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Girl pointing at her extra teeth growing in her gums

If you have extra teeth growing in your gums, or you notice your child has extra teeth growing behind their baby teeth, you probably have a few questions! “Hyperdontia” (excessive teeth) can be alarming and concerning if you aren’t familiar with this condition. For people who have extra teeth growing in their gums, what are...

Girl at an Orthodontist office learning about evolution of braces

If you had braces before the 21st century, you’ll notice that today’s braces have changed drastically! Braces are now more compact, durable, efficient and discreet than ever before. Let’s dive into the evolution of braces to see where orthodontics started and where it is now.   Braces then and now Teeth braces were first introduced...

A couple learning about HSAs for orthodontics

The portion of your orthodontics cost that isn’t covered by your insurance company may be covered by your HSA account. Plus, since HSA money is untaxed, you can get even greater value from your HSA funds than you would from your typical checking or savings account! If you’re wondering “does HSA cover orthodontics” or “how...

teen with black triangles teeth smiles with her braces on

Have you ever noticed a triangular gap between your tooth and gum line? That gap is commonly called a “black triangle”, or to us dental professionals, “open gingival embrasures.” And about one-third of adults have black triangle teeth!  Most reasons behind black triangles are not considered unhealthy or problematic; however, they do throw off the...

adult with braces learns which vitamins you can take with braces

Taking daily vitamins and minerals is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, strengthen your immune system and shine bright from the inside out!  You can take certain vitamins to grow your hair, help clear your skin complexion, and improve your brain function, so are there vitamins that can help support your teeth...

teen with braces learns about bullying with braces

Braces are becoming more popular over recent years with an estimated four million people wearing braces at any given time! With new technological advancements that make braces more customizable and less noticeable than ever before (like BRIUS® truly invisible braces ), braces don’t hold the stigma they once did. However, children in school can be...

orthodontic patient holds their clean retainer after learning how to clean retainers

Once your braces, Brius, or Invisalign® treatment is complete, how do you maintain your beautiful new smile for years to come?  To retain your smile, maintain your retainer. It’s a bit of a tongue-twister, but it’s true! Your retainer deserves the same respect you dedicated to your braces, Brius, or Invisalign aligners. By storing and...

teen learns about flossing with braces while sipping drink

So you’re preparing for your new life with braces and you’re wondering how to floss properly. It’s a fair question. Flossing with braces does require some minor adjustments (unless you choose BRIUS!) We’re here to support you with a complete guide to flossing with braces – because it doesn’t have to be complicated!   Do...