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Top 7 Foods to Avoid with Braces

Do you have braces and want to know what kinds of food you should avoid? You’re in luck! We’ve got a list of the top 7 foods you need to avoid.  Braces require extra care, and eating certain types of food can do more harm than good and possibly lead to unfavorable results. Fret not—we’ll […]

Uneven Bites: When to See an Orthodontist

Why Choose Dental Braces

An uneven bite, otherwise known as malocclusion, is a common issue. While an uneven bite might not seem like a big deal at first glance, it can lead to long-term problems such as tooth decay or gum disease and even affect your speech patterns and facial appearance if left untreated.  If you have an uneven […]

The Complete Guide to Orthodontic Financing

Orthodontic financing

Are you considering orthodontic treatment, but worried about how to pay for it? When it’s time to seek medical care, the cost of medications, procedures and visits to the doctor are top of mind for many Americans. Like any other medical treatment, orthodontic treatment can feel like a significant investment in your health and well-being. […]

Shifting Teeth? No Braces? Possible Causes Explained

women holding jaw from tooth pain

Have you noticed your teeth shifting lately? Maybe it’s new gaps opening up, or more crookedness than before — either way, it can feel alarming and confusing if no other changes have occurred in your life. It might even raise questions about whether braces are necessary to resolve these issues. Thankfully, there could be several […]

InBrace vs Invisalign: Which is Right for You?

women smiling

Are you looking for a more convenient, aesthetically pleasing way to straighten your teeth? Invisalign and InBrace are two of the most common orthodontic treatments today, but which one is right for you?  Both have unique advantages that help custom-tailor treatment plans to individual patient’s goals. Let’s look at what makes them different so that […]

How to Know if You Need Braces

adult with braces

For many people, braces have played a large role in their dental health and appearance throughout the years. While not everyone is born with that “perfect” smile, braces can do a lot of the leg work to get you there. Although they come with some temporary annoyances, braces can do wonders for boosting self-confidence and […]

Can you eat vitamin gummies with braces?

adult with braces learns which vitamins you can take with braces

Taking daily vitamins and minerals is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, strengthen your immune system and shine from the inside out! But are gummy vitamins okay to eat with braces? After all, gummies and chewy candies are on the no-go list during braces treatment. Here’s what you need to know to […]

Invisalign® isn’t the only type of invisible braces!

adult smiles wearing his Inbrace invisible braces

If you’ve been looking for a form of invisible braces, you’re not alone! We see a lot of patients who prefer a more discreet treatment alternative to traditional braces. Dr. Jewett and our team at Local Orthodontics are more than happy to accommodate your preferences.  While Invisalign is a popular choice for invisible braces, we […]

5 Tips for Bullying with Braces

teen with braces learns about bullying with braces

Braces are becoming more popular over recent years with an estimated four million people wearing braces at any given time! With new technological advancements that make braces more customizable and less noticeable than ever before (like InBrace® truly invisible braces), braces don’t hold the stigma they once did. However, children in school can still be […]

How long does it take to remove braces?

teen smiles before her braces removal appointment

Toward the end of your braces treatment, you’re probably feeling a bit antsy about getting your braces removed. We don’t blame you; it’s a big deal! The best way to combat anxieties or apprehension is through education. The more you know, the less you fear! Your friends at Local Orthodontics are here to ease any […]