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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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Wearing Braces? Make Cavities a Remote Possibility

December 25, 2019

Press Pause If you are getting braces in the near future, it’s very important to see your regular dentist first. That way, any cavities or other dental problems can be treated before your first orthodontic appointment at our Latham, NY office. Play it Safe Once you have your braces, you’ll be hearing a lot about […]

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When It Come to Chewing Gum, Be Choosy!

December 18, 2019

Why do you chew gum? Perhaps because it’s a habit that comes with some healthy benefits. Chewing a stick or two reduces the urge to snack between meals. It’s a substitute for behaviors like nail-biting that you’d like to change. It might even give you a fresher breath after those tuna sandwiches in the cafeteria. […]

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Awesome Archwires

December 11, 2019

When we think braces, we can’t help but think of the brackets on each tooth and the colorful ligature bands that surround them. But actually, the whole point of those brackets and bands is to hold the archwire in place as it gradually moves your teeth to create a better bite and a straighter smile. […]

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Your First Winter in Braces? Tips for a Warm and Wonderful Holiday

December 4, 2019

If this is your first winter with braces, you might be wondering how to make the best of the holiday season. Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our team have some suggestions for happy and healthy holiday smiles. Treat Yourself Winter means tasty holiday treats, and just because you wear braces doesn’t mean you need […]

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Make Your Braces Bands Work for You!

June 27, 2019

Well, of course, they already are working for you—as an essential part of the alignment process. Rubber bands, also known as elastic ligatures, are used to secure the wires inside your brackets. But bands can be more than functional. Since the ligatures around each bracket are replaced when you visit our office, why not use that opportunity […]

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Sports and Energy Drink Consumption Damages Tooth Enamel

June 20, 2019

While they may sound refreshing, especially after participating in sports activities or after a jog, recent studies suggest that energy and sports drinks can damage tooth enamel, thus elevating your cavity risk. These drinks are especially popular among our younger patients. In the study, researchers analyzed the fluoride content and pH levels of 13 sports […]

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Not-So-Sweet Sweets

June 13, 2019

Birthdays. Valentine’s Day. Halloween. A trip to the movies. There are just some occasions where a sweet treat is on the menu. Now that you are getting braces, does that mean you have to give up desserts completely? Not at all! The trick to finding the right treat is to know which foods are safe […]

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Tips to Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

June 6, 2019

The dog days of summer are upon us, and with the temperatures soaring, our team at Lozman Orthodontics wants you to be extra careful about sun safety when you’re out and about. Check out this incredibly helpful article on the Ten Summer Safety Tips for Kids, courtesy of Discovery. Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our […]

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Is Invisalign® Right For You?

May 30, 2019

When patients ask Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman about who benefits from Invisalign clear aligners, the simple answer is this: almost everyone. Unlike conventional braces, they are removable, which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier. They are molded to fit each patient’s mouth and are practically invisible. Because aligners apply less force in […]

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