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What to avoid when you have braces?

You should avoid certain foods that could cause major damage to your braces. No matter what you eat, make the effort to cut your food into small pieces that can be chewed easily. This will prevent chunks of it from getting lodged between brackets. Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces Gum. Ice. Corn chips. Pretzels.…

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Is there an age limit to get braces?

While the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) strongly recommends that children have their first orthodontic screening before they reach age 7, there are many reasons why some people may be unable to have orthodontic treatment in childhood. Finances or lack of knowledge could prevent a person having an early intervention. Between 7 & 10 Years Old…

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Clear aligners versus traditional braces

Aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Just like braces, clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth.…

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Benefits Of Braces

Why Kids Need Braces Kids can need braces for any number of reasons, including crooked, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth, or a “bad bite” (known as malocclusion). Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When…

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What type of braces work the fastest?

365 Braces is the first of its kind treatment called Hybrid Braces. By utilizing a hybrid mix of high tech braces and/or clear tooth aligners (called 365Aligners™), patients receive treatment in a dramatically short period of time (6-12 months), at a FRACTION of the cost, and always finish their treatment using a set of clear…

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The 5 Most Common Types of Braces

1: Metal Braces Often also called “traditional braces,” metal braces have two basic components. These are the metal bracket that is applied to the teeth and the bendable metal wire that is threaded through the brackets in order to apply pressure to the teeth and ultimately move them. This is the type of braces that…