Be Thankful for Tools That Make Wearing Braces Easier

thankful for braces soleil orthodonticsBraces are common but the maintenance of them and the reality of living with them every day can pose challenges from time to time. The following tools make wearing braces and Invisalign much easier so the patient can maintain a clean mouth and be as comfortable as possible during their entire treatment. Dare we say, they might actually enjoy the process?

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5 Facts About Palatal Expanders

palatal expander soleil orthodonticsEveryone has heard stories about the palatal expander, if not from the patient themselves then their parents. While expanders can be uncomfortable, their time in a person’s mouth is short-lived, and the work that’s done helps make room for adult teeth. It helps to know what you’re getting into before your child receives this device so you can prepare for what interceptive orthodontics will really be like.

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Protect Your Braces: Don’t Be Tempted by Halloween Treats

halloween braces eating soleil orthodonticsAt this time of year, all braces-wearers are in danger of falling for Halloween tricks. You just want that one sweet you haven’t had for weeks or months. You just want to have fun. Enjoying October 31 is possible, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of your orthodontia. Here is how to get through this tasty holiday without derailing your braces treatments.

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Why an Orthodontic Consultation Is So Important

orthodontic consultation soleil orthodonticsYour child’s dentist recommends that it’s time to see an orthodontist. They’re 7. This may sound silly. You may be thinking, “But they’re only just starting to brush their teeth without my help!” Or you may think, “A second-grader with braces?” It happens, and for good reason. That first orthodontic consultation will tell you plenty of things you don’t know – and set your child up for a lifetime of beautiful teeth.

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3 Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

early orthodontic treatment soleil orthodonticsYour dentist recommends that your 8-year-old see an orthodontist. You might be surprised by this suggestion, but your dentist only says this when they see something in your child’s alignment or bite that could benefit from early orthodontic treatment. You can probably see it yourself, especially if your child has a pronounced overbite or underbite or extreme crowding. The benefits of braces for kids are many and could ultimately save time, energy, and costs.

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5 Reasons Invisalign Is Great for Teachers

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Teachers all have one feature in common – a big smile. Whether every teacher is happy with her or his smile varies but, either way, it’s your job to open your mouth, raise your voice, and motivative your students – and it’s easier to do this when you feel good about yourself and the appearance of your teeth. Invisalign can help you get there, in and out of the classroom.

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Don’t Wait! Get Your Teen Athlete’s Mouthguard for Braces Now

sports mouthguard for braces soleil orthodonticsIt’s the middle of summer but fall sports will be here before you know it. If you have young athletes in your house and those teens wear braces or Invisalign, it’s time to get them fitted for a customized sports mouthguard. This appliance will protect their orthodontics, teeth, and the soft tissues of their mouth so they can play hard without worrying about their braces.

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