What Can I Eat with Braces? Give up gummy bears? Put away the popcorn? No more nuts? If you’re thinking about getting braces or have already decided to improve your smile, you likely have concerns about what foods you can and can’t eat. Good news: there are tons of foods that are “braces-friendly” that you … Continued
Avoid damaging your braces and risking your successful orthodontic treatment by learning which candy might loosen the brackets attached to your teeth.
This may seem like an odd time of year to discuss HSA/FSA funds, but at the AAO, we think this could be the MOST appropriate time to talk about it. And more importantly, you do not have to wait.
As a part of looking healthy and with the understanding that on-camera meetings are here to stay, you may be curious about straightening your teeth.
Warning! All parents, you are now officially entering the “School Break Zone.” This time of year, of course, brings family gatherings, parties, and treats! It’s hard to turn away from the ooey-gooey treats which is why your American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) member wants you to be prepared if an orthodontic emergency happens in your … Continued
It’s OCTOBER! For most or all of us, this month begins with the weather changing, drinking pumpkin spice latte’s, and of course, Halloween! But for your orthodontist, it’s also a month to recognize their patient’s beautiful, healthy smile in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. This is a perfect time to review a few helpful … Continued
Mewing (which, by the way, is not a medical term) suggests that tongue placement can define your jawline. While proper tongue alignment could alter your facial structure, there’s more to it.
Orthodontists are specialized in properly aligning teeth and jaws and possess the dental training to give you your best smile, making them the definitely-right person for orthodontic treatment.
As long as your retainer doesn’t hurt and still fits over your teeth, you can wear it – even if it feels tight. Your teeth may have slightly shifted, and you may need to wear your retainer longer each day to prevent your teeth from moving.
In most cases, yes, you can use your HSA or FSA for eligible orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic payments(s) not paid by your insurance may be considered an eligible expense.
Orthodontic health can be more manageable if you get ahead of it. And it may help you avoid more costly or more invasive treatments down the road.