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

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The Many Faces of Invisalign

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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

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5 Reasons to Make Invisalign Your New Year’s Resolution

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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

3 Ways to Become an Invisalign Influencer

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The 4 Biggest Reasons to Be Thankful for Center City Invisalign

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6 Ways to Enjoy Halloween with Braces

halloween braces center city orthodontists roberts and de marscheBraces do not have to ruin your fun on Halloween. They simply force you to think more carefully before you indulge in whatever sweets are in the candy basket. Here are 10 important rules to follow so you don’t damage your orthodontics – or your teeth – celebrating October 31.Read more

4 Food and Drink Rules for Invisalign-Wearers

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Get Straight Teeth with Invisalign in Time for Your Wedding

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Don’t Like the Look of Braces? Choose Invisalign

get invisalign from center city invisalign provider roberts and de marscheYou would be hard-pressed to find someone who loves the appearance of braces. OK, maybe you could find a few celebs who aren’t shy about their braces – Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, and Tom Cruise all showed up on red carpets showing off their hardware, some more noticeable than others. If you haven’t already made a name in your line of work, however, or if obvious metalwork on your teeth isn’t going to do you any favors personally or socially, you’ll love the look of Invisalign, the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth.Read more

Braces Won’t Interfere with Your Job

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What You Need to Know About Losing Baby Teeth and Getting Youth Braces

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5 Reasons Invisalign Braces Are a Good Fit for Adults

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Can Invisalign Braces Fix Your TMJ Problem?

grinding teeth invisalign braces center cityA tight jaw. Tension headaches. Sore teeth. A clicking or popping jaw. If you wake up with these conditions, there’s a good possibility you are clenching and grinding your teeth while sleeping, which means you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder. This problem can be incredibly painful and will not correct on its own, but Invisalign braces can be your solution.Read more

5 Reasons to Love Your Center City Braces

love center city philadelphia bracesPlenty of Center City braces-wearers complain about their orthodontic treatment, but any discomfort you may feel or inconvenience you may experience is a means to a worthwhile end: beautiful, straight teeth. If resentment is all you feel about your braces, it’s time to look for the positives and open your heart to the benefits of braces.Read more

More Adults Are Getting Invisalign Braces

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