New Year’s Resolutions for People with Braces and Invisalign

soleil orthodontics braces new years resolutionIf you wear braces or Invisalign, you have a few more options available to you when it comes to making resolutions in the New Year. Remember that your oral health is connected to your overall health and wellness, so give your smile and attention it needs to shine bright this year, get you through your orthodontic treatment, and help you reach your goals.

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4 Good Reasons to Get Braces During COVID-19

braces during covid soleil orthodonticsThere is nothing good about COVID-19 but, if you want to find a silver lining in the chaos, this is a great time to get braces. Have you dragged your feet about investing in orthodontics because you’re self-conscious about the idea of wearing braces and letting the world see your orthodontics? There will never be another time like this (we hope!) to straighten your smile on the down-low.

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6 Reasons to Choose an Orthodontist for Your Invisalign Treatment

see woodinville orthodontist for invisalign bracesInvisalign is available from orthodontists, cosmetic dentists, and general dentists. These professionals must all be certified in the treatment to provide it. However, there are good reasons it’s recommended that you see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment – and we’re not just saying this because we’re orthodontists!

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Braces for Teens: 6 Ways to Help Your Kid Adjust

braces for teens adjust soleil orthodonticsAdolescents go through a lot of changes. Add braces for teens to the mix and awkwardness and discomfort are automatically increased. Most teens don’t like to draw attention to themselves – and braces definitely want to be noticed. You may want your teen to snap out of his or her funk if they’re bummed out about walking around with a brace-face, but there are ways to help them get used to this new part of their appearance.

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Dos and Don’ts for Keeping Your Invisalign Trays Clean

keep invisalign clean woodinville wa orthodontistConventional braces are attached to the teeth and must be meticulously cleaned in and around if you want to avoid a messy mouth. Invisalign aligners are easily removed but they need just as much cleaning – if not more – to ensure that the trays actually stay clear, clean, and odor-free. Here are the dos and don’ts for keeping your Invisalign aligners clean.

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Get to Know Your Orthodontic Appliances

When your orthodontist says you need an appliance, it can feel like just one more thing in a mouth that’s already full of wires and brackets. But orthodontic appliances make braces work faster and better, and they are only recommended when they will be most beneficial for an alignment issue. Understanding what appliances are for and how they work can help you accept the recommendation for what it is – a necessary step on a journey to a completely aligned smile.

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