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Five “Don’ts” When You Wear Aligners

March 25, 2020

Choosing clear aligners was a great decision on your part! Straight teeth and a healthy bite? Subtle, almost invisible aligners? 3D technology custom-designed just for you? All the positives we’ve come to expect from your choice of orthodontic treatment. So, don’t sabotage your good work! Here are five negative habits that will prevent you from […]

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New Ligatures? Some Things to Consider When You Choose Your Hues

March 18, 2020

Colorful elastic ligatures (the official name for those tiny bands around your brackets) are often replaced when you come in to have your braces adjusted. Which is great! Now you have the opportunity to go with your team colors, or your school colors, or tones that work with your skin and eyes, or shades that […]

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Five Ways You Won’t—And One Way You Will—Get Your Braces Off Faster

March 11, 2020

It’s only natural when you’re waiting for something good—you count down the weeks until your birthday, or until the summer holidays, or until your braces come off. But while your birthday and your vacation won’t come any faster no matter what you do, you can help determine just how fast that happy day arrives when you’re done […]

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Looking—and Feeling—Your Best in Braces

March 4, 2020

It’s normal to be a little self-conscious when you first get your braces. Even though you really want to straighten any crooked teeth, or correct a bad bite, you might still be a bit hesitant about sharing your new orthodontic work with the world. What are some ways to get over those under-confident feelings? Keep […]

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I Have Gum Disease. Can I Still Get Braces?

February 26, 2020

Gum disease is one of our most common dental diseases, affecting both children and adults. If you are considering getting braces or aligners, make sure your gums are their healthiest before beginning orthodontic treatment. Gingivitis For both younger and older patients, gingivitis (mild gum disease) can be the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. […]

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Tube Talk

February 19, 2020

The topic is tubes. No, we’re not talking about TV shows, or sports socks, or British subway systems. We’re talking toothpaste! With so many options out there, which toothpaste should you be looking for to keep your teeth their cleanest and healthiest during orthodontic treatment? Fantastic Fluoride The last thing you want while you’re wearing […]

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Does Your Valentine Wear Braces?

February 12, 2020

The Valentine shopping list is traditional and simple: Flowers. Candy. But if your Valentine is in braces this year, suddenly your choices become more complicated. No need to worry! Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our Latham, NY team have some sweet suggestions that are both braces-friendly and Valentine-approved. First, let’s look at some options […]

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Helpful Retainer Habits

February 5, 2020

We’ve probably all seen that unhappy kid or frazzled parent sifting through trash for a lost retainer. If we’re really unlucky, we might have been that unhappy kid or frazzled parent sifting through the unpleasant remains of third period lunch hour. But getting tossed isn’t the only risk these appliances face. Read on for ways to keep […]

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How Often Should You Brush?

January 29, 2020

If you’ve been following your dentist’s advice, you know that you should be devoting two minutes twice a day to gentle, thorough brushing, and floss carefully at least once a day. It’s automatic. It’s habit. You’re in the zone. Now that you have braces or aligners, though, it’s time to step up your game! Removing […]

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Tips to Keep Braces Clean

January 22, 2020

Orthodontic technology changes and improves all the time. Today’s braces are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than those of past years. Wires are thinner and more flexible. Even brackets come in different styles and colors. These developments are all great news for braces wearers. Unfortunately, there is one advancement we haven’t been able to offer: […]

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