All About Insurance Part 2

Dental Insurance Form

Orthodontics can be pricy, but fortunately, there are all kinds of financing options and insurance benefits that can help. We’re back to answer more of your most frequently asked questions regarding all things ortho financing, benefits, and orthodontic insurance! What is a dental savings plan?  Savings plans are not considered insurance, but for a fee,…

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Athletics and Braces: A Guide for Parents

Student Athlete with Braces

When your child gets braces, you may be worried they won’t have time to go to practices, could suffer a mouth injury, or you may not be able to afford both braces and the costs associated with having an athlete in the family. Good news — having a child with braces doesn’t mean they can’t…

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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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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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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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