Do Braces Take Longer for Adults?

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No matter how old you are, you can feel confident knowing that advancements in orthodontic treatment have reduced the amount of time it will take to straighten your smile. That said, adults generally wear braces longer than children because their teeth do not move quite as easily. Keep in mind that it is possible for …

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4 Dental Rules for a Healthy Halloween

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Indulging in sweet treats can have some ill effects on your smile. If you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment, the risks of candies and snacks are downright spooky.  Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy Halloween while protecting your teeth and gums. Here are four tips from experienced orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman at Advanced …

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Can Athletes Have Braces?

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Many people start their smile straightening journeys while they’re in school. Since sports are a popular extracurricular activity, you may wonder how your orthodontic treatment will impact your game. The good news is that braces don’t have to sideline you while they align your teeth. With a few simple precautions, athletes can keep playing their …

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Tips for Traveling with Braces

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Braces don’t have to get between you and a fun summer trip. However, they do require a bit of planning and special care. Here are some of our top tips for traveling with braces. Make Time for a Checkup You don’t want to deal with a scratchy wire or a loose bracket on vacation. Get …

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Do Braces Make Your Breath Stink?

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Everyone experiences bad breath from time to time. The good news is that it can usually be fixed with regular brushing and flossing. But if you have braces, you’ll need to step up your routine to keep your mouth fresh. What Causes Bad Breath with Braces? The main cause of bad breath is the bacteria …

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5 Myths About Traditional Braces

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There are quite a few myths about traditional metal braces. In reality, they are a great option to straighten your teeth and create an aesthetically pleasing smile. At Advanced Orthodontic Care, Dr. Robert Rudman can help you decide if braces are right for you. Myth #1: You have to wear braces for several years. This …

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How Do You Clean Braces Behind Your Teeth?

Many patients struggle with the decision to get braces. Although your smile will look great when the treatment is over, you may be concerned about “metal mouth.” Advanced Orthodontic Care is proud to offer several alternatives to traditional braces, including lingual or Incognito™ braces. Unlike traditional appliances, Incognito™ braces are placed on the back of …

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How Do Braces Work?

Braces apply pressure over time to move teeth. As the teeth move, the bone in which they are embedded re-models and re-shapes to conform to the new position of the teeth. It takes time for braces to work. The exact amount of time varies by individual, depending on how the teeth need to move and …

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