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Advantages of Orthodontic Rubber Band Elastics

Have you heard Dr. Douglas say: always wear your elastics? Ever wonder why? Elastics or orthodontic interarch elastics help orthodontist’s grip the top teeth to your bottom teeth for various kinds of bite correction. Extra oral elastics may also be worn for orthopedic movements. Wearing rubber bands can improve how you chew, and they can… Read more »

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Tips for Travelling With Braces

Summer is upon us and you’ve got your bags packed! But wait, do you need to bring anything in particular while away? If you are planning on travelling with braces or Invisalign, let Dr. Brent Douglas know in advance. This way he can make sure you’re scheduled for an appointment either close to when you’re… Read more »

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Braces-Friendly Recipe: Baked Ravioli Pasta

Back in November, we shared our first braces-friendly recipe – the berry smoothie. Smoothies are a great option for a delicious meal in a glass – especially after getting your braces on and/or adjusted. This month, we turn to more of a complete meal recipe that is a great fit for family dinners. Introducing our… Read more »

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What is the Purpose of an Orthodontic Observation or Recall Appointment?

Moms and dads have busy schedules. Picking their children up from school and taking them to the orthodontist is no small task. Sometimes the appointments are very short and seemingly meaningless. One of these appointments is the observation or recall visit. These appointments are usually less than 15 minutes and many wonder if they are… Read more »

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