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How to Help Your Teen with Braces Survive the Holidays

December 04, 2017
How to Help Your Teen with Braces Survive the Holidays

‘Tis the season for gingerbread houses, candy canes and mince pies. Unfortunately, not all these holiday treats are safe for teens wearing braces. As a busy parent, the last thing you want to deal with during the holidays is an emergency orthodontic appointment to repair damage caused by a holiday treat. These tips can help […]

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Braces or Invisalign: Which is Right for Me?

August 11, 2017
Braces or Invisalign: Which is Right for Me?

“Straight Talk” from an Orthodontist Who Offers Both – Trying to decide between braces or Invisalign? Choosing between these two options can feel a bit overwhelming. On the one hand, both braces and Invisalign achieve similar end results. They straighten your teeth, support good oral health and help you achieve your dream smile. On the other […]

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Best Solutions for Crooked Teeth: Traditional, Invisible or Invisalign Braces?

July 19, 2017
Best Solutions for Crooked Teeth: Traditional, Invisible or Invisalign Braces?

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 […]

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Invisalign for Teens: Better Than Braces?

July 07, 2017
Invisalign for Teens: Better Than Braces?

For multiple generations of teens, awkward, uncomfortable metal braces have been a rite of passage. Now, today’s teens have a new option for straightening teeth and achieving that perfect smile: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without the restrictions and embarrassment typically associated with metal braces. Rather than wires […]

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Why Summer is the Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

June 12, 2017
Why Summer is the Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

Is there a “right” time for your teen to get braces? Many factors ranging from schedules to family finances can influence the timing of your child’s orthodontic treatment. Braces by their very nature are all about change! We love watching our patients smiles change and progress over their treatment time. That’s why summer is a […]

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4 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing a Dartmouth Orthodontist

April 13, 2017
4 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing a Dartmouth Orthodontist

Braces are an important investment in your child’s future. Not only can straighter teeth give your child a huge confidence and self-esteem boost, but straighter teeth are also healthier. Your child is less likely to suffer from oral health problems since its easier to brush and clean straight teeth. Of course, deciding to get your […]

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Why Early Orthodontic Treatment Matters

April 06, 2017
Why Early Orthodontic Treatment Matters

When most parents think about taking their children to the orthodontist, they probably imagine doing so when their children are pre-teens getting braces. But did you know that children as young as seven years old can benefit from an orthodontic check-up? As a parent, you may already be taking important steps to protect your child’s […]

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Orthodontic Emergency Care for Braces

March 24, 2017
Orthodontic Emergency Care for Braces

Missing bands, loose brackets, protruding wires, gum irritation… while you won’t need to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance for these emergencies, they can still be incredibly painful and require immediate, prompt care. If a bracket pops off in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, it’s easy to head straight to your orthodontist […]

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Surviving the Holidays with Braces: What Every Parent Needs to Know

December 13, 2016
Surviving the Holidays with Braces: What Every Parent Needs to Know

From extended family gatherings to decorating and gift shopping, the holidays are a whirlwind of activity that can be stressful for anyone. One way to really up the holiday stress ante? Be the parents of a teen who just got braces! Getting braces right before the holidays can be an especially challenging experience for teens […]

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Halloween & Braces: What Parents Need to Know

October 28, 2016
Halloween & Braces: What Parents Need to Know

For young kids – and all of us adults who are young at heart – Halloween is an opportunity to indulge guilt-free in our favourite treats without worrying about calories or sugar content. But if you’re the parent of a child with braces, you’ll need to keep a careful eye out on what treats are […]

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