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We’re Serious About the Banned Foods List

We’re Serious About the Banned Foods List

PART OF THE braces experience is the banned foods list. Our patients might be familiar with most or all of the types of food on the list, but do how about why it’s so important to avoid them? Braces Aren’t Indestructible Eating the wrong thing can break a bracket. We can fix that, of course, but […]

Improving Our Mood and Health With Smiles

Improving Our Mood and Health With Smiles

THE OLD LINE “it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown” isn’t actually true. It takes at least ten muscles to smile but as few as six to frown, so maybe the saying should be something like “you burn more calories when you smile than when you frown!” instead. However, getting a better workout isn’t the […]

The Decayed Teeth of Early Modern England

The Decayed Teeth of Early Modern England

THERE WAS SOMETHING rotten in the state of England during the Early Modern Era: everyone’s sweet tooth! The English loved the expensive new commodity of sugar so much that the royalty and nobility were extremely prone to tooth decay and foul breath. Foul breath seems to have been on Shakespeare’s mind too because it got at […]

Causes of Crooked Teeth

Causes of Crooked Teeth

AS UNFAIR AND ILLOGICAL as it can be, people do tend to judge others on their appearances, and one trait that falls under that umbrella is whether a person’s teeth are crooked or straight. Studies indicate that people with straight teeth are perceived as being more successful, more intelligent, and more likely to get dates than […]

What Do the Different Parts of Braces Do?

What Do the Different Parts of Braces Do?

EVERY ORTHODONTIC PATIENT has probably wondered what all the different parts are for in their braces. Some patients will have special appliances to correct a difficult problem, but the basics in traditional braces are the brackets and archwires, all held together with ligatures (also called bands or o-rings). The Anchors: Brackets When we look closely at […]



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