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Simple Home Remedy to Cleaning your Retainers!

Your retainer is an important part of completing your orthodontic work, so take care of it and it will take care of you. Regardless of whether it’s made of acrylic and wire or thermoplastic, the process for cleaning your retainer should be pretty much the same.

Here is a simple and safe “Do It Yourself” Home Remedy to cleaning your retainers.

Please follow the steps and let us know how it worked for you!

1.) In a cup mix WHITE VINEGAR and WARM WATER. (Never Hot!)

2.) Soak Retainers in the vinegar [...] Read More

Do I Have To See My General Dentist during Orthodontic Treatment?

Now that you have braces you’re probably thinking dental visits are not necessary since you’re seeing Dr. Babaeian for orthodontic treatment.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s important to keep up with your regular dental visits in addition to coming in for orthodontic treatment.

 

1. Removing plaque and tartar.

Having braces provides more places for food and bacteria to hide. Eventually, plaque and tartar can form around your brackets, bands or other orthodontic appliances which can lead to cavities. Having your teeth regularly cleaned by your dentist can help ensure most, if not all, plaque and [...] Read More

Back to School Tips

The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source.

 

MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER

Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible. Point out the positive aspects of starting school.  She’ll see old [...] Read More

What is The iTero Simulator Scanner?

At Brace Connection, we are pleased to offer state of the art technology to our patients–the iTero Scanner Outcome Simulator. The Outcome Simulator in iTero Scanner creates a customized potential outcome that helps patients visualize the aesthetic, functional, and health benefits of straighter teeth with Invisalign. The Simulator is a computer application that allows our patients to view their own virtual Invisalign treatment plan. The Simulator’s unique dual view layout shows an image of your current dentition next to a simulated final position of how your teeth may look after Invisalign treatment.

Here’s how it works: We use [...] Read More