Dallas Highland Park http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental Orthodontist in Dallas TX for Braces & Orthodontics For All Ages! Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:38:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 The Start of Valentine’s Day http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/the-start-of-valentines-day/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/the-start-of-valentines-day/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:42:42 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=894 Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time by secretly marrying men and their brides after the emperor had made it illegal to marry. Emperor Claudius II did this because he wanted as […]

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Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been said to originate with a Catholic priest named Valentine several thousand year ago. Valentine defied the emperor at the time by secretly marrying men and their brides after the emperor had made it illegal to marry. Emperor Claudius II did this because he wanted as many single young men to fight in his war as he could get.

Valentine disobeyed the emperor’s edict by continuing to marry couples until he was sentenced to death. Before his execution, he sent a letter to a secret love and signed it “From your Valentine.” Dr. Nadia Lyotard and our team have come up with some suggestions on how you can celebrate this Valentine’s Day, whether you have a valentine of your own or not.

Valentine’s Day Ideas

  • Enjoy a tasty treat. There are plenty of options when it comes to cooking and/or baking on Valentine’s Day. Make your significant other his or her favorite meal or sweet treat, or make your own favorite dish to enjoy on this day. Oh, and be sure to make enough for leftovers!
  • Make a personalized card. Instead of buying a card from the grocery store, take the time to make your own for a loved one. People love handwritten notes, especially when it’s from someone special. If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, make a card for fellow single friend to brighten the day and remind the person that he or she is also loved.
  • Watch a movie. We all know there are plenty of romance movies out there. Put on your favorite romantic comedy, or pick up your significant other’s favorite movie to watch together. Even better, if you’re single, pick up your own favorite movies to watch to pass the time this Valentine’s Day.
  • Do nothing! We all know Valentine’s Day can sometimes get a lot of hype. If you’re worried about not making a reservation in time, don’t feel like planning an extravagant night out, or simply not in the holiday mood this year, spend your day sitting back and relaxing.

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and spend quality hours with the people you care about the most. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, take some time today to appreciate those you love in your life.

We wish you a happy Valentine’s Day celebration and look forward to seeing you at our Dallas office during your next appointment.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by 214.361.6644.

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Tips to Avoid Common Problems Associated with Braces http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/tips-to-avoid-common-problems-associated-with-braces/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/tips-to-avoid-common-problems-associated-with-braces/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:41:33 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=891 While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated. Even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. As your teeth begin to move, it is natural […]

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While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated.

Even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. As your teeth begin to move, it is natural for your teeth to feel aches and your jaw to develop soreness.

If there are broken wires or loose bands on your braces, a sore tongue, mouth, or canker sore will occur. Canker sores are a common occurrence when braces rub inside the mouth. There are ointments available to reduce the pain and irritation associated with mouth sores. We urge those who experience a sore mouth or any of the following problems to call our office to schedule an appointment.

  • Loose brackets: Apply a small amount of orthodontic wax to the bracket temporarily. You might also apply a little between the braces and the soft tissue of your mouth.
  • Loose bands: These must be secured in place by your Dallas, TX, orthodontist. Try to save the band for repair.
  • Protruding or broken wires: The eraser end of a pencil can be used to move the wire carefully to a less painful spot. If you are unable to move it, apply orthodontic wax to the tip. If a mouth sore develops, rinse with warm salt water or antiseptic rinse.
  • Loose spacers: These will need to be repositioned and sometimes replaced.

Foods to Avoid

Some foods can also help or hurt you while you’re wearing braces. Remember to cut your food into small pieces that can be easily chewed. You will want to avoid hard and chewy foods that can break your hardware. Foods such as corn on the cob, nuts, carrots, apples, ice, and bubble gum should be avoided.

Braces, rubber bands, springs, and other mouth appliances associated with braces will normally attract food particles and plaque. Without the proper care, this could cause staining of your teeth.

Our staff at Highland Park Orthodontics recommends brushing after every meal or snack and carefully removing any food that might be lodged in the braces. A fluoride mouthwash might be helpful as well as flossing. At your next appointment, Dr. Nadia Lyotard can advise you how to floss with a brush specially designed for braces!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Why is orthodontic treatment important? http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/why-is-orthodontic-treatment-important/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/why-is-orthodontic-treatment-important/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:39:54 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=888 The goal of orthodontic treatment at Highland Park Orthodontics, which may include the use of braces, retainers, and aligners, is to straighten your teeth. Treatment often starts in the pre-teen or teenage years, but adults may also need orthodontic treatment. The treatment can feel like a chore that lasts for several months or a couple […]

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The goal of orthodontic treatment at Highland Park Orthodontics, which may include the use of braces, retainers, and aligners, is to straighten your teeth. Treatment often starts in the pre-teen or teenage years, but adults may also need orthodontic treatment. The treatment can feel like a chore that lasts for several months or a couple of years, but it can fix important problems. These include:

  • Crowded teeth spaced too close together
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Upper and lower teeth that do not meet

Straight Teeth are More Attractive

You are more likely to be proud of your smile when your teeth are straight and evenly spaced. Pride in your appearance can give you more confidence and encourage you to try new things. This can be particularly important for adolescents. In addition, people often judge others based on first impressions. A smile that shows straight teeth is more attractive.

Better Oral Health is Easier

Brushing and flossing your teeth are two basic components of an oral health routine to protect your teeth from conditions such as tooth decay, gingivitis, and plaque build-up. As Dr. Nadia Lyotard and our staff know, caring for your mouth is easier when your teeth are straight. The American Dental Association says the following conditions are less likely to occur if you have the proper orthodontic treatment.

  • Dental caries
  • Gum disease or gingivitis
  • Tooth loss
  • Impaired speech
  • Worn tooth enamel

Orthodontic Treatment Improves Nutrition

Poorly aligned teeth can reduce your ability to chew properly or make certain foods more difficult to eat. Many of these more challenging foods are healthy, and avoiding them can cause you to limit your diet to softer, often less-nutritious foods, such as ice cream and canned soup. Straighter teeth and a better ability to chew let you eat crunchy foods, such as apples and carrots; stringy foods, such as asparagus and chicken; and chewy foods, such as raisins.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/braces-friendly-snack-ideas/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/braces-friendly-snack-ideas/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:38:22 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=885 Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully. Sweet Treats Puddings provide a sweet and safe snack while you are […]

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Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully.

Sweet Treats

Puddings provide a sweet and safe snack while you are wearing braces. You can even select flavored puddings such as caramel to satisfy the urge for items you should not eat. They can be purchased already made or whipped up at home. You can even select low-sugar varieties that still taste good. Ice cream and yogurt are also choices; just avoid products with nuts.

Healthy Snacks

Fruits are excellent for a healthy snack. You just need to avoid biting into hard fruits such as whole apples. You can avoid the problem with fruit cocktails packed in water. Cocktails still have the nutritional benefits and flavor, but contain softer pieces. Avoid fruits packed in heavy syrup, though; these tend to have too much sugar.

Crunchy or Salty Snacks

Not all crunchy foods are bad; you just need to limit the crunch. Walnuts are a softer nut that can normally be eaten safely. Small cheese crackers satisfy the need for crunchy and salty. You can also allow pieces to dissolve slightly in your mouth before chewing, to reduce any risk.

Soft granola bars are also an option. Check the granola ingredients to ensure there are no large nut pieces, and brush your teeth afterwards. Otherwise pieces can become stuck in your dental work.

If you have any questions about safe snacks, do not hesitate to ask Dr. Nadia Lyotard and our staff.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by 214.361.6644.

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Dallas Braces Expert Answers: Is All Orthodontic Treatment the Same? http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-braces-expert-orthodontic-treatment/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-braces-expert-orthodontic-treatment/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:23:10 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=304 If you’re in need of Dallas braces and want to make sure you receive the best orthodontic care available, there are several things to consider before making a decision. Since we want everyone to achieve their best possible smile, our Dallas braces expert offers advice below. Look for an Expert Orthodontist When it comes searching […]

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If you’re in need of Dallas braces and want to make sure you receive the best orthodontic care available, there are several things to consider before making a decision. Since we want everyone to achieve their best possible smile, our Dallas braces expert offers advice below.

Look for an Expert Orthodontist

When it comes searching for an orthodontist, our Dallas braces expert stresses the importance of choosing a professional with the correct education and credentials. Orthodontists are dentists who undergo an additional two to three years of education after dental school. They go through extensive training on jaw function, tooth movement, and how the work together to become experts in the field and gain the knowledge necessary to provide you with a straight, healthy smile.

Beyond the proper education, our Dallas braces professional urges you to look for an orthodontist that’s board certified and takes continuing education courses on a regular basis. Because the field is ever-changing, orthodontists must stay up-to-date on the latest industry treatments and advancements. Look for a professional who fits these criteria to get a head start on your healthy smile.

Choose an Experienced Orthodontist

Because earning a degree isn’t enough, our Dallas braces expert also suggests looking at experience when choosing a professional. An experienced orthodontist should be able to provide you with examples of their work. Before and after pictures are great tools to gauge the ability of an orthodontist. They should also be able to show you upfront what your teeth will look like after treatment. Orthodontic treatment is important and if you’re working with a professional who can’t provide you with these items, then our Dallas braces expert recommends looking at other options.

All Smiles Aren’t Created Equally – Our Dallas Braces Professional Explains Why

Your Oral Health is at Risk

Orthodontic treatment affects the health of your whole mouth. If you choose an uneducated or inexperienced orthodontist, then you run the risk of receiving poor treatment. When orthodontic treatment is done incorrectly, it can lead to issues like receding gums, chipping or cracking of the teeth, or even worse, temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Contact our Dallas braces expert for more information or to schedule a consultation.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Dallas Orthodontics Expert Answers: What Is Orthognathic Surgery? http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-orthodontics-expert-what-is-orthognathic-surgery/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-orthodontics-expert-what-is-orthognathic-surgery/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:06:39 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=297 Our Dallas orthodontics expert wants you to know that if you’re suffering from jaw pain or a dental malocclusion, such as an overbite or underbite, it’s not something you have to live with. Even symptoms such as difficulty chewing and swallowing your food could make you a candidate for orthognathic surgery, a procedure designed to […]

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Our Dallas orthodontics expert wants you to know that if you’re suffering from jaw pain or a dental malocclusion, such as an overbite or underbite, it’s not something you have to live with. Even symptoms such as difficulty chewing and swallowing your food could make you a candidate for orthognathic surgery, a procedure designed to correct a variety of skeletal and dental imperfections. Our Dallas orthodontics professional explains below.

Fix Your Jaw Alignment for Good – Advice from Our Dallas Orthodontics Expert

What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

According to our Dallas orthodontics professional, orthognathic surgery is a corrective jaw surgery that straightens or realigns your jaw, and corrects necessary related skeletal deformities. This surgery takes place in a hospital setting and is performed by an oral maxillofacial surgeon, who straightens your jaw alignment using surgical plates, screws, and wires. Depending on your specific case, the jaws can be lengthened or shortened, plus moved around to create a harmonious bite and happy, healthy smile.

Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery?

Generally, orthognathic surgery is used to correct an improper bite that may be causing problems, such as irregular speech, difficulty chewing food, or a sleep disorder. You might also experience headaches, joint pain or discomfort in your gums. According to our Dallas orthodontics expert, if you have any of the following conditions, orthognathic surgery may be beneficial:

  • Birth defects
  • Chronic jaw or jaw joint pain
  • Involuntary mouth breathing
  • Trauma to the face or jaw
  • Open bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed)
  • Underbite (protruding jaw)
  • Overbite (receding lower jaw and chin)
  • Tumor affecting the jaw

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Contact an Orthodontic Professional

Some of the above symptoms are experienced from birth, while others develop over time. As always, if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact our Dallas orthodontics professional for more information or to schedule a consultation. Our experienced orthodontic team will evaluate your condition and make recommendations accordingly. You don’t have to live with jaw pain or a dental irregularity, orthognathic surgery can be the answer to your oral problems and provide you with a happy, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Garland, TX, Orthodontist Explains How to Use a Floss Threader with Braces http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/garland-tx-orthodontist-floss-threader-braces/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/garland-tx-orthodontist-floss-threader-braces/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:58:13 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=292 Our Garland, TX, orthodontist recommends brushing and flossing at least twice each day as part of a standard oral health routine. Since your mouth is constantly growing bacteria, it’s essential to remove it regularly, especially when you have braces. With braces, or various other dental applications, it can be tempting to skimp on flossing simply […]

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Our Garland, TX, orthodontist recommends brushing and flossing at least twice each day as part of a standard oral health routine. Since your mouth is constantly growing bacteria, it’s essential to remove it regularly, especially when you have braces. With braces, or various other dental applications, it can be tempting to skimp on flossing simply because all the hardware makes flossing a challenge. Luckily, advancements in modern orthodontia means there are products available that make the flossing process much easier.

Floss Your Teeth with Ease, Even with Braces – Advice from Our Garland, TX, Orthodontist

What Is a Floss Threader?

A floss threader is an effective tool recommended by our Garland, TX, orthodontist that allows you to stay on top of your oral health while wearing braces. A hard, but flexible plastic device, a floss threader resembles a needle and works by getting floss to areas of your teeth you wouldn’t normally be able to reach. If you have bridgework, dentures, or braces, for example, flossing can be difficult, but a floss threader gives you the opportunity to floss on a regular basis, thus maintaining your healthy mouth.

How Does a Floss Threader Work?

Simply thread around 18 inches of your regular floss into the eye of the floss threader. Pass one end of the floss through the loop of the threader, and pull about half of it through. Once the floss is inserted properly, our Garland, TX, orthodontist says each end can be easily moved around to thoroughly clean behind the archwires, bridgework, or the bar of your retainer. Special floss with rigid sections is available, and can be inserted under the bridge or orthodontic wire to make flossing even easier.

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Make Flossing Routine

Along with regular tooth brushing, floss threaders can help maintain your oral health, and prolong the life of your dental work. For best results use the floss threader at least once a day, and be sure to thoroughly clean it after each use, disposing of the floss each time. You can purchase a floss threader at most any major retailer or drugstore, so don’t let your happy, healthy smile lose its luster. It’s never been easier to stay on top of your oral health, even with braces. Contact our Garland, TX, orthodontist for more information or to schedule a consultation.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, Explains How to Deal with Poking Braces Wires http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/orthodontist-in-highland-park-tx-poking-braces-wire-tips/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/orthodontist-in-highland-park-tx-poking-braces-wire-tips/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:38:41 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=280 Once you make the decision to get braces, our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, says there are certain responsibilities that come along with them. Regular brushing, flossing, and eating a proper diet are just a few of the ways to maintain braces. Sometimes, even with the best care, wires can poke the inside of your […]

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Once you make the decision to get braces, our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, says there are certain responsibilities that come along with them. Regular brushing, flossing, and eating a proper diet are just a few of the ways to maintain braces. Sometimes, even with the best care, wires can poke the inside of your mouth, irritating your lips and rubbing sores. When this happens, our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, has a few tips you should follow.

Tips for Handling Braces-Related Irritation from Our Orthodontist in Highland Park, TX

Tip #1 – Prevention is Key

As with most things in life, prevention is key when dealing with braces. Since it’s not uncommon for the wires in your braces to poke the inside of your mouth, making sure you do everything you can to prevent it from happening is a great idea. For starters, avoid eating hard and chewy foods that can cause brackets and wires to break. Things like hard candies, gum, and pretzels should be avoided, according to our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX.

Tip #2 – Orthodontic Wax

You should have been given orthodontic wax from our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, when you had your braces put in place. This wax is intended to act as a barrier between your braces and the inside of your mouth. It’s a good idea to use wax until your mouth gets used to the braces, but it will also help if you end up with a pokey wire or a broken bracket. Apply a small bit on the problem area to give your mouth relief from irritation and make it easier to function until you can see an orthodontic professional. Make sure to remove the wax prior to eating or brushing, and apply clean wax afterward.

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Tip #3 – See a Professional for Help

Regardless of whether you have a broken bracket or just a pokey wire, the best way to deal with any braces-related issue is to see our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX. Although the steps above can help you at home, professional guidance is needed to ensure your braces remain intact and any irritation you’re dealing with is resolved. If you’re experiencing a sore, irritated mouth from your braces, then call our orthodontist in Highland Park, TX, today for a consultation.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Dallas Orthodontist Answers: Can You Play an Instrument While Wearing Braces? http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-orthodontist-play-instrument-with-braces/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/dallas-orthodontist-play-instrument-with-braces/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:09:53 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=273 Our Dallas orthodontist says it’s a common misconception that once you get braces, you won’t be able to play a musical instrument. With the proper knowledge and the right orthodontics team, you can straighten your teeth and enjoy playing your instrument with little to no interruption. Keep reading for advice from our Dallas orthodontist. Braces […]

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Our Dallas orthodontist says it’s a common misconception that once you get braces, you won’t be able to play a musical instrument. With the proper knowledge and the right orthodontics team, you can straighten your teeth and enjoy playing your instrument with little to no interruption. Keep reading for advice from our Dallas orthodontist.

Braces Don’t Have to Interrupt Your Passion – Advice from Our Dallas Orthodontist

Consider Your Options

Before you take the braces plunge, our Dallas orthodontist wants you to be aware that you have multiple options. If you spend a significant amount of time playing your instrument, then traditional braces might not be the best fit for you. A different treatment method, like Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, could be a better way to straighten your teeth while also allowing you to play your instrument without interruption.

Wax Your Braces & Wires

A great way to make playing an instrument easier while wearing braces is to use the wax provided by our Dallas orthodontist. Waxing up your braces and wires creates a barrier between your braces and the inside of your mouth and lips. That way, you are less likely to encounter any irritation or develop painful sores. Some musicians go for a full appliance of wax, although it does have pros and cons, so contact our Dallas orthodontist for more information.

Give it Time

Maybe the most important thing to keep in mind is that, like most things, getting braces is an adjustment. There will typically be a period of a few days where your mouth gets used to the braces, but most people report a quick adjustment. You may also find it helpful to spend some extra time practicing your instrument, so you can get used to playing with braces more quickly.

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For more tips on playing an instrument with braces, contact our Dallas orthodontist. Our expert team has the experience necessary to help you achieve a happy, healthy smile with as little interruption to your daily life as possible. If you’re experiencing painful sores or are having trouble adjusting to your new braces, a consultation with our Dallas orthodontist will help you get back on the right track – call today!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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Stars Who Had Braces http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/stars-who-had-braces/ http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/blog/stars-who-had-braces/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:36:14 +0000 http://www.highlandparkorthodonticsdallasorthodontistbracescolorsretainers.dental/?p=882 Not everyone is born with a million-dollar smile, not even some celebrities. The following stars have all had their moments as a “brace face,” either as a child, teenager, or adult. You might be surprised to learn about stars who had braces (including Gwen Stefani, who got braces just because she could!). Take a look […]

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Not everyone is born with a million-dollar smile, not even some celebrities. The following stars have all had their moments as a “brace face,” either as a child, teenager, or adult. You might be surprised to learn about stars who had braces (including Gwen Stefani, who got braces just because she could!).

Take a look at some famous faces who sported braces!

Emma Watson: Emma admits to going through a rather awkward stage that included “terrible skin,” fluctuating weight, and braces. But look at the swan that emerged!

Tom Cruise: Who would have thought that one of the world’s most famous smiles could use an overhaul? Well, Mr. Cruise pulled it off … and most people didn’t even know. He wore “invisible” braces that had ceramic brackets for a few months just after his 40th birthday. And the results were pretty WOW!

Dakota Fanning: This lovely young actress had some troublesome teeth when she was younger. However, braces and dental work gave her that stunning star-quality smile we see now. Props to her, though, for staying real. She sported her headgear during an appearance on The Tonight Show and didn’t bat an eye.

Gwyneth Paltrow: The stunning Ms. Paltrow, who, in 2013 was named the Most Beautiful Woman by People Magazine, wore braces in high school. And she probably carried it off with the poise and grace for which she is so famous today.

Niall Horan: This member of One Direction, the boy band that’s currently tearing it up (and breaking some hearts along the way) wore his braces for several months. He got them removed in April 2013.

Other notable celebs who have had braces include Faye Dunaway, who got hers at the age of 61! Ryan Seacrest, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Drew Barrymore also belonged to the metal mouth club at one time or another.

What is comes down to is this: It isn’t whether you wear braces that are fully hidden, ceramic brackets, or have the traditional metal train tracks running across your teeth. Nope, it’s all about how you work it!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Highland Park Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office in Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 214.361.6644.

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