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How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

2018-04-02T16:35:06+00:00

When people find out that they will need braces or any other kind of orthodontics, one of the first things they want to know is how long they will need to wear them. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to that question. While the average amount of time someone wears braces is 18 months, the [...]

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces? 2018-04-02T16:35:06+00:00

Common Orthodontic Emergencies

2018-04-02T15:36:39+00:00

If you've just started wearing orthodontics, you probably know that it's taking a while to get used to them. That is normal, but it can sometimes seem like every bit of pain and discomfort seems like an emergency. You might be tempted to just "tough it out" while experiencing some discomfort, but there may come [...]

Common Orthodontic Emergencies 2018-04-02T15:36:39+00:00

How to Floss with Permanent Retainers

2018-04-02T15:40:52+00:00

Taking proper care of your teeth isn’t always the most enjoyable part of your day – this can be especially true when it comes to flossing with a permanent retainer. However, once your braces come off, you can’t just give up on your diligent oral health care regime. Otherwise, you may be sacrificing the quality of [...]

How to Floss with Permanent Retainers 2018-04-02T15:40:52+00:00

What’s the First Week with Braces Like?

2018-04-02T09:37:57+00:00

The first week of having braces can be a big adjustment for patients, but as time goes on, dealing with your new orthodontics will become second nature. To make sure the first several days of having braces go smoothly, we’ve covered a few of the basics below to help keep you happy and healthy. Pain [...]

What’s the First Week with Braces Like? 2018-04-02T09:37:57+00:00

Cold and Flu Season Tips When You Have Braces

2018-01-29T14:04:51+00:00

We can all feel it in the air; the chill of winter that brings with it the dreaded cold and flu season. If this is your first year with braces, you may be wondering how your newest additions will affect you if you find yourself with a case of the sniffles or sore throat. Below, [...]

Cold and Flu Season Tips When You Have Braces 2018-01-29T14:04:51+00:00

Can I Get Braces On Just My Bottom Teeth? 

2018-01-29T13:59:06+00:00

The simple answer to this question is, “Yes,” you can forgo a full mouth of braces and only get brackets and wires on your bottom teeth. This option is a good fit for patients whose upper teeth are straight enough that they’re satisfied with the way they look – and whose upper teeth don’t need [...]

Can I Get Braces On Just My Bottom Teeth?  2018-01-29T13:59:06+00:00

How Often Do You Need to Change Your Toothbrush?

2018-01-26T13:32:40+00:00

You care about your teeth, and you want them to look their best and be their healthiest, but do you know exactly when you should be changing your toothbrush? You may be diligent about brushing twice a day, but if you’re using an old, worn out brush, you might not be getting the full benefits [...]

How Often Do You Need to Change Your Toothbrush? 2018-01-26T13:32:40+00:00

How Often Should You Visit Your Orthodontist After Your Braces Have Been Removed?

2018-01-29T14:09:30+00:00

The end is in sight! You are just about to have your braces removed, and you can already taste the sweet freedom of your orthodontic victory over brackets and wires. But, don’t say a bittersweet goodbye to your orthodontist just yet, you will likely be visiting quite frequently after your braces have been removed. While [...]

How Often Should You Visit Your Orthodontist After Your Braces Have Been Removed? 2018-01-29T14:09:30+00:00

How to Keep My Invisalign Braces Clean

2017-12-06T10:13:55+00:00

If you've recently visited the team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics to have impressions of your teeth taken for custom-made Invisalign aligners, you will soon be on your way to a fabulous new smile. These custom aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces because they can easily be removed when eating and drinking. It's important [...]

How to Keep My Invisalign Braces Clean 2017-12-06T10:13:55+00:00

Removable Retainers vs Permanent Retainers

2017-12-06T10:39:57+00:00

Hooray! You are done with braces and now you get to enjoy your pretty new smile. To keep your teeth looking their best, though, you need to decide what type of retainer to wear. The most important step in this process is consulting with an orthodontist. The team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics can help evaluate [...]

Removable Retainers vs Permanent Retainers 2017-12-06T10:39:57+00:00