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What Are Fun Facts About Braces?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 2:33 am
Woman with braces

Are you thinking about getting braces to straighten your smile? Whether you have already committed to them, or the thought just crossed your mind, there are many things about traditional braces that may be new to you. Braces have been around for longer than you may think! Continue reading to learn some fun facts about braces in Ripon from your orthodontist so you’ll know a bit more about this branch of dentistry!


How to Meet Your 22-Hour Invisalign Wear Time

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 10:22 pm
girl holding Invisalign aligner

Does the thought of hassling with brackets and metal wires have you hesitant to commit to orthodontic treatment? Fortunately, you can straighten your teeth without having to face this issue. Thanks to Invisalign in Ripon, you can discreetly and comfortably work towards a straighter, healthier smile. For successful treatment, you’ll need to wear the clear aligners no less than 22 hours per day. Although that may seem like a tall order, your orthodontist knows some actions you can take to easily meet Invisalign wear time.


Reasons to Wear Your Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment 

April 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 11:56 pm
woman holding retainer

It’s time to share your new smile with the world! The braces or attachments are off and it’s a spectacular feeling! To maintain your results, however, your orthodontist in Ripon mentioned the need for you to wear retainers. There are several reasons why this matters so much after your treatment is completed.  Keep reading to learn why orthodontists recommend a retainer.


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Do Braces Take to Straighten Teeth?

March 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 3:52 pm
Woman with glasses wondering

Before committing to orthodontic treatment, you may have what feels like 1,000 questions on your mind. The most common one? How long will my braces treatment time be? While the average answer is about 12-18 months, the specific answer depends on several important factors. Keep reading to learn a few noteworthy ones!


What Are the Benefits of Classic Braces?

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 8:29 pm
teen with metal braces

It seems like there are more options to straighten your teeth with each passing year, so selecting the option that suits you best can be challenging. Even as clear braces are gaining in popularity, metal braces still have many benefits. As you consider your method of treatment, read on to hear from Dr. Fran and the team at Sensational Smiles about when classic braces in Ripon are still the optimal choice for a straighter smile.


How Are Braces Affecting My Gums?

January 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 11:59 pm
Woman smiling with dentures

Not all of us developed the perfectly aligned smile that we hoped for, but that’s okay. Today, you can get orthodontic treatment to help you achieve those straight pearly whites you’ve been dreaming of. However, many patients who have braces have been known to experience something that they haven’t dealt with before: gum inflammation. Read on to learn why this happens and what you can do to prevent it.


Do You Wear Invisalign? Here’s How to Survive Cold & Flu Season

November 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 7:18 pm
young woman sneezing during cold and flu season

It’s officially that magical time of the year everyone looks forward to – winter! Although many are excited to reconnect with loved ones and celebrate the holidays, they’re also stocking up on tissues, hand sanitizer, and vitamin C. For those currently undergoing Invisalign treatment, cold and flu season can pose a unique set of challenges. Luckily, there are many ways you can reduce your exposure to germs and viruses while wearing the aligners. Read on for a few tips!


What Should I Do If My Braces Break?

October 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 1:36 pm
digital image of braces on lower teeth

While wearing braces, you may worry that you might accidentally break your metal appliances. The idea of a poking or protruding bracket or wire doesn’t sound like something you want to experience, but the reality is that if you’re not careful, it can certainly happen. But what should you do if faced with broken braces in Ripon? Dr. Fran explains three easy steps you should take to seek help and minimize further damage.  


Which is Best for You: Invisalign or Braces?

September 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 8:30 pm
Invisalign aligner on a reflective table

You’ve been thinking of seeing an orthodontist to have your teeth straightened and have been doing some research online. At first you thought braces were your only option, but then you learned about Invisalign – an alternative way to make orthodontic corrections without metal brackets and wires. So which treatment is right for you? Both have their pros and cons, so we will help you consider your own circumstances carefully in order to figure out which is truly right for you. The following post covers what you need to know when it comes to the question of Invisalign vs. Braces in Ripon.


Why Do You Need to Wear Rubber Bands with Braces?

August 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 8:00 pm
Close-up of teenager’s smile with rubber bands and braces

Most people already know that getting braces means wearing brackets and wires, but less well-known are the rubber bands that are often applied at some point during the process. These additions to your orthodontic appliance can take some getting used to, but they do play a very important role in making corrections that couldn’t be accomplished with braces alone. Your orthodontist is here to help you understand why you might need rubber bands on braces in Ripon.

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