No, Your Braces Will Not Set Off a Metal Detector at the Airport: 5 Myths Debunked

Girl debunks braces myths to learn the truth about braces

Braces have attracted their fair share of myths and misconceptions over the years—many of which may discourage people from experiencing their perfect smile. We’re here to set the record straight as we discuss and debunk some of the most common myths and reveal the truth about braces, so you can transform your smile with confidence. […]

Straight Teeth is Just the Start: Learn the Other Benefits of Getting Braces

woman learning the benefits of braces beyond straight teeth

Changing your smile isn’t just cosmetic. Sure, you want you to have the confidence to smile proudly and show off your straight, pearly whites! But there is also an incredible number of health benefits to getting braces. Our experienced orthodontists in Upstate South Carolina know that a healthy mouth is the start of a healthy […]

Do Wisdom Teeth Affect Braces?

Throughout our lives we go through different life cycles, and so do our teeth. From incisors and canines to the famous “wisdom teeth,” our teeth erupt onto the scene at different times in our lives. You may have heard the popular saying, “With age comes wisdom,” and it does, but when it comes to teeth, […]

8 Myths About Braces

8 Myths About Braces Many myths exist around braces, and surely you’ve heard a few. Whether you currently have braces, you’re done with treatment and wearing your retainer, or you’re considering orthodontic treatment, you’ve probably heard some myths: lightning can strike your braces, braces can pick up a radio signal, and braces won’t make it […]

Invisalign Vs. Braces

With so many different types of braces, how do you know which orthodontic treatment is best for you? Invisalign® and braces differ in their benefits, treatment periods, and appearance, so we provide you with options to make your treatment as comfortable and accommodating as possible. If you’re considering Invisalign Vs. Braces, we want to help […]

Are you Struggling with Maintenance of Your Braces | 11 Hacks

Orthodontists specialize in correcting misaligned teeth, commonly using braces as a tool to straighten teeth, particularly amongst younger patients. In addition to cosmetic benefits, treatment can prevent a variety of issues that may plague those with misaligned teeth. Issues including bad breath, pain and discomfort, speech impediments, gum disease, and tooth decay, are amongst many […]

My Teeth Wiggle After Braces (Weird or not weird?)

Teeth Wiggle After Braces, Is this Normal…Our teeth serve many important functions and is the center of attention when we smile. Some people are fortunate enough to be genetically blessed with perfectly straight teeth. The rest of us may need help with correcting our teeth for a variety of reasons, including dental health issues. Braces […]

Why Should I Avoid the DIY Braces Fashion (7+Reasons)

Why should I avoid the DIY braces fashion. Fashion trends come and go. And, you will find that there is always someone trying to claim that they have the latest and greatest way to give you a prettier smile. While you may be seeing lots of advertisements and videos about ways that you can turn […]

How to Take Super Care [of Your Retainers]

The time has finally arrived and your child’s braces are coming off. Bravo! Now your child will need to wear retainers to maintain those healthy, beautiful teeth. The job of retainers is to prevent your child’s teeth from moving back into their former uneven position. Now that your braces are off, you only have one […]

Oral Hygiene During Braces (How to Manage)

Oral hygiene during braces is so important to the health of your teeth. If you fail to practice good oral hygiene, you will find that you begin having issues like cavities, gingivitis, and even gum disease. When wearing braces, it is still absolutely essential that you practice good hygiene. Both the orthodontic appliances and your […]