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Can You Get Braces During Pregnancy?

Getting braces as an adult can be stressful enough, but it can be even more stressful if you need them while you are pregnant. Pregnancy can change your dental health significantly, but that does not mean that you will need braces or can’t get them if you need them. There are just a few things that you need to focus …

Adult Braces at Greater Hartford Ortho

Adult Braces: Are they Right for You?

Straighter Teeth. The ultimate goal of orthodontics is to straighten teeth and properly align the bite. Teeth don’t always naturally come in straight and perfect for everyone. In fact, more people need orthodontic intervention than those that don’t. Improved Appearance. Having straighter teeth can help you feel more confident about your smile. You may be more likely to smile throughout …

Top 7 Braces Questions and Answers

Top 7 Braces Questions and Answers

While there are numerous solutions for straightening your teeth, metal braces are still the most popular choice. Yet many people are nervous about getting braces, as they do not know exactly what to expect. Here are the top 7 braces questions and answers. Invisalign, billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” is one of the most common options. Other possibilities include self-ligating …

Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

Retainers After Braces: What You Should Know

Retainers are an important part of orthodontic treatment. They are often worn after the patient has his or her braces removed. Without retainers, your all of the work that you put into your braces may be ruined. Here is what you should know about retainers after braces. Retainers hold the position of your teeth after braces are removed. Braces apply …

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Getting Braces: What You Should Know

Although many people are now turning to Invisalign or other solutions such as clear or lingual braces, metal braces remain tremendously popular. Yet you may wonder exactly what getting braces will be like. Here is what you should know. We recommend an initial orthodontics screening around your child’s 7th birthday. This lets us evaluate the teeth as they begin to emerge …

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Common Problems with Braces and How to Fix Them

Braces have been the treatment of choice for straightening teeth for over a century. Newer options such as Invisalign are gaining traction, but braces remain incredibly popular. Unfortunately, braces can cause some minor oral trouble. Here are some common problems with braces and how to fix them. It is common to feel some soreness for three to five days after …

How to Brush Teeth With Braces

How to Brush Teeth With Braces

At first, it might seem impossible to brush your teeth if you have braces. How are you supposed to reach your teeth with all those large brackets in front of it? Brushing your teeth is extremely important when you wear braces, as you don’t want food particles to get stuck. Here are some tips you can use to brush your …