4 Ways to Prepare Your Teen for High School Bullies

Amazing Smiles Prevents Bullying with Stand Up and Smile

Watch any high school movie and you’ll see bullying as a major plot point. Unfortunately, high school bullying is just as present in the real world. Today, it takes many forms — verbal, social, and physical — and it’s happening at school, after school, and online. Here are the facts: The School Crime Supplement (National…

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Back-to-School With Braces: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School With Braces: A Parent’s Guide

You’ve bought them new clothes, a backpack, binders, folders, pencils, maybe even a new phone or computer, oh, and one other thing — braces. Whether your child wanted them or not, they are heading back from summer vacation for a year of learning along with teeth straightening. Here are some tips to help them, and…

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Invisalign at Any Age

Invisalign at Any Age - Perfect For Adults

Think you’re too old for Invisalign, or clear aligners? Or maybe you feel you’re still too young? Think again – Invisalign can work for people of all ages! What Is Invisalign? The Invisalign system is not a fixed orthodontic appliance like braces. Instead of brackets, bands, and wires, it uses a series of clear, removable…

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Brace Yourself For Summer Fun!

Amazing Smiles Summer Fun

We love summer in the midwest, don’t we? The sun is out, the pools are open, and everyone is ready to have some fun! Whether you’re traveling over summer or enjoying a stay-cation, here are some ways to enjoy the season while straightening your teeth. Summertime Treats That Are Braces-Friendly We know it can be…

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Help! My Dog Ate My Retainers!

Help! My Dog Ate my Retainers!

You’ve checked by your sink, by your bed, and in your mouth. It’s official—your retainers are nowhere to be found. Now what do you do? Your first thought may be that you don’t really need retainers anyway, now that you’ve completed your treatment and your teeth are perfectly straight, right? Wrong. Your Teeth Will Move…

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Is Whitening Bad for my Teeth?

Man and Woman with White, Bright Teeth

There are lots of things that are deemed “bad” for your teeth: sugar, coffee, soda. But, what about teeth whitening? How Teeth Whitening Works Both at-home and in-office teeth whitening options use peroxide-based bleaching agents. At-home systems contain from 3-20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office systems, like you would get from your dentist or…

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3 Myths about Braces That Every Teen Should Know

Middle Schooler with Braces

At Amazing Smiles, we are all about straightening things out – including the rumors that start when teens talk about braces! Here are some of the top misconceptions and myths we hear before people start orthodontic treatment: MYTH #1: I can’t play sports in braces The days of needing to sit on the sidelines during…

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