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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth | SUPER FAST FACTS 2020

They help us bite, chew and talk. And they’re even responsible for our smile. Where would we be without our teeth? But for as important as they are, you probably don’t even notice them unless there’s a problem. Here are some not-so-well-known facts about your “pearly whites” that you most likely didn’t know. Let’s get cracking. Read more

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Smiles Change as you age | 3 ways to Stay Ahead

Smiles change as you age. Getting older means going through changes. No part of your body is safe from this process, including your mouth and teeth. As you grow older, you will find that different factors impact your teeth and may influence how you look. Below are some of the ways that aging impacts your mouth. In this post, we’re going to take you through the basics of why and what to do about it. Let’s get stuck in.

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How to Alleviate Discomfort (after Putting on Braces)

How to alleviate discomfort. The pain from braces can sneak up on you. When you first get your wires tightened, your teeth just feel some intense pressure on them. It’s not too uncomfortable. But soon, very soon, a more intense pain starts to set in. And that’s just the pain from the tightening. That doesn’t even touch the bone pain you may feel in your chin bone or the rub of the brackets and wires against your inner mouth.

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Braces or Invisalign… That is the Question

Considering #orthodontic treatment to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It is a big decision and one that requires research if you are considering Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Both will lead to your new smile, but the roads traveled are quite different.

Braces vs Invisalign

Everyone is familiar with braces that are available in both metal and clear ceramic brackets so let’s just discuss Invisalign. One of the primary reasons people choose #Invisalign is that they are self-conscious about wearing #braces and the aligners are nearly undetectable when worn. Most people won’t even notice you are wearing them. And, contrary to belief or despite what you have heard, your speech sounds fine to others in a very short period of time once you get used to wearing the Invisalign aligner. Read more

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Mouthguard – A Germ Infested Breeding Ground

Germs on Mouthguards Can Cause IllnessMost adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during orthodontic treatment. A mouthguard protects the braces and serves as addition protection, further reducing the possibility of tooth and jaw injury.

It is not uncommon for athletes to remove their mouthguard when playing sports and set it down, hold it in their dirty hands, or toss it into the case or Gym bag when the game is over. Do you or your kids clean your #mouthguard before popping it back into the mouth the next you play? Who knows what germs are breeding on the mouthguard when stored away that can cause illness and oral health issues? Read more

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Celebrities Embrace Wearing Braces

wearing braces Katy Perry Papandreas Orthodontics wants you to know that braces aren’t just for kids. Even celebrities enjoy the benefits that orthodontic treatment can offer and embrace traditional braces rather than invisible braces to correct their problems. Not every patient is a candidate for Invisalign or braces behind the teeth. Below are a few recognizable names who have chosen show off their treatment, even though they are in the spotlight.

Katy Perry – recording artist and pop idol Katy Perry chose metal braces and smiles proudly during photo shoots and performances. Read more

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Valentines Day Smile Makeover at Papandreas Orthodontics

Papandreas Ortho North Royalton OH Valentines DayLooking to treat yourself or someone you love to a Smile Maker for Valentines Day? There is no way to measure the magnitude of a healthy, beautiful smile. If you are looking for that special gift that allows someone to become the best possible version of themselves, orthodontic treatment is a great way to show how much you care.

The look of your smile can affect ones level of satisfaction and happiness in life. If you are uncomfortable smiling because of crowding, spacing, or are embarrassed how your smile looks … it can affect your self-esteem and impact your daily life both personally and in the workplace. Read more

Straight Scoop on Whitening Teeth – What you Need to Know

Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening kits are available everywhere today; online, over the counter, and from your dentist. Studies report that bleaching or whitening products can improve the color of teeth that stain over time. But before you decide to embark on a whitening program, Papandreas Orthodontics would like to review some facts about these products and what results you can expect. Read more

Some Halloween No No’s – No Chewy, Sticky, Hard and Crunchy

At Papandreas Orthodontics we want all our patients to have fun at Halloween. It’s all about decorations, costumes, and having a good time. But we also want to make sure you don’t have any problems with your orthodontic appliances when enjoying your Halloween goodies. Watch the video below to find out how.

The video offer patients and moms some great ideas on what sweets you can make for those wearing braces to prevent damage caused by chewy, sticky, hard, and crunching goodies. The video was created by the Food Network and the American Association of Orthodontics. Find out what kids of all ages can eat without breaking wires and brackets before and after Halloween. Read more

Celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October with a Your Healthy Smile

Orthodontic Health Month 2013You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile builds self-esteem, confidence, and influences how you present yourself to the world. Orthodontic treatment, no matter what age, is an investment in the future.

At Papandreas Orthodontics our goal is to spread the word in North Royalton, Strongsville and Hinckley OH that October is National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Orthodontics is for people of all ages. Read more