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Fixing the Old & Crooked: Can You Get Braces as an Adult?

March 21, 2024

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A smiling man with adult braces

Like many, you may assume braces are something only kids get. Plenty of people see the brackets and wires (or clear aligners) as part of modern-day childhood. Still, your old, crooked smile could prompt a big question: Can you get braces as an adult? The answer to this query is crucial – it’ll affect your grin’s long-term future. Luckily, your Ripon orthodontist is here to address your concerns. Read on to learn why you can and should get adult braces.


Should You Get Your Overbite Fixed?

February 28, 2024

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young man wondering about his overbite

The overwhelming majority of people have a slight overbite, in that their front teeth stick out in front of their bottom ones. This is perfectly natural, but you’ve known for a long time that your overbite is a little more…pronounced than those around you. Is this a problem that needs to be fixed, or should you pay it no mind? The truth is that many people in your situation could greatly benefit from orthodontic care, and to see if this might include you, keep reading.


SmileDirectClub Went Bankrupt; What Should I Do Now?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 12:45 am
Woman looks frightened

In the second half of last year, SmileDirectClub filed for bankruptcy and announced that it would cease its global operations. The firm had many customers, and these people have been left with a lot of uncertainty. The company has shut down its customer care support services and not much has been said about possible refunds. Here’s what you should know about this situation and how you can continue your treatment with a real orthodontist.


5 of the Most Iconic Movie and TV Characters with Braces!

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 11:14 pm

Not all of us naturally developed a perfectly straight smile. By beginning your orthodontic journey now, you will be showing off a beautiful straight smile before you know it. If you are one of the millions of people who are getting braces this year, you aren’t alone. Some of your favorite movie and TV characters have gone through the exact same process. Here are some of the most iconic characters out there with braces.


4 Braces-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas Your Child Will Love

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 5:10 pm
a stocking containing a wrapped gift

The holiday season is right around the corner, and you might be wondering how to put a smile on your child’s face this year—and if they have metal braces, you might be thinking extra hard about what you can put under the tree or in their stocking that won’t jeopardize their orthodontic journey. Here are four awesome, braces-friendly stocking stuffer ideas that are certain to bring a smile to your little one’s face!


A Braces Wearer’s Guide to Halloween Candy

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 4:37 am
a closeup of a Halloween bucket filled with candy

Halloween is an exciting time of year, with lots of spooky costumes, haunted houses, and of course, plenty of trick-or-treating to obtain all sorts of delicious sweets and treats! But for those individuals with braces or other orthodontic appliances, finding candy that won’t harm or interfere with their dental work can be a challenge—but not an impossible one! Here’s more about some of the candy that’s fine for braces wearers to eat during Halloween, along with some things that can be problematic.


4 Tips for Traveling with Invisalign Aligners

September 20, 2023

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a man sitting on a bus and smiling

In the upcoming months, you’ll likely be invited to celebrations for the holidays, and if they live in different states or towns, it means you’ll need to travel with your Invisalign trays. If you’re wondering what this looks like and how you can stay on track with your treatment timeline, all while having a wonderful time, look no further! Read on for four traveling tips as you’re straightening your smile with Invisalign.


Custom vs. Over-the-Counter Nightguards – Which One is Best?

September 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 11:08 pm
Man putting in nightguard

Bruxism is a condition where you grind and/or clench your teeth, usually at night. Most people are unaware that they do this, and it can lead to a variety of different issues, like jaw disorders, frequent headaches, damaged teeth, and more. Fortunately, nightguards can prevent damage caused by bruxism, but there are a few different types. Here’s what you should know when choosing a nightguard.


How to Clean Your Teeth with Braces

August 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 7:54 pm
a person flossing their teeth with braces

Whether you’re an adult or teen with braces, taking care of your pearly whites with a good dental hygiene routine is crucial, especially if you want to enjoy a healthy, straightened smile after your treatment is complete! Unfortunately, brackets and wires can get in the way, so you’ll have to be a little more thorough in order to effectively clear food debris and plaque from your teeth. Read on to learn how to properly brush and floss with braces to prevent oral health problems from developing while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.


Why Are Invisalign Refinements Necessary?

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 9:41 pm
person with Invisalign

Wearing Invisalign aligners is a nice alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires. But what if teeth are not moving as they should? If you are one of these individuals who need extra help to keep your changing smile on track, read on to learn more about Invisalign refinements and how they help keep teeth moving.

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