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Here’s How to Care for Your Braces Over the Holidays!

November 27, 2020

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Family at holiday dinner smiling after visiting orthodontist in Rochester

This year has sure been a crazy one, which gives you even more reason to look forward to holidays. Some time to relax, give, and get always helps, but you’re probably also looking forward to all the food that comes with the festivities. Roasts, ham, pies, potatoes, sweets, and so much more are just around the corner, but the increased food intake can also pose a threat to the safety and health of your smile if you have orthodontics. That’s why your orthodontist in Rochester has included a few do’s and don’ts to help you properly maintain your braces during the holiday season!

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Acceledent: The Fastest Way to Achieve Straight Teeth!

November 22, 2020

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Middle-aged man smiling after using Acceledent

If you have uneven, crooked, or misaligned teeth, you’re probably considering orthodontics to finally get the dream smile you’ve always wanted. However, braces require a serious time commitment, and it can be difficult to get excited about up to 24 months with metal brackets and wires fixed to their teeth. Is there any way this treatment time could be shortened? The answer is yes! See how your orthodontist uses an advanced technology called Acceledent to help patients achieve beautifully straight smiles in up to half the time.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Braces for Children?

October 28, 2020

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Boy in collared shirt with braces smiling after orthodontic treatment coverage

Do you have a son or daughter in need of braces? According to the American Dental Association, close to 4 million children and teens get orthodontics each year. As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when it comes to their health. However, you’re also probably wondering about the cost of their treatment. Additionally, you may be curious about whether or not your dental insurance will be able to cover orthodontics. Read on to learn the answers as well as why you shouldn’t wait to get braces for your loved one!

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Can Your Child Play Sports with Orthodontics? Read to Find Out!

October 24, 2020

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Girl playing tennis with braces

Crooked or misaligned teeth are incredibly common problems, which makes getting braces almost a rite of passage for adolescents. Around 3.5 million kids and teens start orthodontics each year, but how do braces affect their sports and physical activity. As a parent, you may be wondering whether your child can play sports with braces or clear aligners. Read on to learn the answer as well as what you can do to help protect their smile.

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Should You Get Braces Now That You’re Older?

September 30, 2020

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person with braces sitting in the driver's seat of their car going to visit their orthodontist in Rochester

People of all ages face orthodontic issues, like crowded and gapped teeth and bite misalignment. If you never received treatment when you were younger, you may regret it. Instead of ruminating about what could have been, know that your orthodontist in Rochester believes that it’s never too late to fix these issues, improve the health of your smile, and earn a grin that you feel proud to show off. Read on to learn why getting braces when you’re older is worth it.

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Expiring Insurance Benefits: Don’t Wait to Start Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment!

September 17, 2020

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three models of mouths with braces on them

Whether you believe that your teen needs braces or they just visited their orthodontist and found out that treatment is a must, it’s a good idea to get the situation taken care of before the end of the year. If you have dental insurance, your benefits expire on January 1, 2021 when your plan renews. That means that in order to keep money in your pockets, it’s a good idea to utilize any remaining benefits now, before they disappear. Read on to learn more about orthodontic treatment for children and dental insurance coverage.

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7 Surprising Facts About Orthodontics!

August 19, 2020

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Boy smiling with braces from orthodontist in Rochester

Whether you’re getting braces, just got them, or have a family member with orthodontics, you may feel like you know everything about straightening teeth. Afterall, your braces are fixed to your smile, so you’ve had a great chance to get to know them. However, there are some incredible facts about orthodontics that may come as a complete surprise! That’s why your orthodontist in Rochester has included 7 of the most interesting facts about orthodontics. Read on to satisfy your curiosity.

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3 Reasons to Take Your Child to the Orthodontist Today

July 29, 2020

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Child at orthodontist appointment

From their first tooth to their last molar, your child’s smile changes significantly throughout the years. While their first visit to the dentist will occur around their first birthday, many parents wonder at what age they should start seeing an orthodontist. After all, an orthodontist can treat problems with the alignment of their jaw and teeth and even diagnose issues before they surface! Read on for three reasons you should consider taking your child to the orthodontist sooner rather than later.

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What Your Orthodontist Wants You to Know During This Time

July 16, 2020

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Orthodontist wearing PPE with patient

Between news channels and social media platforms, it seems like COVID-19 is the topic on everyone’s mind. While extensive research is being conducted on this potentially fatal virus, safety measures like social distancing and frequent handwashing continue to play a vital role in limiting the spread and flattening the curve. However, many patients are uncertain if their family should visit the orthodontist during this time. To help provide you peace-of-mind and guide you in the right direction, your orthodontist is sharing three things they want you to know about your visit during the pandemic.

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How to Virtually Visit Your Orthodontist During the Pandemic

June 23, 2020

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Dentist talking during orthodontics in Rochester virtual consultation

From streaming movies on Netflix to holding online video meetings for work, so many important aspects of our lives are facilitated by the internet and digital technology. Now, you can even connect virtually with your orthodontist! Whether you already use Invisalign or are a parent whose child may need orthodontics in Rochester, teledentistry allows patients to reach out to their dental care providers with the click of a button. Virtual consultations with an orthodontist offer patients a host of benefits and are especially useful during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to learn how you can avoid an unnecessary trip to your orthodontist thanks to teledentistry.

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