Blog post updated 02/15/2019 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 […]
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.
Getting braces? If so, did you know that you can get different colored bands to make a statement, or simply reflect your personality? To help you pick the color that’s right for you, or if you just want want some braces color ideas, we present you with the braces color wheel.
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 […]
Folks want to feel good and make a good first impression. Braces are often a way to do just that. They are a huge investment, however, both in terms of time and money. As with any big decision, you’ll want to know the pros and cons of braces so you can figure out whether or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – 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 are here to help give us a better smile. So why do braces hurt? And why do they especially hurt when you first get them? The short answer: Braces hurt primarily because they are literally pushing and pulling your teeth. This creates pressure, and the pressure can make your teeth and gums more sensitive.