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3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Retainer

March 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 1:41 pm
Two orthodontic retainers on a white background

Once you’ve finished wearing braces or Invisalign®, you’ll probably be looking forward to having a new smile to show off to your friends and family. However, it’s important to remember that orthodontic care doesn’t end once braces or aligners are removed. You’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new positions; otherwise, they will most likely shift or relapse. Since you’ll be keeping your retainer in your mouth for extended periods of time, you need to make sure that you take good care of it so that it can ultimately help you maintain a straight, healthy smile over the long term. The following 3 tips will help you do just that.


Get It Straight: 4 Health Benefits of Straight Teeth 

January 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 2:39 am
woman pointing at straight teeth

Over 4 million Americans are currently straightening their teeth with Invisalign or traditional metal braces during any given day. In fact, Canfield, OH residents are likely to spot hundreds of community members working on straightening their smiles. From ages seven to seventy and beyond, straightening your smile can have a profound effect on your appearance and health. Beyond providing you a confident smile to share with the world, getting your teeth straightened can pack in additional health benefits. Here is a glimpse of just 4 of the health benefits that straight teeth provide. 


What You Need to Know About Getting Braces as an Adult

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 7:31 pm
Adult patient smiling while holding clear aligner

Have you longed to correct your crooked or misaligned teeth for years? Do you think both your personal and professional life could benefit from a dazzling smile? Despite popular belief, orthodontics isn’t just for teens and young adults. In fact, straightening your teeth comes with numerous benefits, and not just cosmetic ones. If you are interested in starting treatment, here’s what you need to know about getting braces as an adult!


Fun Facts: 5 Things About Braces You Probably Don’t Know

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 6:41 pm
Girl opening her mouth to show her metal braces

Braces are one of the most (if not the most) sought-after dental treatments. After all, they’ve helped millions of patients over the last few decades alone address spaced-out teeth, bite issues, and more. But how much do you really know about this teeth-straightening service? Put your knowledge to the test by reading the below fun facts about braces!


Why Wearing Your Retainer Is So Important

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 3:12 pm
Smiling woman holding up different types of retainers

Whether you have traditional braces or Invisalign, you’ve probably dreamed of the day when you can confidently show off your new and improved smile. When that day comes, your orthodontist will provide you with a retainer. This orthodontic appliance will prevent orthodontic relapse, which refers to the phenomenon when teeth begin to revert back into their previous positions. Keep reading to learn three reasons why wearing your retainer is so important!


4 Reasons Why Braces May Be Your Best Orthodontic Option

July 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 9:29 pm
Braces with bands of various colors

Orthodontic care has come a long way over the years. Today there are far more options for fixing smiles, such as clear aligners that can be removed for meals and oral hygiene. But despite all of these advancements, metal braces are still in a class of their own. There’s a reason why old-fashioned brackets and wires might still be recommended as your best option for creating the straight, healthy smile of your dreams. Here’s why traditional braces in Canfield may be recommended for your particular case.


5 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time for Invisalign

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 8:14 pm
Woman outside holding an Invisalign aligner

If you made a list of things you want to do this summer, “begin orthodontic treatment” isn’t likely to be on the top of the activity list. However, if you’ve been thinking of getting Invisalign in Canfield for yourself or one of your loved ones, then summer can actually be the ideal time to begin the treatment. This post details 5 reasons why you might want to call your orthodontist during the upcoming summer months to ask about Invisalign.


Are Rubber Bands Necessary When Wearing Traditional Braces?

May 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 9:04 pm
an up-close image of a person wearing braces with rubber bands

You’ve already received your traditional braces and are moving along through treatment just fine. When arriving at an appointment with your orthodontist, you learn it will be necessary for you to wear rubber bands on your braces to keep your teeth moving in the right direction. Why? What is the reason for these additional elastics? An orthodontist is here to explain their purpose and how they work as well as offer tips on how to wear them for effective results.


What Can Cause Swollen Gums While Wearing Braces?

April 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 8:02 pm
a young girl with braces and excess gum tissue points to her smile

While wearing your braces, you accepted the fact that tooth and overall mouth pain would be normal. After all, your teeth are moving, which is no easy task nor is it meant to be painless. But one thing you may not have expected to see is your gums beginning to swell. Watching your soft oral tissues become tender and inflamed may leave you wondering why it’s happening and what you can do to stop or treat it. An orthodontist explains the causes of swollen gums with braces and what you can do during and after orthodontic treatment.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatments?

March 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 7:51 pm
a young girl wearing purple glasses and braces makes a heart with her hands

Your child needs braces. Whether you’ve been setting money back in preparation for this common “rite of passage,” or you are feeling uncertain as to how you will pay for such treatment, you’re not alone. Knowing how and where the money will come from to pay for your child’s orthodontics can be a worrisome event; however, if you have dental insurance, you may be relying on their help to cover a portion of the total cost. But will it make a difference? Does your plan even offer orthodontic treatment coverage? Read on to learn why it’s best to get your child or teen the care they need early on.

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