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Dr. Payne and Dr. Bailey take time out of their busy schedules each week to answer patient questions and to write about important topics. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates when new posts are available.

Unexpected Side Effects of Braces

Braces change more than your smile. Who wants to smile unabashedly, showing off gorgeous, perfectly aligned teeth?  Everyone, of course!  A smile is a BIG deal when it comes to self-esteem and overall self-confidence. It’s no wonder that the desire for a perfect smile...

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Wearing Class II Elastics

Class II Elastics allow our orthodontists to correct excess overjet (often called “overbite” in lay terms), often caused by a disharmony in how the upper and lower jaws fit together. Although most people seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and are...

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Caring for Teeth with Braces

Braces, wires, springs, rubber bands, and other appliances can attract food and plaque, which can stain teeth if not brushed away. Most orthodontists recommend brushing after every meal or snack with fluoride toothpaste and carefully removing any food that may have...

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Foods to avoid while wearing braces

While wearing braces, most foods can still be eaten if you cut them into small pieces that can be easily chewed. There are certain foods, however, that can break or loosen braces and should be avoided, such as: Hard or tough-to-bite foods, such as apples or bagels...

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