How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?
Dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush regularly, as even durable toothbrush heads won’t last forever.
Unlock the Ultimate Teeth Straightening Experience with SPARK™ Clear Aligners Release 13!
The new SPARK™ clear aligners Release 13 is a giant leap toward providing the ultimate clear aligner experience!
Ready for the Holidays? Check Out Our Christmas Colors for Braces!
All braces can be customized to match your unique personality, with countless color combinations to choose from during the holidays!
Relieving Your Braces Pain With Gum Massages
There’s no secret that braces hurt, but they’re essential for some patients’ dental health. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive, easy way to ease the pain caused by braces. You can promote long-term oral health care and ease braces-related pain by doing gum massages
The Evolution of Braces: A Captivating History
Did prehistoric children fear the first dentist? The advent of lollipops revolutionized the way children were calmed down, but how did they do it before? Explore how previous generations treated dental health and aesthetics and the evolution of braces.
How Do Invisalign Bite Ramps Work on Aligners?
Invisalign bite ramps can help you bite properly and fix problems with jaw alignment!
How Do Bite Turbos Work?
Contrary to popular belief, braces cannot always straighten teeth on their own and they can sometimes substitute a problem with another. Bite turbos are typically used with braces and attached directly to the teeth to prevent the wearer from biting down completely once installed.
What Are Bonded Lingual Retainers?
Retainers come with their own set of problems, though: they’re unwieldy, unsightly, and prone to interfere with speech. As for removable retainers, they can be lost, broken, or forgotten. A great option for patients looking for a simple yet durable solution to tooth movement is permanent or bonded lingual retainers, which we offer here at Patuxent Orthodontics.
What Is Invisalign® Express and How Does It Differ from Invisalign and SPARK Aligners?
Unlike visible brackets and wires, the Invisalign system uses transparent, hard plastic trays called aligners to gradually reposition your teeth. Depending on the severity of your teeth’s original condition, you’ll wear the aligners for 12 to 18 months. However, what should you do if your teeth’s condition is relatively mild? Find out what Invisalign® Express is and how it differs from Invisalign and SPARK Aligners!
Can You Sleep With Wax On Your Braces?
As a side sleeper, it’s unpleasant to have the braces pressing against your cheeks when your head is on the pillow. This dilemma can easily be solved through dental wax, an inexpensive, easy-to-use solution. With this temporary application, the braces are covered, decreasing the friction that causes irritation while sleeping with braces.