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Benefits of Damon Braces for a Beautiful Smile

Damon brackets are a type of bracket known as self-ligating (or self-binding). With conventional braces, the wires are held in place by ligatures or o-rings that secure them to the brackets (the metal pieces attached to the teeth). With self-ligating braces, part of the bracket itself holds the wire in place without the need for […]

Do clear braces really work?

Have you ever rejected something new because you figure it can’t possibly work as well as the original?  We’ve all done that at one time or another.  Sometimes, we don’t trust the new technology; in other cases, we just feel a strong attachment to the original. Despite our bias against the new version, it may […]

How is technology improving orthodontics?

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate in many aspects of daily life – including your visit to the orthodontist’s office.  Owl Orthodontics is embracing technology to provide you with the most comfortable and effective dental care. If you need to schedule an appointment, you can do that online at www.owlortho.com. On our website you […]

Tips to care for your braces

Scenario: You’re leaving the orthodontist’s office.  Congratulations!  Today is your first day with braces.  Now what?  How do you care for them – and yourself? The first thing to remember is that Owl Orthodontics provides the information you need to be safe and comfortable.  If you follow these directions, you will reduce the likelihood of […]

10 foods that don’t agree with braces

When you get braces, you realize pretty quickly that some foods are more difficult to eat.  Even something as simple as a sandwich can be a challenge because the bread gets caught in the brackets.  If you already have braces, you’ve encountered some other foods that were much easier to eat in your pre-braces days. […]

Planning for the cost of braces

What is the greatest benefit of braces?  Straighter teeth?  An improved smile?  Although these are among the benefits of braces, the greatest benefit is a healthier mouth.  When teeth are straight, they work better.  This is not surprising, really.  Imagine a mouth with one or more of the following issues: crooked teeth, crowding, overbite, crossbite, […]

What are the benefits of clear ceramic braces?

If you have dental issues and are considering braces, you may wish that you had the option of keeping your appearance relatively the same.  Wouldn’t it be nice to straighten your teeth while concealing your orthodontic treatment? New orthodontic innovations allow you to do just that.  There is one option that may be less familiar […]

Cool ways to personalize your braces

If you are getting braces, you may have the feeling that you will be stuck with the same braces everyone else has.  You are your own person, so shouldn’t your braces reflect that?  Yes, they should – and there are ways to make them unique. To begin with, it is important to note that if […]

Innovative technology provides a range of options in braces

Braces may seem like a relatively modern invention, but people have been attempting to straighten their teeth for several thousand years. Shortly after the invention of the mirror, ancient Greeks began using crude tools in a determined effort to improve their smiles. Fortunately, technology has evolved considerably in that time.  Today, when people need braces, […]