Orthodontics Blog

Get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health and educate yourself on the latest Invisalign and braces treatment trends.

Top Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Braces

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Tips to Enjoy Your BracesIf you have just had braces placed, then congratulations! Here at Ballard Orthodontics in Sandpoint and Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, we understand that many teenagers and adults are a little apprehensive when they first begin orthodontic treatment, but we’d like to remind you about the positives of having braces.


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Warning Signs That You Need Braces

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Boners Ferry OrthodontistDo you avoid smiling because of misaligned teeth? Does your teeth or jaw hurt when you chew or bite hard foods? These may be a few indications that you need braces. While your orthodontist can help you determine the right treatment path, it is always a good idea to empower yourself by arming yourself with the correct information. Here are a few warning signs that you need braces, what to do, and how to get started prepping for the process.


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Caring for Your New Smile After Invisalign Treatment

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After Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is an excellent treatment for providing you with the smile of your dreams. The removable aligners can discreetly straighten the teeth of adults and may also be suitable for some older teenagers. On average, treatment generally takes a year to complete during which time you will need to wear your aligners just about all the time. However, once your teeth are beautifully straightened then it’s important that you look after your new smile. Your orthodontic treatment will continue even after your teeth are straight.


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What Can Orthodontic Treatment Solve?

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Sandpoint OrthodontistsMost people imagine orthodontic treatment is an aesthetic procedure which is designed to improve the appearance of their smile. In fact, orthodontics can do far more than merely provide you with more attractive teeth as it can correct a number of other problems you almost certainly haven’t considered. For example, were you aware that poorly aligned teeth can affect your speech?


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How Intraoral Scanners Improve Your Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontist in SandpointWhile intraoral scanners have been around for a while, many patients aren’t aware of the significant benefits they provide. In fact, most patients may not even know what an intraoral scanner is and what it does. We are happy to highlight the positive aspects that an intraoral scanner brings to our practice. If you have any questions about how your treatment may improve with an intraoral scanner, talk to your dental professional.


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Questions You Should Ask Your Orthodontist Before Treatment

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Sandpoint OrthodontistWhen you are making a trip to see your orthodontist, you may not know precisely what needs to be addressed with your teeth. You may know that you have pain, pressure, or that something doesn’t feel quite right. To narrow down your particular problem, or to prevent dental issues in the future, it is essential that you ask the right questions. With as much information that is out there, researching on your own can be overwhelming. Instead, here are some questions you should ask your orthodontist before treatment.


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Maintenance To Make Life Easier with Braces

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How to Make Life Easier With Braces.During orthodontic treatment, your braces will require thorough maintenance to ensure continued dental health. Ultimately you will need to spend a little longer brushing your teeth and it is important to always consider which foods are best to eat during orthodontic treatment. Initially, this might seem a little daunting, but it’s really quite straightforward, and the time you spend wearing braces will quickly pass (although it may not seem like it during treatment.) Before you know it however, they will be removed to fully reveal your newly straightened, healthy and beautiful smile. Initially, when your braces are placed, the staff at Ballard Orthodontics will carefully explain how to take care of your braces each day and will review your hygiene routine. But just in case you would like to refresh your memory, we have put together this article to help make this process more automatic for you during your orthodontic treatment.


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Braces Friendly Recipes

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Food Friendly Options for BracesWhen you first begin wearing braces, you will need to think a little more about the foods that will be suitable to eat and those that will not damage or break your brackets. And at this point you may already have good ideas relative to what you can eat during treatment and foods that are best avoided. But, before you go to the grocery store, it’s worth making a list that includes soft, easy to eat foods that are handy to have, as well as all the ingredients for any new recipes you want to try out.


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The Ins and Outs of Invisalign

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The Invisalign Difference

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth straightening systems available today. It is used worldwide and utilizes the most advanced technology to precisely straighten teeth into pre-determined positions. If you have recently noticed friends, acquaintances or work colleagues sporting straighter smiles, there is a good chance they might have chosen Invisalign treatment. This is a healthy and discreet way to permanently align teeth, creating a more cosmetically appealing smile without the need for more invasive treatments such as crowns and veneers.


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