Jessica Cohen Orthodontics Blog

Wondering How Long It Takes for Braces to Straighten Your Teeth? Read This!

October 1, 2021

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Are you insecure due to crooked or gapped teeth? Then you’ve probably considered getting braces on more than one occasion. Nowadays, orthodontic treatment is more discreet, comfortable, and convenient than ever before. Plus, your braces treatment time may not be as long as you might think! Keep reading to learn the average and what you can do to speed up the process.

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3D Scanning iTero Scanner: The Benefits and Applications Explained

June 29, 2021

Filed under: Invisalign — jessicacohen1 @ 10:29 am

Gone are the days of messy impressions and drooling out of the side of your mouth while you wait for someone to remove the putty mold. Yes, 3D scans are here.

In the world of orthodontics, models play an important role. Thankfully, 3D scanning replaces the need for physical molds of your teeth. That way, orthodontists can plan your treatment and make plan adjustments as you progress digitally.

There are a lot of reasons why 3D scanning makes orthodontist offices more efficient and comfortable for patients.

Let’s go into why we decided to make the switch!

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Top 10 Foods to Eat and Avoid with Braces

April 5, 2021

Filed under: Braces — jessicacohen1 @ 1:48 pm

Did you know that people with straight teeth are perceived as being more successful and smarter?

While we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, that doesn’t mean that we don’t. Having straight teeth is something that can lead us to feel more confident in our smiles and our looks. For that reason, it’s no wonder it is so common for people to have braces at some point in their lives.

While having braces has a long list of benefits, it does mean that you have to sacrifice some time, attention, and energy to the cause. Keeping your braces clean and in good shape is important to keep your treatment on track. As a part of that, there are certain foods you shouldn’t eat while you have braces on.

What foods should you eat and avoid while you have braces? Let’s take a look at the top ten foods in each category.

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How to Brush and Floss Properly With Braces

January 7, 2020

Filed under: Braces — jessicacohen1 @ 3:40 pm

Brushing and flossing with braces can be a challenge, but we are here for you.

Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day.

Always use a soft toothbrush. Start brushing on the upper right using small circular motions.

Make sure to Angle the toothbrush to brush above and below the braces.

Slowly work your brush toward the front teeth and over to the left side. Also, brush the insides of the teeth and biting surfaces.
Next, use the same circular motion and angling techniques to brush the lower teeth. It may take longer than the typical two minutes to ensure all teeth and braces have been thoroughly cleaned. Take your time.

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Braces or Invisalign – Which Should You Choose?

November 21, 2019

Filed under: Braces,Invisalign — jessicacohen1 @ 8:38 am

Now that you have made a great decision to straighten your teeth, you need to choose the best method to approach this.

As many people know the two most popular methods are Braces and Invisalign.

In this article, we are going to address some of the pros and cons of each option to help you make your decision effortlessly.

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10 Reasons Why Adults Should Consider Getting Braces

October 14, 2019

Filed under: Braces — Tags: — jessicacohen1 @ 7:17 pm

Everyone wants that 1000 watt, million-dollar, Hollywood smile. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come naturally to all of us.

As an adult in particular, having dental issues like misalignment can have huge negative implications, not only on your health but also your social life. Therefore, you cannot afford to ignore the problem.

Of course, the thought of getting your teeth realigned as a grownup is not very inviting. I mean, who wants to be in their thirties or forties with a teen brace-face smile, right?

However, the decision to get your teeth straightened is one that could change your life, so don’t dismiss it just yet. To put things in perspective, here are 10 of the benefits of adult braces in Highland Park, IL.

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The Top 10 Secrets For Choosing The Best Invisalign Provider Near You

July 1, 2019

Filed under: Orthodontic Care — jessicacohen1 @ 6:45 pm

If you are thinking about making a considerable investment in Invisalign treatment, you want to be sure to do a good amount of research on the available providers to choose from. After all, the provider you end up choosing can dictate the kind of results that you are able to get out of your treatment.

If you are looking for someone that specializes in Invisalign, there are some secrets that you should be using to find the right provider to select.

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When Should You Take Your Child to See the Orthodontist?

Filed under: Orthodontic Care — jessicacohen1 @ 6:34 pm

Do you think your child might need to see an orthodontist?

If you have noticed that your child’s teeth are crooked, overlapping, or even spaced out too far with significant gaps between different teeth, you likely have some concerns.

Knowing when to take your child to see the orthodontist can make such a difference because help is available for all kinds of orthodontic issues that children may experience from time to time.

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Will My Child Still Be Able to Enjoy Their Favorite Foods and Activities When They Have Braces?

Filed under: Foods,Orthodontic Care — jessicacohen1 @ 3:16 pm

By the time a child is seven years old, he or she should have a check-up to see how their teeth are doing.

At this time, you may be presented with the information that your young one may need braces to correct their teeth. If this happens, no doubt you will want to know if they will be able to continue their lifestyle and enjoy their favorite activities and food once braces are placed in their mouth.

Fortunately, there are a variety of braces to fit the needs of every child.

Some orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign can be removed, while some oral conditions do require braces to stay in place.

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