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Here's a helpful website for you to visit as you are undergoing orthodontic treatment by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have lots of important information about everything relating to braces, including myths and facts of orthodontics, tips for a better orthodontic experience, and cool webisodes about orthodontics.

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Important problems can be fixed by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. The goal of orthodontic treatment, which may include the use of braces, retainers, and aligners, is to straighten your teeth. Treatment often starts in the pre-teen or teenage years, but adults may also need orthodontic treatment. The treatment can feel like a chore that lasts for several months or a couple of years, but it can fix important problems.

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Here's how you retain your smile after Invisalign treatment from your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to take care of your teeth to keep your beautiful smile. Keeps these things in mind when you think about your oral care routine.

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There are a few things you should not do with your braces says your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. When you get your braces, we will also give you a list of foods you should not eat and things you should not do. Pay particular attention to these items to keep your teeth and braces safe.

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Invisalign is gaining traction as a sought-after treatment by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Unlike traditional braces, which require the placement of brackets on teeth and the connection of unsightly wires, Invisalign works nearly invisibly (as its name suggests). Particularly for those who do not wish to draw attention to their orthodontic work, Invisalign provides an attractive solution.

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Choosing the colors of your rubber bands is one exciting part about wearing braces from your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Orthodontists place elastic bands, or ligatures, over each bracket to secure the archwire in place. These rubber bands may be individual or connected, depending on your mouth’s needs. You have the option of choosing the color of your elastics, which are changed about once every month at every visit.

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It's the big day and your braces are finally coming off! Does that mean you are completely done? Not so fast! After you complete your treatment, it is highly recommended you wear a retainer by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Retainers must be worn routinely after treatment in order to hold your teeth in their proper, new position while your gums, ligaments and bones adapt.

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Sticky, hard, and gooey candies are not a good idea for people with braces says your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Although these candies may fill your dopamine receptors with spasms of sugar-filled joy, if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, then these sweets are not so sweet.

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Here's a few hygiene tips to follow during Invisalign treatment by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA. Caring for your smile while wearing Invisalign goes beyond just waiting for your teeth to get straighter. It involves cleaning your teeth regularly and thoroughly to prevent tooth decay.

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How do teeth move with braces by your orthodontist Dr. Allen Davis at Escondido Orthodontics in North San Diego County, CA? Although teeth seem to be solidly fixed in their sockets (at least they don’t wobble when we chew!), all teeth can easily be moved if a board certified orthodontist attaches brackets and wires to them called braces.
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