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Tips, Tricks, & News From Sacks Orthodontics

We know you have questions about orthodontics — treatments, products, dental issues, etc. We're here to give you those answers. Our blogs are created to answer some of your common questions about who we are, what we do, and how we do it. 

April 3, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

Retainers are appliances used to keep your teeth straight once your orthodontic appliances have been removed. Some retainers are cemented in place, but most are removable. The type of retainer you have been given has been chosen and designed specifically for you! Without retainers, your teeth will move back to the way they were before you received orthodontic treatment. We worked hard as a team to get your teeth straight. Let's work as a team to keep them that way!

March 22, 2021
Eating With Braces: Dos & Don'ts

g proper foods, minimizing sugar intake, and getting enough sleep are essential during orthodontic treatment. Your braces are precise appliances that can be damaged by eating hard foods. Some soft and sticky foods can cause tooth decay and loosen or dislodge your braces.

March 15, 2021
Dr. Sacks Is A Diamond Plus Invisalign Doctor! In The Top 1% of Providers!

Many patients who have an overbite take into careful consideration whether to choose a standard wire braces treatment or Invisalign to correct their smile. Some people may prefer going the more traditional route and choose wired braces, which for the most part come with much more care restrictions than Invisalign. Invisalign is able to repair a patient’s overbite and ensure a straight beautiful smile in minimal time. While it is easier to correct an overbite in younger patients, clients of all ages may use Invisalign to fix their overbite.

March 4, 2021
Can I Smoke With Invisalign?

About 15% of the population smoke cigarettes or regularly use tobacco products in the United States alone. About 50% percent of all Americans are on Invisalign treatment or highly considering it. Many of those considering Invisalign treatment are concerned about whether they can continue to smoke while wanting to straighten out their smiles. The truth is many orthodontists, and doctors highly recommend avoiding smoking at all costs due to its effects on oral and general health. 

February 21, 2021
Before & After Orthodontic Treatment

There are several benefits of having properly aligned straight teeth that most people are unaware of. Although a majority of patients who receive orthodontic treatment do so for a more confident and cosmetically attractive smile, having straight teeth can positively impact your overall oral health.

February 7, 2021
Benefits Of The iTero Scanner

The iTero scanner is one of many intra-oral scanners used in orthodontic offices. While iTero was not the first brand to introduce intraoral scanners to the world of dentistry, it is one of the most advanced, easy-to-use, and accurate scanners on the market. Although they may seem expensive, iTero scanners are worth it in the end as they provide the most accurate information in a matter of minutes. Additionally, it is safer than any other machine as it does not expose patients to radiation like other scanners.

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