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3 Tips to Sleep Soundly with Braces

woman sleeping with braces

So you started orthodontic treatment earlier today — congratulations! You’re one step closer to a beautiful smile. You chose your favorite type of braces, and you’re digging your new smile already. Now you’re ready to lie down and catch some Z’s, but you’re wondering, “how do I sleep with braces? Do I have to do […]

Celebrating Fall Flavors… with Braces!


Cue the classic Halloween movies, pumpkin spice flavors and fall-scented candles. It’s officially fall in Johnson City! What better way to celebrate the change of weather than with some tasty, braces-approved, sweet recipes? As you probably know, eating with braces requires some additional care and caution—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some seasonal sweets! […]

Yes, Age 7 is the Right Age for a First Ortho Exam

two age 7 children after their first ortho exam

Receiving an orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7 may sound too young to some parents. After all, can a 7 year old get braces? Have all of their permanent teeth even erupted at this age? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive their first orthodontic exam by the age of 7, but […]