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I’ve Broken a Bracket! What do I do?

I’ve Broken a Bracket! What do I do? I’ve Broken a Bracket! What do I do?

Braces have been around for a long time – since about 1819. Even before modern braces hit the scene, people experimented with ways to straighten teeth for many centuries. Roman tombs have been unearthed with clear evidence of gold wire used to bind teeth. The earliest concept of today’s orthodontic braces comes from a book […]

Are Clear Aligners as Effective as Metal Braces for Straightening Teeth?

Are Clear Aligners as Effective as Metal Braces for Straightening Teeth? Are Clear Aligners as Effective as Metal Braces for Straightening Teeth?

When you think of straight, healthy teeth, you probably think of traditional metal braces. Metal braces have been around for a long time, have almost no risks, and very few potential side effects. They work for patients of all ages with virtually any kind of tooth misalignment or gap. With such a stellar reputation, it’s […]

Getting Your Braces Tightened: How Often You Will Need to Visit Your Port Orange Orthodontist During Treatment

Getting Your Braces Tightened: How Often You Will Need to Visit Your Port Orange Orthodontist During Treatment Getting Your Braces Tightened: How Often You Will Need to Visit Your Port Orange Orthodontist During Treatment

A regular visit to your friendly Port Orange orthodontist might seem like a tall order, especially for younger kids who aren’t used to it yet. But whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll need to attend occasional follow up appointments after you get your braces! The purpose of braces is to improve the alignment […]

A Parent’s Guide to Expanders: What to Expect When Your Child is Under Treatment

A Parent’s Guide to Expanders: What to Expect When Your Child is Under Treatment A Parent’s Guide to Expanders: What to Expect When Your Child is Under Treatment

What are expanders for braces? It can be tough to get clear answers about dental expanders for kids. First off, they’re called by all kinds of names online: Expanders for teeth, expanders for braces, and more. The technical term is orthodontic expanders, because they can only be placed by a trained orthodontist. No matter what […]

Spark Clear Aligners™ or Invisalign®: Pros and Cons of Each

Spark Clear Aligners™ or Invisalign®: Pros and Cons of Each Spark Clear Aligners or Invisalign: Pros and Cons of Each

If you have been looking at alternatives to braces, you’ve no doubt heard of Spark™and Invisalign®. Both of these brands offer clear, lightweight alternatives to traditional metal braces. They are beloved both by adults and fashion-conscious teens. They are so subtle, your Port Orange orthodontist may be the only person who knows you have them! […]

What Are Same-Day Braces? Here’s How Port Orange Parents Are Saving Time By Starting Sooner

What Are Same-Day Braces? Here’s How Port Orange Parents Are Saving Time By Starting Sooner What Are Same-Day Braces? Here's How Port Orange Parents Are Saving Time By Starting Sooner

We know – you have a busy life, and visiting the orthodontist can slide down the priority list. You’ve probably already heard there are plenty of advantages to starting orthodontic treatment early. Kids who get started earlier than their peers tend to see results sooner. They may be done with their braces in just a […]

Valentines Day Candy Checklist for Kids With Braces

Valentines Day Candy Checklist for Kids With Braces Valentines Day Candy Checklist for Kids With Braces

After Halloween, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest candy days of the year! And while it’s unusual for teachers to pass out too much candy in October, Valentine’s Day often gets a nod with a themed event in elementary schools. As the big day approaches, it’s important to know just which types of candy […]

Braces Checkup: Common Problems and Solutions for Parents

Braces Checkup: Common Problems and Solutions for Parents Braces Checkup: Common Problems and Solutions for Parents

When kids need braces, they’ll have periodic follow-up appointments with their local orthodontist. Luckily, there’s not much to worry about once braces are in place. When you visit Dr. Beauchamp, she will simply check on the braces to be sure they fit and they’re secure. X-rays or other images may be taken to make sure […]

Child Enrolled In Winter Sports? Why Braces Won’t Hold Them Back This Season

Child Enrolled In Winter Sports? Why Braces Won’t Hold Them Back This Season Child Enrolled In Winter Sports? Why Braces Won't Hold Them Back This Season

Kids who play sports are often a little bit worried about braces. They wonder whether braces will get in their way as they enjoy their favorite pastime. Not surprisingly, adults have some questions, too. Do braces make a sports accident more likely? Will an accident be worse if it happens to a kid with braces? […]

Why Wearing Your Retainer After Braces Is Essential For Maintaining Your Smile

Why Wearing Your Retainer After Braces Is Essential For Maintaining Your Smile Why Wearing Your Retainer After Braces Is Essential For Maintaining Your Smile

Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment of them all, used by people all across the United States and around the world. They’re helpful for tooth misalignments, gaps, and a whole slew of other problems that can get worse without treatment! In the old days, braces were associated with kids. It’s true children tend toward […]