A Sticky Mess? How to Enjoy Halloween Candy with Braces

Halloween Candy with Braces

No matter how old (or young) you may be, the best part of Halloween is getting to indulge in all the candy and treats that are normally “off limits” during the year. Enjoying Halloween candy with braces, however, could be challenging, biting into a candied apple or a toffee candy bar could result in a sticky, unpleasant mess. Every year, we treat patients for candy-related emergencies, like popped wires or broken brackets. As anyone who’s found themselves in a similar sticky mess will tell you, Halloween is not the time for an orthodontic emergency!

Candy corn, Starbursts, skittles, Tootsie Rolls, licorice and Snickers candy bars can all spell disaster for your Halloween plans. Can you still get your candy fix without damaging your braces or bending a wire? Absolutely! Just stick to this list of what to eat – and not to eat – to have a fun and disaster-free Halloween. More»

How an “Elite” Halifax Orthodontist Can Straighten Teeth Without Braces

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Dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t want to get braces as an adult? You’re not alone: thousands of Canadians are opting to straighten their teeth without braces using Invisalign. Worldwide, more than 3 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. Today, they’re enjoying straighter teeth and a confident, healthy smile. Here’s how an Elite Halifax Orthodontist can help.

Docbraces is the leading provider of Invisalign in Atlantic Canada. Our Smile Team works with patients in Halifax Nova Scotia, Moncton New Brunswick, Summerside Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and Amherst Nova Scotia to help them achieve their dream smile. More»

Am I Too Old for Braces? 3 Amazing Benefits of Adult Braces

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There was a time when having orthodontic treatment was considered strictly for children or teens. Adults who didn’t have their teeth straightened during their childhood or adolescence had simply “missed the boat” when it came to enjoying straighter, more attractive smiles and healthier teeth. But today, all that’s changed, and adult braces are becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, more adults than ever before are opting to have their teeth straightened with traditional braces, ceramic braces or removable aligner systems like Invisalign. More»

Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?

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Are you avoiding a trip to your Nova Scotia orthodontist because you don’t want to get metal braces? A crooked smile is unattractive as an adult, but unfortunately the alternative – a mouthful of metal – is hardly any better. Adult braces can be uncomfortable, awkward and downright embarrassing. Wondering how to straighten teeth without braces? Good news: common orthodontic problems including crooked teeth and overcrowding can be corrected without braces. More»

Study: A Beautiful, Healthy-looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Healthy looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Let’s face it: If braces were free, just about anyone with crowded or crooked teeth would have orthodontic treatment. But because braces cost money, that makes a lot of people falter when deciding whether or not to get treatment – and that’s usually because of one or two common misconceptions: 1. They’re not worth it, or 2. They can’t afford it. More»

Making the Most of Your Orthodontic Health Insurance

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The holiday season is officially upon us, which, as you know, means we’re only a month away from a new year. However, what you may not know is that many insurance policies reset at the end of the calendar year. What this means for you is that if you choose not to use the orthodontic benefits included in your health insurance by the time the ball drops on December 31st, your remaining 2015 benefits will simply disappear. In this post, we’re going to let you know how you can ensure that won’t happen. After that, we’ll explain why there’s never been a better time to invest in your smile.

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Choosing An Invisalign Provider

Have you finally made the choice to look into improving your health and your smile with Invisalign treatment? Congratulations! Now it’s time to take the next step and find the right Invisalign provider. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that. We’ll start by providing you with information on why you should make the choice to commit to Invisalign treatment. From there, we’ll touch on why you should choose to have your treatment done by an Elite Invisalign provider. Finally, we’ll let you know why Docbraces is such a convenient option for patients of all ages. When you’re finished reading this post, you can feel confident that you have all the information you’ll need to choose the best Invisalign provider for you.

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Adult Orthodontics: It’s Never Too Late for a Perfect Smile!

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Often, when parents bring their children into the Docbraces office, they’ll mention that they wish they had the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment when they were younger. We’re always quick to point out that it’s never too late for adult orthodontics! As a matter of fact, we routinely treat patients who are up to 70 and sometimes even older. Truly, if you are interested in adult orthodontics in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted, reduce pain or give your overall health a boost, it’s never been easier! In this post, we’re going to give you all the information you need to know about adult orthodontics, from the discreet treatments options that are available, to the health benefits that are associated with properly aligned teeth. When you’re finished reading, it’s our hope that you’ll have the information you need to make a decision on adult orthodontics that is right for you!

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Invisalign, Braces and More. Are Orthodontics Worth the Cost?

At Docbraces, we frequently see patients who come into our offices looking for treatment for themselves or their loved ones, but are concerned about the cost associated with orthodontics. They wonder if the cost of Invisalign or braces is worth the work that is being done, or if they’ll be happy with the results. In this post, we’re going to to talk about the commitment associated with orthodontic treatment, as well as the many rewards that come with it. In the end, we hope to give you all of the information you need to make the right decision for you or your family member.
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Invisalign vs Braces: Comfort and Discretion

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For many people, the thought of braces brings with it a series of misconceptions and fears. These fears range from discomfort to aesthetics and are mostly based on outdated misinformation. Advances in orthodontics have made it possible to give yourself the smile you’ve always wanted—in comfort and privacy. Deciding between Invisalign vs braces is just the beginning! Learning more about Invisalign, clear braces and ceramic braces means you can make the best decision about giving yourself the smile you deserve.

Invisalign Means Comfort and Discretion

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