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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. 

October 5, 2020
First Days In Braces: What To Expect

The adhesive used for attaching the braces to your teeth sets rapidly at first but takes 24-hours to cure completely. You can eat anytime after leaving our office. However, we ask that you be mindful of the suggested list of foods harmful to the braces. Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of soft foods.

September 4, 2020
What Are The Differences Between Invisalign & Other Clear Aligners?

Thinking about getting orthodontic treatment? Then you’ve come to the right place. Researching your treatment options can get a bit overwhelming, but we are here to make it simple. If you have already started to look at your options, then you’ve most likely come across treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign aligners. Traditional metal braces are a good option for those with complex issues like severe overcrowding. Braces are usually made up of metal brackets and wires, but there is also a ceramic option for those looking for a more subtle tooth-colored look.

August 30, 2020
Types Of Braces & How Much They Cost

Braces are one of the most effective methods used to straighten out teeth. However, you may not know that there are actually four main types of braces: metallic or traditional braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. We will cover what they are, what each type offers, their drawbacks, and how much you could expect each type to cost. Please consult with your dentist and orthodontist beforehand to determine which is best for you or your children. Prices will vary depending on location and orthodontist.

August 4, 2020
Ten Things You Should Know About Invisalign Treatment

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well and the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. Straightening your teeth can significantly affect your overall dental health. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and/or social reasons. Or maybe you are a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution for improving your smile. Either way…Invisalign or Invisalign Teen can provide a simple way to accomplish your goals without having to put your life on hold.

July 23, 2020
Invisalign Or Braces: What Should I Choose?

There are many ways to get the perfect smile, but the most common options are Invisalign and braces. Both are great treatments, but the one obvious difference is the appearance of the two. Braces have a wire-like appearance and sit in the fronts of your teeth and are far more obvious, whereas Invisalign utilizes a set of clear plastic trays that go over your teeth and are not visible. Invisalign is great for correcting less complicated alignments for people who are looking to have a more aesthetically pleasing smile without putting as much pressure on the tooth.

July 12, 2020
Helpful Hints For Your Mara Appliance

Remember there is an adjustment period, so even though it feels awkward now, you will be used to the appliance and feeling better in a few days. Find more tips about your new MARA appliance by reading more.

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