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4 Benefits of Braces

Millions of Americans wear braces, and it’s no wonder why. Braces have many benefits, and they play a role in helping many people achieve healthier, happier smiles. Here are just a few of the reasons to consider braces: 4 Benefits of Braces Braces Improve Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence One of the most important benefits of braces are their ability to create confidence and build self-esteem for adults and adolescents. Improved self-esteem can contribute to a more productive and... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Tuesday, Nov 27
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Which Braces are the Best?

We’re often asked, “Which braces are the best?” And the truth is, there is no right answer to this question. The type of braces your orthodontist will recommend and fit depend largely on your budget, style, and personal preferences. There are pros and cons to all types of braces, but one thing you can be sure of - if you are fitted for braces by an orthodontist, you can expect results and a beautiful smile. Types of Braces Clear and traditional braces are the most common... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Wednesday, Nov 14
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Trick or Treat: Surviving Halloween with Braces

Can I eat Halloween candy with braces? No one wants to miss out on Halloween fun, and for many, costumes and candy are what make the holiday so enjoyable. At Parris Ortho, we recommend all children and adults limit their intake of sweet, crunchy, chewy, and gooey foods, since enjoying too much of these can lead to bacteria growth and infections as well as cavities and tooth decay. If you’re planning to enjoy a few treats at Halloween, but are curious to know which foods to avoid if you... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Wednesday, Oct 10
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Why You Should Never Use DIY Braces Kits as an Alternative to Braces

Millions of Americans wear braces. From traditional metal braces to clear retainers like Invisalign, braces offer a safe solution to closing gaps, preventing crowding, and more. For some, DIY braces kits may be a tempting solution to spacing, gaps, and other issues, but are they really safe and effective? There are many reasons to avoid DIY braces kits as an alternative to braces applied by a licensed orthodontist. From health concerns to return on investment, here’s a breakdown of why... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Tuesday, Sep 25
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What is the Best Age to Get Braces?

While there is no ideal time for your child to get braces, there is a period of time when your child will be a good candidate. This varies, based on a number of factors, such as the severity of the case, the extent of treatment needed, the status of the teeth currently in the mouth, and more. When Should My Child Start Seeing an Orthodontist? It is usually recommended that your child get an orthodontic evaluation by the time they are around seven years old. During the orthodontic... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Tuesday, Aug 28
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Invisalign - Is It Worth the Cost?

Invisalign has been a revolution in the world of braces. For years, the only option to getting a straight smile was through metal braces, which are very noticeable. Now, you can get straight teeth in a much more discreet fashion. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth through the use of clear plastic aligners.  The aligners are changed roughly every two weeks, or as instructed by your orthodontist. Invisalign can be used by all ages,... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Thursday, Jul 26
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Guide to Adult Braces

It used to be that braces were mainly for teenagers and children. Now, braces are for everyone, even adults. With a wide selection of different types of braces available and ever-changing technology, it is easier than ever for adults to get that beautiful, straight smile they have always wanted. Types of Braces Conventional Braces Conventional braces are the traditional way to go when straightening your teeth. You can get traditional metal braces or opt for more discreet... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Wednesday, Jun 27
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Tips for Flossing with Braces

Flossing is an essential component of any dental hygiene routine, but for those with braces, flossing is absolutely necessary to prevent bacterial growth and infections that lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. While flossing with braces can be slightly more challenging than flossing without, it’s still possible to incorporate a dental hygiene plan that prevents plaque and tartar buildup into your busy morning routine. Guide to Flossing with Braces How often should I floss with... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Friday, May 25
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Life with Braces: The Best Life Hacks & Tricks

Hacks and Tricks for Braces If you’ve always dreamed of having a beautiful smile, braces are the most effective way of achieving your very own. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign, there are a variety of options to fit your budget and your preferences. Today’s braces are both affordable and virtually painless, but there are a few things to keep in mind when undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces, including the importance of brushing and flossing multiple times a... Read More
Posted by Bill Parris at Wednesday, Apr 25
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