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What is Dental Wax & How to Use It

What is Dental Wax & How to Use It If you’re just starting your journey with braces, it’s natural to need help understanding the purpose of dental wax for braces. Unlike candle wax or similar substances, dental wax is clear, pliable, and made of natural

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How To Convince Your Teen To Get Braces

How To Convince Your Teen To Get Braces Most teens work hard to maintain their image. They worry that braces will look awkward or affect their confidence. Fortunately, today’s appliances are much more advanced and fashionable than ever. Smaller, sleeker components in modern devices allow

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How to Make Braces Hurt Less

How to Make Braces Hurt Less Braces are an effective and reliable method for improving your smile’s health. Many braces systems use brackets, archwires, and elastic bands to shift your teeth into the desired position. During treatment, your orthodontist will periodically adjust your wires to

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How Loose Brackets Happen and How To Fix Them

How Loose Brackets Happen and How To Fix Them Braces work to align your teeth and deliver an outstanding, healthy smile. The process takes some time, and unexpected setbacks like loose brackets occasionally slow your progress to a shiny, new smile.  If you experience a

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How Do Invisible Aligners Work?

How Do Invisible Aligners Work? Invisible aligners, such as Invisalign, are a revolutionary orthodontic appliance that discreetly aligns your teeth. Our patients love clear aligners because the durable trays provide freedom, ease, and state-of-the-art design. People won’t even notice you’re getting treatment! At Hess Orthodontics,

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Top 10 Benefits of Invisalign®

Top 10 Benefits of Invisalign Invisalign clear aligners have revolutionized orthodontic care. These durable custom aligners blend so seamlessly into the teeth, people won’t even know you’re getting orthodontic treatment! Invisalign is perfect for patients who want to improve the look and function of their

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Should I Get Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Invisalign?

Should I Get Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Invisalign? So, you’ve decided to get Invisalign for yourself or your child! These revolutionary clear aligners are a virtually invisible way to glow up your smile. It’s natural to have questions about how wisdom teeth could affect your

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How Often Are Orthodontic Appointments?

How Often Are Orthodontic Appointments? Scheduling regular orthodontic appointments is one of the best ways to ensure your treatment stays on schedule. During these visits, your orthodontist will check your progress, make adjustments, and assess the health of your teeth and gums.  It’s completely normal

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Why More Adults Are Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Why More Adults Are Getting Orthodontic Treatment Recently, you may have noticed that more and more of your friends or colleagues are wearing Invisalign or braces. It’s no surprise then that orthodontic treatment is becoming more popular with adults. According to the American Association of

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How To Choose An Orthodontist

How to Choose an Orthodontist Picking the right orthodontist isn’t always an easy decision. Even within the same family, each patient has their own unique needs, and it might be difficult to find an orthodontist that can meet all the necessary requirements. Still, only you

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