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Although there are many different brace options available, two of the most popular are Invisalign and the traditional braces.  Here is an overview of each and some of the advantages of Invisalign and traditional braces. Invisalign At Mountain Orthodontics, an Invisalign treatment plan will be specifically designed for you by Dr. Ball.  Clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, includes a series of aligners which apply pressure to gradually move teeth to the desired position.  Aligners
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July 18, 2018

Help – My Braces Hurt

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The end result of your treatment is a beautiful smile and straight teeth. To get to this end goal, your teeth need to be adjusted and moved. This process can cause some discomfort and soreness. Usually, this discomfort will subside after the first week, but what do you do during this initial stage of discomfort? Here are some tips on how to deal with this discomfort. Eat Soft Foods The best advice – eat soft
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May 16, 2018

Summer – The Best Season for Braces

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The long sunny days can only mean one thing – summer is finally here.  Not only is summer synonymous with outdoor adventures and activities it is also an easy season to get your child in for orthodontic appointments and, if necessary, braces. School’s Out The end of school means more free time and fewer scheduled appointments, academics, and sporting events.  A less rigorous schedule allows for flexibility to accommodate the longer appointment that is needed
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March 12, 2018

How to Prevent Gum Disease While in Braces

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Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror Braces can make it more difficult to maintain ideal oral hygiene, which in turn can lead to gum disease and cavities. Here are some tips on how to prevent gum disease during your orthodontic treatment. Proper Dental Hygiene There is no magic bullet when it comes to preventing gum disease. Instead, I tell my patients that the best way
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