How Do I Know My Child Is Ready For Braces?

Happy Child in Braces

Around age 7 and above, our kids’ teeth, mouth, and jaw seem to change by the day – which makes it harder to know when they’re truly ready for braces! However, this period of dramatic growth also makes it the perfect time for them to meet their orthodontist.  Not sure if your child is ready…

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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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How to Take Care of your Retainers

Keeping Your Retainers Safe

If you think about it, having braces is the easy part. You come into the office, they are adhered to your teeth, and from there they are adjusted for you by a professional. Just a little maintenance on your end to keep them clean. Then, once the braces are off, retainers enter the mix and…

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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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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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