12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

12 Things You Should Know Before Getting Braces

Have you decided you’re ready to achieve your best smile with MyOrthodontist? Are braces the right fit for your lifestyle and your orthodontic needs? If so, you are about to join approximately 4 million Americans who have also said yes and are currently sporting braces. Braces are super common and you probably know someone who […]

Braces FAQ: Do Braces Hurt?

Braces FAQ: Do Braces Hurt?

Hello everyone, this is Naomi with MyOrthodontist and today I’m going to answer one of our most frequently asked questions, which is “Do braces hurt?” The process of orthodontics uses tension and compression in order to move your teeth into their desired position. Underneath the gums, the bone and the ligament have to change in […]

Ceramic Braces vs. Traditional Braces: What’s the Difference?

Ceramic braces or metal braces? What’s the difference? And which is better? Ceramic braces are a common alternative to traditional metal braces. Like traditional braces, they are used by an orthodontist to help realign and straighten teeth. But are ceramic braces better than metal? Or a cheaper alternative? The answers to these questions is a […]

21 Ways To Keep Your Braces Intact Through This Holiday Season

The holidays are filled with a lot of good-old-fashioned comforts: Friends, family, and of course, food. But those holiday comfort foods we know and love can quickly turn into unpleasant experiences if you are sporting braces. Many patients ask us for braces tips for the holidays so they can enjoy their seasonal favorites. When it […]

How Do You Know It’s Time For Braces?

When patients visit one of our North Carolina locations, they often end up asking us, “When is the right time to get braces?” If they are parents, it’s because they suspect their kids might need braces. Or, they might be considering braces for themselves, but are afraid that braces are for teens and kids, not […]

What’s The Invisalign Price Compared to Braces?

Invisalign Price Compared to Braces

Comparing the price of Invisalign to the price of braces is tricky. There’s more than just dollars at stake: You are investing in your own teeth, and so your image. The way the world sees you depends on what your treatment is like, and how successful it ends up being. So the right question to […]

Teeth Straightening Tips From Top North Carolina Orthodontists

Straight teeth make for a better smile. They also help you to chew your food more easily, speak more clearly, and generally have more confidence. No wonder many adults look into teeth straightening for themselves, or for their children. When most people hear “teeth straightening,” they think braces. But there are other options available as […]

Braces for Adults: When Is the Right Time?

Though many people get braces in their teens and pre-teens, alignment problems can be an issue at any age. So braces for adults are quite common. Contrary to popular belief, there is no “window” of time in your life when you have to gets braces if you are going to get them. But there are […]

Braces 101: Your Starter Guide

Braces 101 – OK, so you have questions about getting braces, either for yourself or your child. Ever wish that someone would just publish a “Braces 101: What to Expect?” Or some sort of “Braces Survival Guide?” You’re in luck! After decades of experience with braces and the people who wear them, we’ve fielded every […]

Braces 101: Your Starter Guide

Braces 101 – OK, so you have questions about getting braces, either for yourself or your child. Ever wish that someone would just publish a “Braces 101: What to Expect?” Or some sort of “Braces Survival Guide?” You’re in luck! After decades of experience with braces and the people who wear them, we’ve fielded every […]