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.


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.


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.


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.