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Halloween With Braces

When it comes to Halloween, one of the scariest things for orthodontist, like Dr Hassey, is all the chewy and sticky candy that is handed out to trick-or-treaters! These candies get stuck to brackets, bands, wires and sometimes even break or pull parts off! Hard,...

Elastics for braces, explained.

To help give you a better idea of why elastics are used with your braces, let us explain what they are, why they’re used and how to take care of them! What are Elastics? Elastics are used to detail your bite -- to help correct poor bites such as underbites, overbites...

What to Expect with Braces.

What You Need To Know —  You will need to get a dental clearance from your general dentist, prior to starting. Excellent oral hygiene is key. We will work together to ensure your smile is happy and healthy throughout your treatment. We will help you coordinate...

No referral needed!

If you’ve been contemplating orthodontic care for yourself or a family member, you may be wondering if you’ll have to jump through any hoops to get a referral from your dentist first...the good news is, you don’t! Most dental insurance plans don’t require a referral,...

Not Sure If You Need Braces? We Can Help!

The look of your teeth doesn’t always determine orthodontic health. A straight smile can need braces, while a slightly crooked smile might be perfectly healthy. The ultimate goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a healthy bite. Misaligned teeth are more likely...

Another reason to smile.

There are so many things that can make us smile. From seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke.  Well, we’re about to give you another reason to smile: it’s good for your health! That’s right, smiling has actual health...

Back to school with braces

It’s recommended to brush your teeth after every meal, especially while in treatment. When you’re at school though, this can prove to be easier said than done. Pack a travel kit in your backpack (like the one we provide you with the day you get your braces on), so you...

One Phase Or Two?

We tend to think of braces as a teenage experience, so it can be surprising to learn that the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children have an initial orthodontic consultation by age seven. There are certain types of orthodontic problems...

Braces Tips

Once you make the decision to get braces, there are certain responsibilities that come along with them. Regular brushing, flossing and eating a proper diet are just a few of the ways to maintain braces. Sometimes, even with the best care, wires can poke the inside of...

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