Jessica Cohen Orthodontics Blog

Breaker, Breaker: 3 Essential Steps to Take If You Break Your Braces

May 14, 2024

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closeup on a woman’s clear braces

When you got your clear braces placed onto your teeth, they felt strong and secure. However, one day as you eat lunch, one of your brackets comes loose! What should you do? What steps should you take? Here are the things you should do if you experience an orthodontic emergency to not only address the problem but also get your treatment back on track.


Fast & Easy: The Benefits of Indirect Bonding Braces

March 15, 2024

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 young girl with braces

It’s so relaxing to order carryout from your favorite restaurant. Nothing feels better than walking in and being handed nice warm food without having to wait! Indirect bonding braces basically work the same way, allowing you or your child to begin the orthodontic process as quickly and effectively as possible. But how exactly do they work? Does the speed come with any drawbacks? This blog will cover everything you need to know and more.


6 Things You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

January 16, 2024

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Woman in dentist’s chair inserting clear alignerDid you know that 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18? The variety of treatments available has led to more adults seeking orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign. Clear aligners are a discreet and convenient solution to fix bite and alignment problems. You won’t have to deal with the appearance, discomfort, or restrictions of metal brackets and wires; however, here are 6 things you should know before getting Invisalign.


Answering the Most Common Questions About Invisalign

November 29, 2023

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Someone holding an Invisalign aligner

Over the last few decades, Invisalign has risen to become one of the most popular methods of straightening teeth for people of all ages and walks of life. Most people have likely met someone who has had Invisalign treatment, even if the discreet natures of the trays didn’t make it obvious.

However, if you’re interested in this style of orthodontics, you might realize that there’s a lot you don’t know about it. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have.


Thanksgiving With Braces On

November 15, 2023

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It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and you must be wondering – what can I eat this holiday with my braces or attachments on my teeth?

Thanksgiving with braces can still be as wonderful of an experience as it was before, and you can still eat lots of delicious foods! It may take some adjusting of your meal choices and eating habits, but here are some great tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving while still taking care of your braces!


3 Things to Keep in Mind When You Get Your Braces Off

September 6, 2023

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Smiling patient talking to a dentist

The day that people get off their braces is a magical one. After years of hard work and immaculate oral hygiene, they can finally see the smile they’ve been dreaming of all this time. It’s enormously rewarding for both the patient and their orthodontist.

However, while your journey with braces has come to an end, a brand new one is just beginning. Adapting to life without braces takes a while, but if you keep these things in mind, the transition will be much smoother.


Unseen Advantages: Discovering the Added Benefits of Invisalign

July 14, 2023

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A woman holding two Invisalign aligners in the shape of a heart.

It’s hard to understate the benefits of having a set of straight pearly whites in your mouth. The most obvious upside is the boost of confidence you gain while looking in the mirror or smiling with your friends and family, but could there be more?

Invisalign has become the go-to orthodontic solution since it was introduced in the late 90s due to its discreet nature and easy application. Twenty years later, there are still benefits of the system are still less obvious to most users. To learn more about these often overlooked advantages, continue reading.


Do You Need to Worry About Radiation from Dental X-Rays?

June 16, 2023

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Looking at a dental X-ray on a tablet

It’s probably no surprise to learn that before you can begin the orthodontic process, your orthodontist will need to capture X-rays of your teeth and jawbone. Furthermore, additional X-rays will need to be taken throughout the treatment in order to confirm that everything is proceeding as planned.

However, some patients are worried about the radiation involved with having their X-rays taken – but is this truly something you need to be concerned about? Here’s what you need to know before scheduling a consultation.


What are the Health Benefits of Straight Teeth?

May 18, 2023

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An orthodontist placing braces on a patient’s teeth

Often enough, people just get orthodontics for cosmetic reasons. That’s only natural – a crooked smile isn’t pleasant to look at! Still, were you aware that there are health benefits of straight teeth? An aligned grin actually does a lot of good for your body. Therefore, getting one would improve your overall quality of life. If you want to learn more, your Highland Park orthodontist will happily explain. Here, then, are four physical perks of nicely straight teeth.


How Long Will It Take to Get Your Straighter Smile with Braces?

February 4, 2023

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a woman happily showing her straight teeth from Invisalign

Have you always dreamed of having straight teeth? When you have a gapped or crooked smile, it can make you feel self-conscious and affect how you interact with others. Now that you have begun the journey to more aligned pearly whites with orthodontics, you can’t wait for the day to flash your new grin nonstop! But exactly how long will it take? Your dentist in Highland Park is here to tell you the average timeline and what you can do to make the most out of your treatment.

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