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Orthodontist Tips

It is no secret that after orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners, you will have a stellar smile. Orthodontists are also your partner in improving your oral health. In this category, you will find posts that provide tips, techniques, and guides about how you can care for your teeth.

These tips are essential, especially for those who wear braces. When you have just had braces installed, there are a few things that you need to do. Some of them are different from what you were used to before braces. For example, with brushing, you should brush every time you eat – even if you just have a tiny bit of snack in the middle of the afternoon. It is an essential step because food particles can get between your teeth much easier now. And they can stay there if you do not brush your teeth.

We all know that brushing and flossing are a part of a healthy oral routine. But eating right should be viewed as vital as well. When you wear braces, it is time to quit eating sugary and starchy foods, which are the root causes of plaque build-up, which stay around the brackets. If you continue eating them, especially in large amounts and you do not brush your teeth, they can cause teeth stains, cavities, and even gum disease. Avoid anything sticky and chewy, as well.

Our blog also covers other topics related to orthodontics. Do you dream of becoming an orthodontist? We can provide you with an insight of how it is like to work in the industry. It is an exciting place to be in, but it will only work well with you if it is your passion.

We’re sure you want to get the best tips straight from our orthodontic experts, so visit the Kingsley Orthodontics blog regularly.

Retainers: How to Maintain Your Straight Teeth

Smiling girl wearing retainers.

When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, you probably know that you need braces to straighten them. It can take about one to two years (or even more) for the braces to fully correct your smile. However, the process does not stop here. To keep or maintain your straight teeth, you still need to wear retainers for a set time.


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Elastics 101: What are These Rubber Bands for Orthodontics For?

Woman with elastics on braces

Braces are a complex system, and they can be difficult to understand because of the variety out there. But regardless of the type, one thing is for sure: these dental appliances work!


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Abnormal Eruption of Teeth: Definition, Causes, and Treatment

A middle aged man with his hands on his jaw where a sore tooth area is.

Orthodontic problems can happen to anyone – whether you are a child, an adolescent, or an adult. It even occurs to those who wore braces at an early age. The reason behind it is quite simple. Teeth are quite mobile, perhaps even more than you think.

In fact, teeth move almost every day in response to the activities that you do, such as eating, chewing gum or hard candies, and teeth grinding while sleeping. The movements are, of course, gradual, which is why you do not notice them. (more…)

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