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Tips & Tricks for Feeling Confident with Braces

Tips & Tricks for Feeling Confident with Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

You may feel embarrassed or insecure if you have crooked or uneven teeth. But for many people, the solution – braces – can also cause confidence issues. Here are a few tips to help you feel confident when wearing braces.

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Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

While you're undergoing Invisalign® treatment there are some essential items that you’ll need to have with you at all times in order to keep your aligners clean and fresh while on the go.

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The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

The Importance of Visiting the Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted in Living With Braces

While you have braces you will need to visit your orthodontist on a regular basis for checkups and adjustments. But be sure to keep visiting your regular dentist, too!

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Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Makeup for Braces: Play them up or down?

Posted in Living With Braces

Depending on your preferences, you may want to highlight your braces, or you may want to hide them a bit. Here are some makeup tips to help you do either!

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A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

A Day in the Life of a Braces-Wearer

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

If you need orthodontic treatment, you may have some questions and concerns about how treatment will affect your daily life. Here, we address those our patients ask us about most often.

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Oral Piercings & Braces

Oral Piercings & Braces

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Our Ridge Meadows orthodontists generally advise against oral piercings whether you have braces or not, because there are so many health risks associated with them.

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Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Orthodontic Wax FAQs

Posted in Braces Basics, Living With Braces

Orthodontic wax makes your braces treatment go more smoothly! The following are answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about orthodontic wax.

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Types of Retainers

Types of Retainers

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Orthodontic treatment requires a big time commitment, especially considering the fact that, not only do you have to spend months or years wearing braces, you'll also have to wear a retainer after treatment to hold or “retain” the results.

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How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

How To Store Your Removable Appliance/Retainer

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces

Taking care of and storing your retainer properly when you aren't wearing it is essential. Here’s how to keep your retainer clean and damage free.

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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

Posted in Articles, Living With Braces, Orthodontic Treatment Options

With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners (trays) to brush and floss. The aligners need to be cleaned regularly too, so here's how to keep your Invisalign aligners sparkling.

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