Defeating Your Braces Anxiety


AS IMPORTANT AS IT is to have straight teeth for better oral health and a more beautiful smile, many people are nervous at the prospect of getting them straightened with orthodontic treatment because they think it will be unpleasant or that people will make fun of them. For some, braces anxiety can even be a serious phobia. We’re here today to help ease those fears.

Don’t Let Pop Culture Give You The Wrong Idea About Braces

Whenever braces appear in movies and TV, they usually involve bulky headgear, or the character wearing them is portrayed as a socially awkward outcast. These are outdated stereotypes. Modern braces are very low-profile, particularly if you use lingual (tongue-side) braces or invisible aligners. Your braces and your social life will get along great, so don’t let concern for your peers’ reactions stop you from getting the smile you deserve!

Tips For Overcoming Braces Anxiety

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How Our Practice Can Help

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Get To Know Our Team!

If you or someone you care about needs orthodontic treatment but hasn’t sought it because of braces anxiety, feel free to schedule a time to come to our practice, meet our team members, and get used to the facility. We want you to feel safe and comfortable when you’re with us, and we’ll answer any questions you may have!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Goodbye Impressions, Hello iTero Scanner


FOR A LONG TIME, dental impressions have been many patients’ least favorite part of getting orthodontic treatment. Luckily, impressions are a thing of the past, because modern technology has given us a better way to get a 3-D map of patients’ dental arches! That better way is the iTero Scanner.

What The iTero Scanner Does

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Why We Chose iTero

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Come See Us

If you’ve been avoiding important orthodontic work because you can’t stand the thought of dental impressions, then come on in! Thanks to the easy comfort of the iTero scanner, your teeth can finally get the attention they deserve!

We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Our Top Toothpaste Recommendations

THE TOOTHPASTE YOU CHOOSE can have a significant impact on your oral health and hygiene, but with so many different brands and types to choose from, how can you know which one is right for your smile?

Best Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth

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Best Toothpaste For Braces

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Best Toothpaste For Cleaning

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Make sure to pair the right toothpaste with correct brushing technique!

Still Confused? Come Talk To Us!

If you still aren’t sure which toothpaste is right for you or if you feel your situation isn’t covered by the above scenarios, just let us know and we’ll help you out. We can steer you in the right direction so that you’ll have the perfect toothpaste for your smile!

Keep up those great oral hygiene routines!

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Don’t DIY Your Braces

AS PARENTS, WE ARE often impressed by the ingenuity of our tweens and teens, but not every idea they come up with is a good one. One of the more alarming new trends that’s been popping up lately is do-it-yourself braces.

Quite a few teenagers have been posting videos demonstrating to their peers how to make their own braces at home as a cheap alternative to braces. While we hope these teens’ passion for straight teeth takes them into the field of orthodontics someday, there are many reasons why it’s not a good idea for anyone without the right training and experience to attempt to straighten crooked teeth.

The DIY Braces Trend

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Why It Needs To Stop

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Leave Teeth Straightening To The Pros

If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about crooked teeth or if your bite has been causing you problems, don’t try to come up with a home-made solution. Only fully trained orthodontists can determine the best and safest way to give you the smile you deserve, so schedule a consultation with us today!

Thank you for trusting us with your smile!

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Why We Chose Orthodontics


MOST OF US aren’t born knowing what career we will choose when we grow up, and some of us still aren’t sure what we want to do as adults! When we do find the right career, we can usually look back and point at a particular source of inspiration that really started us down that path, so our practice is taking a moment to celebrate what led us to the field of orthodontics!

The Path To Orthodontics

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Are You Considering Orthodontics?

If our stories have inspired you, that’s great! Come talk to us if you want to know more about going into the field of orthodontics. If not, we hope you find the career you love, and make sure to keep following your braces rules so that you can get your perfect smile on schedule!

You’re part of the reason we love what we do!

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Why Choose An AAO Orthodontist?

YOU DESERVE A SMILE that reflects your best possible you, which is why you deserve an orthodontist who is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), like (Dr. _____).

It takes three additional years of specialized study beyond dental school to become an orthodontist. Those extra years are what make us experts in straightening teeth and correcting bites to give our patients healthy, beautiful smiles, and only dentists who complete them are eligible to become members of the AAO.

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What Is The AAO?

Founded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. The AAO’s purpose is to help prospective patients understand the value and benefits of properly aligned teeth, as well as to provide resources to its members so that they can give patients the best care possible. Because (the head of our team) is an AAO member, you can be sure that the orthodontic treatment you receive at our practice is held to the highest standards of ethics, quality, and appearance.

What’s In It For Our Patients?

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It’s All For You

Our first priority is our patients’ health and ensuring good outcomes from orthodontic treatment. We’re always willing to go above and beyond to make sure we’re providing the very best care for every patient who comes through our practice!

As an AAO member, (Dr. ____) is constantly improving (his/her) skills and looking for ways to serve you better. Any extra effort is worth it, because you deserve to have the smile of your dreams.

Thank you for choosing our practice!

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Are Lingual Braces Right For You?

YOU’VE HEARD OF traditional braces. You’ve heard of invisible aligners. But have you heard of lingual braces? These are essentially the same as traditional metal braces, except that they’re on the tongue side of the teeth instead of the outside, which makes them the stealthiest orthodontic treatment yet!

What’s The Difference With Lingual Braces?

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The Benefits Of Lingual Braces

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Come Talk To Us!

If you’ve been putting off braces because you were worried about how you’d look in them, then lingual braces might be just what your teeth have been waiting for! Come see us and together we can find out if lingual braces are right for you!

We love changing our patients’ lives for the better!

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