Can You Floss With a Permanent Retainer?

Can You Floss With a Permanent Retainer?

Team Oral Health, Retainer

If you opt for a permanent retainer after completing orthodontic treatment, you may wonder how you’re supposed to floss your teeth. Rest assured, you can continue to floss thoroughly, even with a permanent retainer. Read on for everything to know about flossing your teeth once you’ve had a permanent retainer …

Does Your Retainer Fit Properly?

Does Your Retainer Fit Properly?

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Following orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, clear braces, H4 braces, lingual braces, or traditional braces, all patients need to wear a retainer. Retainers are necessary for keeping the teeth in their new position. But, if your retainer doesn’t fit properly, it isn’t doing its intended job. Here’s how to know if …

Candy and Braces: Do's & Dont's

Candy and Braces: Do’s & Dont’s

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If you or your child have just completed a procedure to get braces, or are considering getting braces in the near future, you may be curious what aftercare will be like. While some dietary restrictions may be placed on you or your child by your orthodontist after getting braces put …

How Do You Clean Clear Braces?

How Do You Clean Clear Braces?

Team Orthodontics

Clear braces are a popular choice for teeth straightening. They combine a number of benefits from traditional braces with those of clear plastic aligners. This makes them a terrific choice for patients for whom aligners are not appropriate.  At Greater Hartford Orthodontics, we offer our patients clear braces with tieless …

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost in Newington, CT?

How Much Do Clear Braces Cost in Newington, CT?

Team Orthodontics

Clear braces are a popular choice for children, teens, and adults who need or want to straighten their teeth in a less noticeable way. Traditional metal braces are still the most common orthodontic treatment, but clear braces are becoming more prevalent. If you’re considering clear braces for yourself or your …

What Are Clear Braces?

What Are Clear Braces?

Team Orthodontics

Clear braces have become increasingly popular as the technology behind them has become more advanced and versatile. Clear braces are now equally as effective as metal braces in treating problems such as misalignments, overbites, crossbites, and underbites. If you’re looking forward to the beautiful smile orthodontic treatment can deliver but …

How Much Do Braces Cost For Kids?

Team Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

The cost of braces for kids depends on the type of treatment needed and the length of time the treatment is recommended. Just like every person, every mouth is unique, and every child’s straightening needs may be different. But the invaluable results of straighter teeth and a more confident smile …

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How Much Does A Retainer Cost in Newington, CT?

Team Orthodontics, Retainer

After completing orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, you’ll need to wear a retainer for some time. Retainers are used to keep your teeth in their newly aligned position after you’ve completed treatment.  There are a variety of types of retainers, and your orthodontist will let you know which …

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How Long Do You Have To Wear A Retainer?

Team Orthodontics, Retainer

If you have worn braces for any amount of time, hearing the word that your treatment is over is cause for celebration. You will gain some freedoms back – and you will do so with a beautifully straight smile. That is, until your orthodontist hands you your new retainer.  While …

a teen with braces smiles in class

How to Find a Qualified Orthodontist Near You in CT

Team Orthodontics

In order to practice as an orthodontist, a dentist must graduate from dental school and then go on to receive two to three additional years of education and training in orthodontics. This means that all orthodontists meet this basic criteria to provide care for patients. Finding a qualified orthodontist near …