How’s your summer break going? Broad Street Braces truly hopes your days are filled with lots of adventures, fun and NO HOMEWORK! Are you posting all of your adventures and fun on Instagram on your Snap Chat story? It’s so fun seeing where the freedom of summer days leads everyone.
How’s your selfie strategy coming? Some selfies are just hilarious. Have you heard of the “I’m sleeping” selfie. How are they accomplished? Should that even be considered a selfie at all? And then there’s the being near a dangerous animal or location selfie. Please be careful when risking your safety to capture your dangerous selfie!
The third Sunday of the month of June (June 17, 2018) is Father’s Day in the United States. Are you ready to celebrate your dad and honor him for all he does for your family? We’d like to suggest to you that one of the best gifts you can give your dad is the gift of your time! Dad’s love building memories, why not provide a memory he will never forget.
Why not give your dad the gift of a great smile and some bonding time this year? Ask your dad if he’d like to join you in your adventure of teeth alignment together. You’ll have literal and figurative bonding time with your dad.
School is almost out! Yippee! Everyone made is successfully through another year of school. Congratulations. Let the fun and slower summer schedules begin. If you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment there are a few things you will want to keep in mind during the summer break.
Should I swim with my retainer or Invisalign in?
If you are supposed to wear your retainer during the day then you should keep your retainer and Invisalign in during swimming. Retainers and Invisalign are designed to fit snugly over your teeth and should not prohibit breathing or be at risk to fall out.
Spring break time is here! Yippee! There are so many fun things to dive into during your spring break. Perhaps you’ll be heading to the beach and diving into the ocean! Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be skiing your way down the side of a mountain. Or if you’re super lucky, you get to get your braces off this spring! So many new and exciting things happen in the spring.
If you are getting your braces off this spring, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a way to retain and keep that amazing smile you have right now! A retainer is useful for maintaining the position and condition of your teeth post-orthodontic adjustments.
If you’re given a removable retainer, here are a few tips for you.
Were you glued to your television watching the Winter Olympics? We sure were. The achievements and athletic abilities amazed us. Can you believe the things these athletes were able to do now? Records continued to be broken, scores continued to climb and precision is perfected. Advanced and modern technology plays a big part in these improved performances.
Modern technology is used at Broad Street Braces as well. We make it our goal to continue to always offer you with the latest and greatest technology and orthodontic advancements. Our team stays on the cutting edge by attending continuing education courses to stay current with our care. Just as Olympic athletes never settle for less than a win, we also never settle for less than the best for you.
We love winning at Broad Street Braces. Every time one of our patients flashes us their newly aligned smile, we give ourselves mental high fives for another job well done. We feel like winners every time we deliver you with a winning smile.
One orthodontic method we use to deliver you with a winning smile is metal braces. Metal braces are a winning choice for you because they have been successfully used for over 100 years. They are durable, predictable and they can correct your unhealthy bite if you have one.
Happy New Year from our entire team at Broad Street Braces. We are proud to serve you with our innovative and caring treatments that result in your brilliant smile! We utilize many methods for teeth alignment and orthodontic treatment. Some orthodontic options we provide are:
- Braces (metal and clear)
- Self-Litigating Braces
- Lingual Braces
- Two-Phase Treatment
For many patients, these options will provide them with the correction and smile they are hoping for. However, there are times when your orthodontic treatment will require more than these corrective treatments.
If you look in the mirror and are dissatisfied with the alignment of your teeth, you may be wondering if you’re too old to adjust your teeth with orthodontic treatment. The good news is that orthodontic treatment has no age limits! At Broad Street Braces, Dr. Neil examines each potential patient to determine if orthodontic treatment is the right course of action.
As you age, your teeth can move and change. These changes can cause wear and tear on your teeth and mouth when you chew or bite. This can result in gradual bone loss and movement of your jaw that causes your teeth to gravitate inwards and overcrowd. Not only does this affect your appearance, but it can affect your speech and other factors as well.
November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects over 20 million Americans in the United States, so there is a good chance that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and you have diabetes at the same time. If this is you, then there are special considerations to keep in mind as you continue to care for the health of your teeth while having orthodontic work on your teeth at the same time. You can read more about diabetes here on the American Diabetes Association’s website.
Whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, or not, it’s important to maintain proper dental care if you have diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of gum disease and oral infections because they have increased bacterial production. This higher production rate is from higher glucose levels in saliva. Patients with diabetes also typically have less saliva, higher levels of sugar in oral fluids and loss of gum tissue.
The date is quickly approaching. Your orthodontist gave you the brace-removal date and you can hardly wait to get there. The patience that is required of you during this time is heroic. Broad Street Braces applauds you at your heroic levels of patience and endurance as you wait for the day when you can be brace-free!
What is the first thing you will do when you get your braces off? We certainly hope you take a selfie and post it and proudly present to all of your friends on social media the NEW you! Show off that smile. You earned the right to display, post and spread your smile everywhere. Go ahead and smile at strangers now. Maybe even give a big smile to that special someone you’ve been too shy to say “hello” to before.
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