatment makes all the difference in later orthodontics and oral health.

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Change Your Life with Adult Braces

Many people mistakenly believe there is only one window of time available to get orthodontics – the teen years. But this isn’t true. Life is long. If you want your smile to be as healthy as possible for the present and future, it’s time to talk to an orthodontist about adult braces. Available in various forms, braces or aligners are life-altering in an amazing way without interrupting your daily life.

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Braces for Kids: Signs Your Child Needs Early Orthodontics

Braces before all the baby teeth have fallen out? It might sound crazy, but it’s not. In fact, it’s common for many elementary-aged children to undergo early orthodontic treatment. A visit to your Center City orthodontist will let you know for sure whether braces for kids are in your child’s future, but you can start determining where you stand by considering the below.

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6 Reasons to Make Invisalign Your Resolution This Year

It’s always a good time to make a resolution. January is not reserved for resolutions alone. Since self-care is an essential part of life and should be part of everyone’s day, one of the biggest ways you can alter your world and feel better about yourself is by finally saying yes to Invisalign. It’s never too late to get started, no matter what month of the year, no matter your age.

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Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Invisalign on Halloween

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There shouldn’t be any rules on Halloween, right? Well, if you’re an Invisalign patient there are some important dos and don’ts to follow, but they certainly won’t interfere with any of your fun. If you honor this brief list, you can keep your teeth healthy, your Invisalign trays damage free, and your Halloween full of good fun.

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Help Your Teen Manage Their Braces in School

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School is back in session, routines are getting established, everyone is tired and not yet fully adjusted to their new schedule. There may be some other bumps too – like your child easily managing their braces while dealing with classes, extracurricular activities, sports, and more. You can’t be beside them every day to help them live life, but if your teen is struggling with their braces in school, you can help them find a happy place with a few strategic efforts.

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How Long Does It Really Take to Complete Invisalign?

Invisalign patients have a lot in common. They must all follow the same set of rules to make the treatment work effectively – wear the trays 20 to 22 hours a day, switch the trays out every two weeks, visit their Center City orthodontist every six to eight weeks. None of this, of course, addresses the question of just how long it really takes to finish Invisalign treatment. The answer will vary depending on how much your teeth need to move to get into alignment.

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How to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces

Maintaining good oral hygiene while wearing braces or Invisalign can be daunting at first. Patients wonder if they’re doing things the right way, and that’s normal. It’s good to be concerned about the proper technique for cleaning your hardware and teeth. Here are some tricks to develop a manageable routine and take good care of your orthodontics so your treatment stays on track.

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Summer and Braces: A Perfect Pair

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Everyone wants to wrap up school, sports seasons, and big job projects at the start of summer. This, after all, is the time of year to finally take a rest and enjoy the things you love. There is certainly room in summer to do something for yourself that will serve you well permanently – get braces. Adults and teens alike can make the most of starting their conventional metal braces or clear Invisalign treatment in summer.

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5 Tips for Newbie Invisalign Wearers

Millions of people have benefited from Invisalign, both teens and adults alike. Though these patients are all carefully guided in what their treatment will entail, they don’t know exactly what it’s going to be like as an Invisalign patient until they take the plunge. Here are just some of the things it’s important for newbies to be aware of as they begin their journey.

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Why Invisalign Wearers Feel So Lucky

Orthodontic patients who wear Invisalign already feel like they’ve won the lottery because they’ve been deemed a good candidate for this innovative orthodontic alternative. Working with an experienced Center City orthodontist makes it even more satisfying to invest in this treatment. The lucky ones will end up with gorgeous, healthy, straight smiles, but there are plenty of reasons Invisalign wearers feel lucky along the way.

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We Love Braces and Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Too

February begins with a groundhog, has hearts and romance in the middle, and ends with many people scratching their heads wondering if there are 28 or 29 days in the month. Amid this chaos, braces remain a constant for our patients. We love braces, and there are many reasons even non-orthodontists should love them too.

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2022: The Year of Invisalign for Adults

It’s time. Another New Year has dawned. The world is in flux, but the future is not bleak. If you find yourself at loose ends, trying to figure out how to improve yourself, your appearance, and your self-esteem, there is one sure way to make it happen – by straightening your smile. When you invest in Invisalign for adults, you invest in yourself and a lifetime of good oral health.

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Make It a Happy Holiday with Braces or Invisalign

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When you wear braces and Invisalign, you know the rules. When the holidays roll around, however, it’s easy to get distracted and maybe even a little lazy. It’s understandable. You just want to relax and enjoy the season, whatever you celebrate. Unfortunately, taking your eyes off the prize – a straight, healthy smile – can lead to disaster. So, whether you wear conventional braces or Invisalign, here are some reminders to get you through the holiday season.

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5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Braces

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Teens may consider orthodontics a punishment or something their parents force them to do, though there are just as many adolescents who embrace the milestone. Adults with braces have willingly sought out this choice for themselves and they are thankful for the opportunity, even though the journey isn’t always easy. Braces are an adventure, no matter who’s wearing them, and there are plenty of reasons to be thankful for them.

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Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Braces

halloween candy roberts and de marsche center city orthodontistIt will come as no surprise to read that most Halloween candy is not good for braces. There are very few sweets that are truly braces-friendly. But don’t despair if you have conventional metal braces. You can still indulge in Halloween treats without damaging your brackets and wires – it just takes some awareness and serious willpower.Read more

7 Fast Facts About Invisalign Attachments

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Nearly every Invisalign patient has attachments on their teeth. These small “dots” are bonded to your tooth enamel for one very specific purpose – to anchor your trays in place so teeth can be shifted as effectively as possible. If you understand the purpose of these little shapes, you will appreciate their critical function during Invisalign treatment.Read more

Smile Like an Olympic Gold Medalist – with Braces

Olympic athletes with braces roberts and de marscheThere have been many notable moments from the Tokyo Olympics, but some of the most inspiring were the big smiles from gold medal swimmer Yui Ohashi. The Japanese athlete surprised many when her grin revealed teeth covered in braces. She wasn’t shy about letting the world see her orthodontia as she celebrated two gold medal victories in the Olympic pool.Read more

Braces Spell Freedom, Not Control

freedom braces roberts and de marsche center cityOne of the biggest factors that any orthodontic patient focuses on are the restrictions that come with wearing braces. Certainly, there are things that you cannot do while you have brackets and wires on your teeth, or while you are wearing clear trays. It’s easy to get bogged down in the present and forget about the future, but we’d like to take this Independence Day to remind you of just how freeing braces can be.Read more

6 Invisalign Dos and Don’ts

invisalign dos and don'ts roberts and de marsche center cityThere are plenty of dos and don’ts know matter what type of orthodontic treatment you undergo. There are rules you must follow and things you must avoid. Invisalign is different than conventional metal braces because it does allow the wearer more freedom, but there are still behaviors you must adopt to ensure that the treatment works as effectively as possible.Read more

Get Braces: Reveal a Straight Smile When the Mask Comes Off

braces when mask comes off center city orthodontists roberts and de marscheSmiles are powerful. We have all learned over the past year how hard it is to fully express ourselves with our mouths hidden by a mask. Your eyes and body language can only tell part of the story. When your mask does come off for good, what will your smile look like? If you’ve always wanted to straighten your teeth, now is one of the best times to get braces. Imagine the big reveal when you toss the mask aside and show off your beautiful, aligned teeth.Read more

The Many Faces of Invisalign

many faces of invisalign roberts and de marsshce center city orthodontistsInvisalign comes in several different forms, but the one that’s right for you will depend on where your teeth are now and how much they must move to get into alignment. Your Center City orthodontist will review every option with you before you settle on a treatment method. But, no matter what, when Invisalign is a reality, your braces will be clear, discreet, and efficient.Read more

4 Ways to Show Your Orthodontics Some Love

show orthodontics love roberts and de marsche center city orthodontistsYour Center City orthodontist understands – you may be one of the patients who isn’t in love with their braces. Nevertheless, it’s still important to take care of those braces. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to for some reminders about the best ways to maintain your braces and oral health when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.Read more

Why Right Now Is the Right Time to Get Braces

get braces now center city orthodontistYou may feel like so many things in life are on hold because of the pandemic, but braces don’t have to be. In fact, this winter is one of the best times to get your orthodontic treatment started. Isolation, social distancing, and mask wearing are perks for brand new orthodontic patients who would rather hide than smile – so make the most of this opportunity to perfect your grin.Read more

5 Reasons to Make Invisalign Your New Year’s Resolution

invisalign new year's resolution center city orthodontistsWant to do something different with your New Year’s Resolution this year? Tired of the same old, same old resolutions that don’t last more than a month and then leave you feeling disappointed in yourself? Committing to Invisalign will ensure that you have amazing results at the end of all your hard work, and you might even enjoy some unexpected perks along the way.Read more

Elect the Right Orthodontics for Your Smile

elect the right orthodontics philadelphia orthodontistElection season is here, and while you may not be able to control the big stuff, you do have the final say over what happens if there are different types of orthodontic treatments in the running to address your oral health. If you need braces, it’s comforting to know that there are many types of effective treatments, and you may qualify for several of them. If you have a decision to make, do your research, understand each platform, and cast your vote for the braces that will serve you best.  Read more