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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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!

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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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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