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Mikolich Orthodontics Blog

You Are Never Too Old for a New Smile with Invisalign!

March 4, 2023

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someone holding up an Invisalign aligner

A few decades ago, the only orthodontic available to get a straighter smile was traditional braces. Oh, how times have changed! With the invention of Invisalign, you no longer have to commit to months of wearing metal brackets and wires. This modern treatment offers a discreet, convenient, and comfortable option to get the aligned pearly whites you have always dreamed of. Read on to learn why Invisalign is a great choice even for older adults.


The Importance of Protecting Your Child’s Smile with a  Mouthguard

February 4, 2023

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a child holding a protective mouthguard

Playing sports is very beneficial for children. It not only encourages exercise but teaches them many skills, like teamwork, time management, and problem-solving. While extracurricular activities have so many positive aspects, you want to be sure to protect your child from any type of injury, including ones to their pearly whites. The National Youth Sports Foundation reports that an athlete is about 60 times more likely to end up with dental damage when they aren’t wearing a custom protective mouthguard. Read on to learn more about the importance and benefits of your child wearing one.


Why Do My Teeth Feel Loose with Braces?

January 4, 2023

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If you’ve recently started wearing braces, you’re probably thrilled to finally be working towards a happier and healthier smile! However, you may have noticed that your treatment is causing your teeth to feel a little loose. But does this mean that your teeth are in danger of falling out? Not at all! Here’s more about why braces can sometimes cause teeth to feel loose as they work to straighten them and why you can rest assured those pearly whites aren’t going anywhere.


Have Braces? Here’s How You Can Still Enjoy Holiday Foods

December 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 7:55 pm
Woman with braces in a Santa hat

Sometimes, people with braces can feel a little bit left out over the holidays. You might think you can’t enjoy your favorite foods with the people you love, but in reality, there’s plenty you can indulge in this time of year. If you use a little bit of discretion, you should still be able to have fun over the holidays. Here’s how to feast safely, so you can enjoy the festivities without popping a bracket.


Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Braces

November 3, 2022

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a closeup of stockings hanging

It’s hard to not be excited about this time of the year! But you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to brighten your child’s holiday season if they have braces—after all, they might not be able to enjoy their favorite treats because of their braces. However, that doesn’t mean they have to be disappointed with the gifts waiting for them inside their stockings! Here are some braces-friendly stocking stuffer ideas from your Canfield dentist.


3 Tips to Help Prevent Orthodontic Emergencies

October 29, 2022

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Smile with Braces

When you invest in something nice, you take pleasure in maintaining it. Part of the pleasure of owning a nice home, for example, is making sure that it’s in tip-top shape. Your smile should be the same way, yet taking care of your teeth is usually treated like a chore. That can be a problem if you have braces because improper maintenance can potentially cause them to fail. Taking care of your smile should be a point of pride; here are a few ways to make that upkeep easier and to prevent orthodontic emergencies.


What to Expect When It’s Time to Have Your Braces Removed

August 2, 2022

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Young woman at the orthodontist having her braces removed.

The big day is finally here—after years of wearing them, it’s finally time to have your braces removed! This is an exciting milestone on your journey towards a healthy and beautiful smile, and you’re certain to be dazzled by how your teeth will look. That said, you might be a little unsure about what to expect during the braces removal process and beyond. Keep reading to learn more.


Busting 6 Common Myths About Metal Braces  

July 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — canfieldbraces @ 8:05 pm
closeup of girl smiling with braces on

Did you recently get metal braces in Canfield? Even though they’re the most tried-and-true orthodontic treatment, there are still several misconceptions about them. You’ll likely come across them while browsing the internet, leaving you with more questions than answers. Well, we’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Read along as we debunk six common myths about metal braces.


Tips for Sleeping Soundly with A Toothache

May 2, 2022

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Woman sleeping peacefully through a toothache.

It’s been a very long day, and you’re finally home and ready to hit the hay. But as your head touches your pillow and you pull up the covers, you notice a throbbing pain in your mouth. It’s an unexpected toothache, and you wonder how you’re ever going to fall asleep now. Normally, you’d call your dentist and let them know—but it’s the middle of the night, you’re exhausted and impatient, and you need to get to bed. Here are some tips for sleeping peacefully, even with a nagging toothache.


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.

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