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How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

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 [...]

Orthodontic Tips When You Have a Cold or Flu

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, [...]

Can I Get Braces On Just My Bottom Teeth? 

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 [...]

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

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 Do I Keep My Invisalign Braces Clean?

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 [...]

Removable Retainers vs Permanent Retainers

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 [...]

How To Floss With Braces

Getting braces put on means learning all new ways to care for your teeth. One of the hardest things to master is flossing. Flossing can be difficult to get right even without braces, but don't get discouraged! Just follow these steps and you'll be a pro in no time. Choose the Right Floss First, make [...]