If you have had braces in the past or know someone who has, then you’ll also know there’s a seemingly endless list of foods you can’t eat or drink. Anything sticky, sugary, gummy or hard is on the “don’t eat” list. Everything from chewing gum to carrot sticks may be a no-go with braces. More»
If you have from crooked or crowded teeth and dream of a perfect smile, Invisalign is a discreet, affordable straightening solution. Invisalign uses a system of clear aligners that subtly shift your teeth into their correct position. Depending on your treatment needs, you could be smiling with confidence in just 18 to 24 months.
At Docbraces, we know the decision to straighten your teeth as an adult is a personal choice that requires careful thought. As you consider your different straightening options, these are 10 important Invisalign benefits to keep in mind: More»
As an adult with a less-than-perfect smile, it’s natural to think you “missed the boat” when it came to straighter teeth. However, all is not lost. It’s never too late for a straighter smile! Your teeth can be moved into the correct place no matter your age. More»
Dreaming about a straighter smile? Maybe you never had braces when you were younger and now, as an adult, you feel self-conscious about your crooked front teeth. Or, you may have had braces when you were younger, but your teeth have moved a bit since then and you’d like to re-straighten your teeth. From choosing the right orthodontist to evaluating different treatment options and cost, just thinking about straightening your teeth can seem a bit daunting! More»
You’ve tried on hundreds of dresses, selected the perfect venue, checked the guest list twice, and you’re ready to dance the night away with your groom. There’s just one problem: is your smile ready for your wedding day close-up?
From Instagram to Snapchat, the first photo many brides share on their wedding days is a selfie. More and more brides are posting selfies on social media while they’re getting ready with friends, preparing to walk down the aisle, or just after they’ve tied the knot and said, “I do!” Even with Instagram filters, selfies and other close-up are pretty revealing and unforgiving, showing the good and the bad– including crooked teeth. More»
Roses are red, violets are blue, your smile is… crooked? Nothing kills confidence faster than feeling insecure about crooked teeth. When you’re feeling insecure about your smile and appearance, this lack of confidence can affect your romantic life, too.
In a world where modern dating has been reduced to swiping left and right in an app, your profile picture can make or break your dating chances. Worse, if you actually do land that dream date, once you do meet up in person those same old insecurities can bubble back up. Maybe you’re afraid to laugh or smile too much because you don’t want your date to notice your uneven teeth. Rather than being the best, most confident version of yourself, you’re insecure and nervous– killing any potential romance before you even get halfway through a cup of coffee. More»
Do you avoid smiling because you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth or uneven smile? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. In fact, 96 percent of adults believe an attractive smile will make them more appealing to members of the opposite sex. The opposite is also true: adults fear that a crooked or uneven smile will make them less attractive to romantic partners, friends and coworkers. They worry this smile will distract from their otherwise great personality or attractive facial features.
Worse, teeth that overlap can also appear darker than others under certain lighting conditions. Your smile sets the tone for your entire day. If you look in the mirror every morning and hate what you see, that’s a huge drain on your confidence and self esteem! More»
What to Expect During Your First Appointment and Beyond
When was the last time you smiled with confidence or laughed freely? Our self-esteem is directly linked to our appearance. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable laughing, smiling or even talking up close to a partner. A great smile is more than just a confidence booster– it’s also an indicator of good health. Missing or crowded teeth and jaw misalignments may increase your risk for a host of oral health problems, including tooth decay, tooth loss and facial deformities. More»
Did you know that a Dartmouth orthodontist can offer orthodontic treatments beyond braces?
When we think about orthodontics, braces are generally the first thing that comes to mind. Today’s braces are made from bands, wires and brackets that fit around the teeth and gradually pull them in to proper position. While today’s braces are lighter, smaller and use far less metal than in the past, braces are not the only solution for teeth straightening.
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth are more than just unattractive. They can also be harder to clean and be at greater risk for tooth loss due to decay or periodontal disease.
At Docbraces, our Dartmouth orthodontist offers specialized orthodontic care to address these health concerns. Alternatives to braces include Invisalign, a virtually “invisible” teeth straightening solution. Docbraces is an elite Invisalign provider for adults and teenagers, and also offers pediatric orthodontic consultations. More»
Sick and tired of getting food stuck in your braces? Wearing braces as an adult is hard enough. There’s nothing worse than eating lunch with a boss or client and all the while fearing that your entire meal has ended up stuck in your metal wires and brackets! (No one wants to have another ‘meal’ saved for later!) Good news: you don’t have to give up all your favourite foods to avoid that awkward food-stuck-in-my-braces look. All it takes is a few simple changes to avoid getting food stuck in your braces.
When you first get braces, your orthodontist probably told you to avoid foods that are sticky, crunchy or hard. Yes, this does mean you’ll need to steer clear of popcorn, caramel treats, pretzels, and gum. These foods can get caught between brackets and wires, creating a big gooey mess and causing tooth decay. But are there any foods that you can eat with braces? Absolutely! More»