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3 Benefits of Picking a Family Orthodontist

October 1, 2023

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For many individuals, visiting the orthodontist can be a little intimidating, a little inconvenient, or something else negative—but this shouldn’t be the case! However, if you’ve got a big family with a hectic schedule, or kiddos who feel anxious about receiving braces, it can become quite difficult to keep tabs on things; how are you supposed to keep track of all these logistics? By visiting a family orthodontist, of course! Continue reading below to learn more about why finding a family orthodontist for you and your family might be in your best interest—these benefits speak for themselves!


Here Are Some Back-to-School Tips for Teens with Invisalign

August 11, 2023

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Teenager smiles

Has your teen started Invisalign over the summer? While they’ve certainly had to work hard to get on board with treatment during the time off, it’s equally important for them to stick to their good orthodontic habits during the hustle and bustle of the school year. By doing so, they can ensure that their transformed smile looks its best just in time for picture day! Here are some tips to help them stay on track with wearing and cleaning their aligners.


3 Tips on Playing an Instrument with Braces

July 12, 2023

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Young woman wearing braces smiling resting her chin in the palms of her hands as her fingers point outwards in a V-shape

Most kids are required to choose between band, orchestra, and choir at some point in their school career. Similarly, many of them have to undergo orthodontic treatment during adolescence to straighten and realign their teeth or bite. When you have braces, you have to make some adjustments to your lifestyle, like your diet or oral hygiene routine. Don’t worry – you don’t have to give up playing an instrument! With these 3 tips, you’ll adjust in no time.


What Sports Should Your Child Wear a Mouthguard For?

June 30, 2023

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Young boy wearing an athletic mouthguardAs you get your child ready for the new school year, is an athletic mouthguard on their supply list? Children 5-9 years of age have the highest number of dental emergencies every year. More than 600,000 people visit an emergency room annually from sports-related dental injuries. Between 3 to 5 million teeth are knocked out every year from sports. An athletic mouthguard is a simple way to safeguard your child’s smile. If you have a young athlete, here’s when your child should wear a mouthguard.


Can You Get Braces a Second Time?

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 10:12 am
A red-headed young woman wearing braces

If you’re a teen or an adult, perhaps you’ve already worn braces. It wouldn’t be surprising – most wear the appliance at some point. That said, maybe your teeth are misaligned again. In that case, you might wonder, “Can I wear braces twice?” The answer to that question is simple: Yes! Indeed, it’s safe to go through a 2nd round of braces treatment. To learn why, let your New England dentist explain. Here’s a summary of why some people need braces more than once.


7 Common Problems with Braces

April 28, 2023

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Braces on dental modelIf your child is about to begin their orthodontic journey with braces, you can expect an adjustment period. While your little one gets used to having braces, they can run into a few problems along the way. Don’t worry, there’s nothing major you should be worried about. Here’s how to manage 7 common problems with braces.


Why Do My Teeth Feel Loose with Braces?

March 30, 2023

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Smiling woman with bracesNothing is more frightening than having a loose adult tooth because you only get one set of permanent teeth. If you’ve recently begun orthodontic treatment, it can be alarming if your teeth suddenly feel a little loose. There’s no reason to panic because it’s normal for them to loosen. Here’s why it’s an expected part of your treatment process.


How to Clean your Aligners After Meals

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 6:12 pm
Young woman holding her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners are an incredibly powerful orthodontic treatment capable of producing results comparable to braces, discreetly and in less time.

They’re also removable, which frees you from a lot of the dietary restrictions that often come with traditional braces. However, that comes with the caveat that you’ll need to clean your aligners after meals.

If you’re getting Invisalign aligners soon, you probably want to know a little bit more about what caring for them will entail. Here’s a guide for what you ought to do to clean your aligners after a meal.


Maintaining Good Oral Health While Combating Colds

December 1, 2022

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Sick child laying on couchChilly temperatures and shorter days mean cold and flu season is in full swing. While frequent handwashing, masks, and Lysol can help keep germs at bay, your little one is bound to get a case of the sniffles. OTC cold medicines, fluids, and plenty of rest will help them get back on their feet quickly; however, cold and flu season can have consequences for their oral health. Here’s what you need to know to keep your little one comfortable while keeping their smile healthy. 


5 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Smile from Colds

November 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland-kids @ 2:16 am

Sick child blowing her noseAs the leaves change colors and daily temperatures drop, cold and flu season is already in full swing. No matter how much you try to protect your little one from germs, a runny nose or irritating cough is bound to happen. Over-the-counter cold medicines and home remedies can keep your child comfortable, but many can be harmful to their developing smile. Don’t worry, here are 5 tips to safeguard their dental health while combating a case of the sniffles. 


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