Giving smiles

If You See a Friend Without a Smile; Give Him One of Yours. – Proverb

Whenever we see someone who is not smiling, we should assume that such a person needs to be cheered up. The person may be experiencing family troubles, financial hardships, disappointment, hunger, thirst, headache or a number of other issues. Sometimes, the only thing we can give another person is a smile back to comfort him or her. Giving smiles is a wonderful gesture, and it can brighten up another person’s day almost as much as the sun can if it’s sincere. In fact, a smile to friends and from friends is one of the best ways that a person can tell that he has friends.

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Can I Wear Braces if I’m Pregnant?

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The dentist is the first person we remember when we need help for our teeth however there are kinds of help that they’re unable to provide. While your teeth are clean and strong, they may not be in the proper alignment. Whether you have an issue with your bite, spacing, or your teeth are simply not straight, there is nothing that you can do on your own to fix this situation. You need to seek the professional help of an orthodontist to correct the alignment of your teeth. You are open to the idea of getting braces and want to know about your options, but you have one concern. You want to know if being pregnant with braces will pose any kind of problem to your baby on the way.

Pregnant with Braces is Not an Issue

Don’t let getting braces while pregnant worry you. As long as your orthodontist believes that you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, you can be pregnant and wear braces. Braces involve treatment of your teeth with the use of wires and brackets or plastic aligners to get the desired results. There is no reason to be worried about your baby while you are trying to achieve a beautiful smile, although you need to be on guard for certain concerns.

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Before You Put on a Frown, Make Absolutely Sure There Are No Smiles Available – Jim Beggs

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Frown do not need to be your go-to expression because there are so many smiles to go around. It might not be common knowledge, but a smile can make someone feel good. A smile can be quite powerful, and all one has to do is unleash it, which is one reason why orthodontists do what they do.

A healthy smile is an available smile, but some people feel they need to hide their smile.

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Three Reasons Your Orthodontic Braces Are Still On

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2017

Braces aren’t just for teenagers anymore since millions of teens and adults have braces on their teeth every single day. Braces and orthodontic work can help align your teeth and make your smile more appealing. The specific amount of time a person needs to wear braces is obviously going to differ from one individual to the next. Some people are able to wear braces for only six months while others are in them for two or even three years. Knowing why you’re wearing braces and why they may still be on will help you put the effort and energy into your orthodontic treatment to get the most out of it.

FAQ

What are the Benefits of Braces?

Whether you’ve been fitted for traditional metal braces or are wearing Invisalign, having braces is a wonderful option for people who want to improve the look of their smile. Your smile is normally going to be the first thing a person notices about you, so it’s pretty obvious that you’ll want to put a bit of time and attention into your teeth if you feel they could use it.

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Overbite

What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite?

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If you have an overbite, it can be really frustrating. While a minor overbite might not be much of a concern and can even be attractive if it creates a cute pout, a major overbite can make you extremely self-conscious. You can’t correct this kind of a problem with your teeth on your own. If you are thinking about fixing overbite issues, an orthodontic treatment is a solution. While you are open to the idea of seeking professional help from braces fixing overbite problems, you might wonder what will happen to your lips when you get braces. You can see the effect of your overbite on lips, pushing them out further. You would want to be prepared for the change after an orthodontic treatment.

What’s the Connection Between Braces, My Overbite, and My Lips?

An overbite will thrust your lips forward. The more pronounced your overbite is, the more your lips will puff out. If you like having full lips that form an attractive pout, you may be concerned about braces if they are going to change the appearance of your lips. You can expect your lips to appear less pronounced after the orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist can give you a clear understanding of the changes that will happen to the structure of your face and lips when you are undergoing an overbite treatment at the orthodontist’s office. You can look at photo galleries of previous patients to visualize what will happen to you.

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Gratitude

Smile and Gratitude Will Make You Stronger

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Potential of a Smile

If your mood is low because your crooked teeth are hiding behind your smile; or if you are caught up in a frown hiding your potential to glow with a smile, a visit to an orthodontist is the answer. It is never too late to set your teeth straight, and an orthodontist goes beyond the mile, with a smile, to prepare for a stronger smile.
Do not underestimate the power of wearing a smile. Smiles can:

  • Send positive messages
  • Open doors of opportunity
  • Display your mood
  • Reduce stress
  • Show confidence
  • Stimulate your brain
  • Be good for the soul
  • Make you more attractive

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The Greatest Self Is a Peaceful Smile, That Always Sees the World Smiling Back. – Bryant H. McGill

Bryant H. McGill left a peaceful quote that challenged us to not only be kind to ourselves but also to change our perspectives. He said that having peaceful smile reflections on the inside and out is the best version of ourselves that we can be. A peaceful smile is such a wonderful thing because it indicates that you have an inner peace that many people in the world never get to experience. If you can reach to the point of having an inner peace even for one moment, then you have achieved an amazing thing.

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Be Confidently Beautiful With a Smile [Smile Quotes]

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Team Demas Orthodontics Helps People Smile with Confidence

Studies show that people who feel confident about their smile are more successful on both a personal and professional level. A first impression is a lasting one, and when someone smiles with confidence, it reflects how they feel about themselves. Team Demas Orthodontics is changing their patients’ lives by giving them a confident smile that they can be proud of.

Orthodontic Treatments

The modern world of orthodontics has made it easier than ever before to treat the following:

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Top 14 [Foods] to Avoid While Wearing Braces

While wearing braces, it can be a challenge to maintain excellent oral hygiene. The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful, healthy smile. If you don’t continue to practice great oral hygiene, you can end up with decay or gum disease. During orthodontic treatment, you will want to avoid anything that could delay treatment like having brackets pop off or having bands loosen.

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Foods to Avoid

It is important to avoid certain foods while wearing braces so that treatment is not prolonged and oral hygiene stays impeccable. These foods include:

  • Popcorn
  • Hard candy
  • Corn on the cob
  • Whole Apples
  • Ice
  • Beef jerky
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Sticky candy
  • Bagels
  • Nuts
  • Sugary sweets
  • Soda and
  • Inedible objects

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Invisalign

Are Traditional [Braces] Cheaper than Invisalign?

LAST UPDATED: MAY 23, 2017

If you are wondering if traditional braces are cheaper than Invisalign, the answer is generally yes. Of course the actual cost of whatever option you choose will vary based on factors such as how long you will be wearing them, but traditional braces will generally run you less money than invisible aligners. The reason for this is that Invisalign is more high maintenance. With traditional braces, you will generally need to go in for adjustments about once every month. The orthodontist will adjust the wiring, which is fairly cheap itself, and that will be it. Because it is an older technology, it was designed so that keeping the braces fitted to your teeth entails a lot less work on the part of the orthodontist.

In contrast, with Invisalign, you will need to go in about once every two weeks to get a new mold for your teeth. These molds will have to be changed each time you go in (since the aligners that you are wearing are shifting your teeth and they will not be in the same positions that they were in even two weeks ago). Once the impressions from your teeth are acquired, they will be sent to a lab that will make the actual molds that you will be wearing. The constantly changing molds will make it so that your teeth are constantly shifting closer to the positions in which you want them, but it also means more work for your orthodontist, and more resources consumed for everyone involved. As such, it will naturally be more expensive than traditional braces.

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