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9 Tips for Making Braces More Affordable

by Dr. Gemmi on July 25, 2017

Most of us are not born with naturally straight teeth. It is up to our genetics and we don’t have control, but what we do have control over is what we can do to improve our oral health. Wearing braces for a few years is the best way to get that straight healthy smile you have always wanted, but for a lot of people the cost gets in the way. Traditionally braces can run from anywhere from 3,000 to 7,000 and if you have multiple kids that need braces that could really put a dent in your savings...

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Is My Kid a Good Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?

by Dr. Gemmi on July 24, 2017

It is usually the thought of having to wear braces for a few years that people dread the most when they hear the dentist say they need braces. But what if you could reduce the amount of time you have to wear them with accelerated orthodontics? If your child has a big event coming up like a dance or a graduation or even a big school interview, he or she is probably dreading having to sport a mouth full of metal during these special moments. While there is no guarantee of a specific deadline...

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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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After The Braces Are Off

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2016

NOW THAT YOUR BRACES ARE OFF, you’re ready to celebrate: you get to eat the foods you missed, it’s easier to brush, and most of all, you get to show off a megawatt smile to everyone who congratulates you for completing treatment. But there are a few things that you need to know about caring for your teeth after braces. For the most part, they’re the same things that you need to do for your teeth before and during braces, which is why our blog features tips about general dental...

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Fun Facts about Orthodontics

by Dr. Gemmi on October 8, 2015

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they don’t think “fun.” The results can be fun—having straighter teeth can make you more confident, happier, and healthier. The process itself, however, is rarely what most people think of as fun or interesting. There is usually discomfort, a little bit of pain, and a lot of appointments at your orthodontist’s office before the whole ordeal is over. That doesn’t mean, however, that braces can’t be fun. Don’t think there’s...

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Why Do People Need Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on January 30, 2015

Most people assume that the only reason to get braces is because you want straighter teeth. That is definitely one of the results of getting braces, but for many people, it isn’t the only reason or even the primary reason they get braces. Braces have a number of functions and can correct a range of problems, including cosmetic issues, but also can improve a wide number of health issues in both the dental and physical category. If you are considering getting braces and want to know whether...

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Your First Week of Braces: Getting Adjusted

by Dr. Gemmi on December 5, 2014

The first week or two of wearing braces is usually the most uncomfortable and requires the most adjustment of any other time of wearing braces. You are likely to feel a little bit sore, but the soreness does patch and eventually you may even forget that you are wearing braces. Once you’ve gotten past the first week of braces, the rest of your treatment is smooth sailing. In order to help you know what to expect and how to adjust to your new brackets, wires, and bands, we have a few tips...

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How to Maintain a Healthy Mouth While Wearing Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on September 26, 2014

Brushing your teeth while wearing braces may seem like an impossible task, especially with traditional metal or ceramic braces. The brackets and the wires make it impossible to even get near the parts of the teeth that aren’t covered by a bracket. Many people will eventually just give up trying to get their teeth clean, but this can lead to very serious consequences before and after the braces are removed. Learning the proper technique and tools to use, no matter what kind of braces...

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Carefully Clean Your Teeth Around Those Braces!

by Dr. Gemmi on March 19, 2012

DO YOU HAVE BRACES? Underneath all that metal, your beautiful pearly whites are shifting and inching closer each day toward an absolutely fantastic smile! Wouldn’t it be a shame, if once those braces came off, you had a bunch of cavities under there!?  It would be a shame! So, don’t let that happen!  Here at our practice, we care about your smile. All the gadgetry in your mouth—from the springs and the wires to the rubber bands and spacers— attract food AND plaque. It is...

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Where Will You Take Your Smile?

Where Will You Take Your Smile?

by Dr. Gemmi on February 8, 2011

IT’S TRUE... WE CHANGE OUR CLOTHES WHENEVER we have the urge. It’s easy! But when it comes to your smile, well... You take it everywhere you go. So, how do you feel about your smile? Is there something you would change if you could? Well, that’s one of the reasons Dr. Gemmi and Dr. Middleberg are available to you. In addition to their years of education, they continue to use new techniques, combined with an aesthetic eye for beauty, to give you an absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous...

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