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Why Older Adults are Wearing Orthodontics–and Why They Should

Image Source Oak Park, IL — Statistics available through the American Association of Orthodontists show that older adults getting braces and other orthodontics devices has risen dramatically over the past decade–by a whopping 40 percent. For many dental practices, about half of all their orthodontics patients are adults, with a bigger and bigger chunk of…

Scientists Develop Film to Keep Braces and Retainers Clean

Image Source La Grange, IL – New scientific development promises to help stop bacteria from adhering to clear overlay devices like retainers and aligners. This newly developed compound could even stop bad oral bacteria from causing cavities in teeth. Scientists at the University of Birmingham Alabama have discovered that a molecule can work as an…

How to Get Through Holiday Feasts While Wearing Braces

La Grange, IL – You’ve just finished eating a massive holiday meal. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry jelly, and a roll slathered in butter – and that’s just what’s caught in the top portion of your braces. Like most orthodontic patients, you probably find yourself asking: Isn’t there a way to get through the busiest shopping (and…

11 Ways Wearing Braces Can Help You Find Love

La Grange/Oak Park, IL – Whether you’re a teen or an adult who is about be fitted for braces, you may think that you’ll have to put your love life on hold until your braces are removed. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, wearing braces can actually help you find “the one”.…