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When Do You Need a Permanent Retainer?

When most people think of a retainer, they think of the removable kind. But there are permanent retainers too — and they can offer significant benefits for some patients. Here’s when we might recommend a permanent retainer for you.
May 2nd, 2023

What Type of Skeletal Problems Can Orthodontic Surgery Help?

Orthodontic surgery uses special techniques to realign the jaw and optimize jaw function in people with acquired and congenital issues. Here’s how this surgery works to correct skeletal issues that affect the way you eat, speak, and breathe.
Apr 5th, 2023

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Invisalign

Invisalign® offers plenty of benefits for teens and adults who choose this method of orthodontic treatment. Knowing how to get the most from your Invisalign experience can make treatment even more enjoyable. These nine tips can help.
Mar 14th, 2023

Here's How Digital Impressions Work

Digital impressions are far more comfortable than the traditional putty-based versions, but that’s just one benefit. By capturing images in high detail, digital impressions aid in planning your treatment, as well. Here’s how they work.
Feb 10th, 2023

3 Reasons Why You May Need Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics uses advanced techniques to correct complex jaw-related issues that interfere with the way your jaw works. Here are three times when we might recommend surgery to restore normal jaw function.
Jan 12th, 2023

Are You Cleaning Your Retainer Properly?

Braces and aligners have the tough job of moving teeth into their proper positions — but it’s your retainer that helps maintain those beautiful results. Here’s how to make sure your retainer stays clean and fresh.
Dec 13th, 2022

It's Not Too Late to Improve Your Smile

You might think orthodontic treatment is just for kids and teens — but you’d be wrong. The number of adults getting braces and aligners is on the rise, and, better still, there’s no age limit for treatment. Here’s how adult treatment could help you.
Nov 10th, 2022

The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer

Once the braces or aligners have done their job, most patients want to put their orthodontic treatment behind them and move on. But wait! You still need to wear a retainer. Here’s why you don’t want to skip this important part of your treatment.
Oct 12th, 2022

7 Problems That Invisalign Corrects

Invisalign® owes much of its popularity to its clear design. But this cutting-edge system offers lots of other benefits too, including versatility. In fact, Invisalign can treat most of the same issues as traditional braces, including these seven.
Jun 1st, 2022

Who Needs Jaw Surgery?

Many bite alignment issues can be successfully treated with braces or aligners. But when the jaw is involved, surgery typically offers a better solution. Here’s when we recommend jaw surgery — and why.
May 1st, 2022

Say Goodbye to Gooey Dental Impressions Made with Putty

Impressions play an important role in orthodontic treatment, and for years that meant biting down on a mouthful of uncomfortable putty. Digital impressions have changed all that — and offer plenty of other benefits too.
Apr 6th, 2022

What to Expect When You Get Braces as an Adult

Decades ago, braces were considered a treatment reserved for teens. But today, plenty of adults recognize the benefits of having their teeth straightened. If you’re considering braces, here’s what you should know about treatment as an adult.
Mar 8th, 2022

How to Take Care of Your Retainer

Wearing a retainer is an important part of your orthodontic treatment. The good news: Retainers are easy to wear and easy to care for. Here’s how to make sure your retainer does the job it’s supposed to do.
Feb 1st, 2022

How Long Does Treatment with Invisalign® Take?

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular option for getting straighter teeth without relying on traditional braces. But what most patients wonder is, when will you see results? We have the answer.
Jan 1st, 2022

What to Expect During Your Scan for Digital Impressions

Impressions play an important role in planning your orthodontic treatment. Thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to worry about uncomfortable putty-filled trays. Here’s how digital impressions work and what to expect during your appointment.
Dec 13th, 2021

5 Benefits of Straighter Teeth

There’s no denying the aesthetic benefits of straighter, healthier-looking teeth. But cosmetic improvement is just one benefit of orthodontics. Here are five other advantages you should consider.
Sep 9th, 2021

Best Practices for Making the Most of Your Retainer

Your braces are off, so your treatment is over, right? Not so fast. Now it’s time for your retainer to go to work. Your retainer helps “lock” your teeth into their new alignment. Here’s how to make sure you get all the benefits your retainer offers.
Aug 16th, 2021

How Long Will I Need Braces?

Braces can dramatically improve the way your smile looks, and they can improve your oral health too. But even with those benefits, most patients have one big question in mind: When will my braces come off? Here’s the answer.
Jul 15th, 2021

Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth

A beautiful smile is one of the biggest benefits of having your teeth straightened — but it’s not the only one. Orthodontic treatment offers health benefits too — including these seven.
Jun 23rd, 2021

Recovering From Dental Surgery: What to Expect

Orthodontic surgery is used to correct significant jaw issues, including problems with symmetry and alignment. If orthodontic surgery is in your future, here’s what you can expect during and after your procedure.
Apr 16th, 2021

How to Brush Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Braces offer lots of benefits, like a more beautiful smile and better oral health. But brushing and flossing can take a little getting used to. The good news: With a little practice, you’ll become an expert in no time. Use these tips to get started.
Mar 16th, 2021

The Advantages of Digital Impressions

If you’re getting braces, that means you’ll also be getting impressions — models of your teeth that help guide treatment. At Freedom Orthodontics, we use digital impressions. Here are four ways we think they’re better than traditional putty molds.
Feb 16th, 2021

Orthodontics and COVID-19

Delaying orthodontic care can add months or even years to your treatment time, plus it can leave you open to other dental problems too. Here’s how we’re keeping our patients safe so they can continue to get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 17th, 2021

6 Reasons to Consider Braces

Braces aren’t just about beautiful smiles (although that’s certainly important). They offer plenty of other benefits too — for patients of all ages. Here are six reasons braces could be a good choice for your health and lifestyle.
Dec 13th, 2020

What to Do When Your Brackets Break

Brackets play an important role in your orthodontic treatment, so when one breaks, it might seem like a major problem. The good news? Broken brackets can be easily fixed. Here’s what to do if you break a bracket.
Nov 9th, 2020

Why You Shouldn't Brush Off Wearing Your Retainer

Your braces or aligners have done their job. Now it’s time to forget about orthodontics and just enjoy that beautiful smile, right? Not so fast. Wearing a retainer is part of your treatment — and if you skip it, you’ll almost certainly regret it.
Oct 13th, 2020

You're Never Too Old for Braces

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids. Plenty of adults have braces and aligners too. Still, some adults worry they might be too old for orthodontics. So, just how old is too old for braces? The answer might surprise you.
Sep 11th, 2020

The Benefits of Digital Impressions

Having impressions made is the first step in orthodontic treatment, whether you’re getting metal or ceramic braces or aligners. We offer state-of-the-art digital impressions instead of “traditional” putty impressions. Here’s why.
Aug 12th, 2020

Follow These Tips for Invisalign® Success

Getting Invisalign® is a big decision. Follow these tips on taking care of your trays, and the effort will be worth it! You’ll enjoy a straight, gorgeous smile.
Jul 16th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020