Category Archives: Braces

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Can You Play Sports With Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 23, 2017

Keeping your child safe is your number one priority so when your sports-loving kid was told he or she needed braces, your first thought probably was, is it safe to play sports with braces? While your child’s mouth will need extra protection from blunt trauma when he or she is wearing braces, there are effective ways to keep your child safe without having to give up on sports for a while. So can you play sports with braces? The answer would be a resounding Yes! Talk to the orthodontist...

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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Looking for Braces in Philadelphia or Suburbs

Looking for Braces in Philadelphia or Suburbs

by Dr. Gemmi on May 31, 2017

You put it off for as long as you could, but it is time. You need braces. And while the thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for a few years is not pleasant, at least you know that at the end of it all you will have a straighter, more beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment can seem every daunting but with the right orthodontist and the right type of treatment, you will see results a lot quicker than you might think. Before choosing a treatment, make sure you understand what each...

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Braces Off Quicker

How To Get Braces Off Quicker

by Dr. Gemmi on March 24, 2017

You know your braces are going to give you that straighter, more beautiful smile that you have always wanted, but the wait can seem interminable while you are wearing them. While everyone keeps telling you that the final result will be worth the wait, you are getting antsy. Luckily, there is hope. If you are growing impatient with the process and just want to get those babies off, there are some ways you can speed up the process and get your braces off quicker. A big part of it is to always...

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How Acceledent Can Get You Straighter Teeth Faster

by Dr. Gemmi on March 20, 2017

Orthodontic treatment can feel like a long, drawn out, uncomfortable process. And although you know the end result of a straighter, more beautiful smile is worth it, it can feel like a daunting process at times. Do you have a big event coming up that you would love to have your braces off by? Do you feel like you’ve had your braces on forever with no end in sight? While the length of orthodontic treatments vary for each person, there are certain things you can do to accelerate the...

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Smiling Affects Your Brain

How Smiling Affects Your Brain

by Dr. Gemmi on February 28, 2017

A smile may seem like such a simple thing that we tend to overlook its importance to our physical and mental well-being. Don’t discount your smile as just a superficial feature that doesn’t really matter in the longer scheme of things. The physical act of smiling can affect everything from your mood to your health to how others perceive you. The relationship in particular between your smile and your brain is particularly complex and scientists are continuing to study the connections...

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Braces Wire Gets Bent

What Happens When My Braces’ Wire Gets Bent

by Dr. Gemmi on February 20, 2017

Braces are a great way to achieve a straighter smile, but it is a long process and sometimes there can be little hiccups along the way. Sometimes you might experience a little pain or sensitivity or get something stuck in your braces or even get the wires bent. It can be a little nerve-wracking because you don’t always know how to handle these situations? Should you make an emergency visit to the dentist or can you handle the situation at home until your next appointment? First things...

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Benefits Of Smiling

The Benefits of Smiling

by Dr. Gemmi on February 14, 2017

Did you ever really notice the power of a smile? Did you ever have a bad day that was transformed simply by someone smiling and being kind to you? Smiling is certainly infectious and can be a real mood booster. Smiling does whole lot more though and there is science to back it up. Smiling can affect your brain, your body and those around you too. The benefits of smiling are endless. Your Smile and Your Brain Scientists have found that the physical act of smile causes your brain to release...

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Why Braces Are More Than Just About Aesthetics

by Dr. Gemmi on January 27, 2017

"You need braces" are words you probably don’t want to hear from your dentist ever. Just the thought of being stuck with a metal mouth for years and not to mention the financial investment it requires is probably making your head spin. Unfortunately, too many people view orthodontics as a luxury and not a necessity because they think that having a braces is more about the aesthetics of a beautiful smile than any real health issue. They couldn’t be more wrong though. Crooked teeth and...

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Improve Your Oral Health With Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on January 19, 2017

If your dentist has recommended braces, don’t be scared away by the thought of years with a metal mouth or the financial commitment they usually entail. Braces do so much more than simply straighten your teeth for a more beautiful smile. Crooked teeth is not just an aesthetic problem. Braces not only give you a more beautiful smile, they also improve your oral health. Don’t risk having a lot of dental problems down the line. Wear braces now so that you have healthy teeth for years to...

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