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With the holiday season well in the rearview mirror, we are now fully into winter.  For some that may mean skiing or getting outside to enjoy that crisp cold air.  Winter also means cold and flu season.  Here is a quick guide on how to survive the cold and flu season with braces this winter. Stay Hydrated If you are not feeling well, one of the best ways to combat the oncoming cold or flu
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Halloween can be a nightmare for braces.  Besides the dressing up, decorating, and pumpkin carving Halloween is all about the candy.  For those of you with braces, you will need to be extra careful and vigilant to ensure that your braces remain intact and undamaged this Halloween.  Here are a few tips to help you get through this Halloween. Candy Do’s and Don’ts First, let’s focus on the candy and Halloween treats that are a
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With so much positive feedback and interest generated from the first set of FAQ’s about Invisalign I felt a follow up blog was necessary.  Here are the answers to some questions you might have about how Invisalign works. How Often do I Have to Wear my Invisalign Aligners? Just because your aligners are removable doesn’t mean you can take them out and put them in whenever you feel like it.  For your Invisalign treatment to
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In some cases a beautiful smile and good bite is possible without using traditional braces.  Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, can move teeth to improve their alignment and correct some bite problems.  At Mountain Orthodontics we use a variety of different appliances to move teeth and clear aligners is one of them.  Here are some Invisalign FAQ’s to see if this treatment is right for you. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that
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Summer is finally here. That means no more school, long lazy days, hot weather and delicious barbecues and picnics.  Even with braces there is no downside to this sunny season.  If you are dreading summer barbeques because you have braces then this blog is for you.  Here are some excellent ways to enjoy all that summer has to offer while keeping your new smile on track. Summer Foods to Avoid For the most part your
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