No More Excuses: Adult Braces Can Work for You

braces for adults braces soleil orthodontics woodinville washingtonIt’s easy to make excuses about the things you know you need but don’t want to take the time or expense to commit to. Braces for adults fit solidly into this category. The reality, however, is that adults sometimes neglect to take the best care of themselves when they’re doing so much for others or distracted by obligations, work, and family. If you know that braces would help you, it’s time to stop making excuses and finally get the orthodontic treatment you need. Your teeth, gums, and bite will thank you for it.

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Halloween Candy and Braces: How to Make It Work

halloween braces woodinville washington orthodontistBraces-wearers are intimately familiar with restrictions, but Halloween is one time of year when people of all ages want to let loose and enjoy a fun celebration – braces or no braces. As it turns out, orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to get in the way of a good time. Halloween and braces can work together, if you know the secrets to getting along.

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Do I Really Need to Wear a Retainer After Braces?

retainer after braces woodinville orthodontistIt’s one of the most common questions orthodontists hear: Do I really have to wear a retainer? The answer is a hard yes. Yes, all day long. Unequivocally, yes. Most orthodontic patients spend at least a year or two getting their teeth into alignment. If you want to keep your teeth straight and beautiful, you’ll be up close and personal with a retainer for a long time to come.

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for Wearing Braces in School

teen braces woodinville washington back to school soleil orthodonticsYour kid got their teen braces this summer. Now it’s time to send them off to school wearing their mouth hardware. How will they fare? It’s a responsibility you’ll have to entrust to their maturing selves. But you can help them get in the right frame of mind and be prepared for any event while they’re working hard away from you.

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Take Better Selfies with Straight Teeth

straight teeth for selfies braces invisalign woodinville orthodontistThere are body and face editors, apps, and filters to make you look older, younger, slimmer, more toned, and of course, give you a staggeringly good smile. You can adjust nearly anything in your selfies with your super-smart phone, but you’ll still be walking around in real life with imperfect teeth. If you want to improve your selfies permanently, it’s time to consider the braces that are right for you so you can get those coveted straight teeth.

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4 Worries Kids Have About Getting Teen Braces

teen braces worries woodinville orthodontist soleilTeens have a lot going on in their world. They may have their heads down and hands always on their devices, but there is still room for independent thought. They’re often worried about whether they’re feeling, acting, or doing the right things, or if there is something wrong with them. You can understand then, of course, that adding braces to the mix can make teens feel even more self-conscious and self-doubting.

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