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17 Soft Food Ideas For Memorial Weekend

Dr. Richard Webster

Is this your first Holiday with braces? Do you have a family gathering and are now worried about what they’ll be serving up to eat? Don’t worry! This is not the end of the world, just an opportunity to start eating some new things…

To prevent the most damage to your braces, we recommend that you avoid all hard and crunchy foods like chips, popcorn, nuts, crispy bacon, hard cookies/candy, pizza crusts, certain fruits and vegetables, and so forth.

We’ve handpicked some food ideas for you this Memorial Weekend.

And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for more Braces Friendly Food Ideas


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BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH BRACES

Dr. Richard Webster

Brushing your teeth with braces

Brushing your teeth with braces, especially after you’ve first gotten them, can be a challenge. Have you ever thought, “If I had known then what I know now….” or “If I had my life to live over again I would change……”?


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Metal Braces

Dr. Richard Webster

Rubber bands are used to apply pressure to your teeth to move them into the proper position.New heat-activated archwires (respond to your body heat) move your teeth faster, and are much less painful than archwires used in the past.


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To Join Or Not To Join

Dr. Richard Webster

Hey Y’all! I don’t know about you but when I get sick it is terrible! Not only is flu season here, but all this Las Vegas wind is making allergies act up. I hope everyone is drinking lots of water. I’ve found Alka-Seltzer helps a ton when I get sick. It especially helped with the dry, raspy voice I had going on for a couple of days.


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4 Things To Consider When Choosing a Great Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

I never had orthodontic treatment while growing up in Las Vegas but I had two siblings who got braces from the same orthodontist. I don’t know how my mom particularly chose that orthodontist but I bet she made her decision based mostly on the fact that all of my friends got their braces from the same doctor. “Word of mouth” is still huge in today’s world and that fact will probably never change.  Although in today’s world, “word of mouth” might now be considered YELP, Facebook or Google+. So how did this word of mouth start about this particular orthodontist. What made him and his office so good that started this “forest fire” of referrals among family and friends?


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FREE Invisalign iTero Scanner Night – April 27th

Dr. Richard Webster

Everyone knows that having straight teeth improves your smile! The fact is that crooked or misaligned teeth can affect your overall health. Teeth left untreated can lead to periodontal disease and create huge amounts of stress on your teeth and jaws. This can lead to jaw, ear, and headaches. Did you know that a long lasting headache can be result of bad teeth?


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FREE Teeth Scan

Dr. Richard Webster

FREE Teeth Scan

Have you ever wanted to change your smile? Let us show you what your smile can look like.

See your before and after images within 15 minutes!


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10 Photos Everyone Who Grew Up With Braces Will Understand

Dr. Richard Webster

So, you know you’re going to have braces for the next couple of years and you’ve heard that you can choose rubber bands from several colors. But what color should you choose? There are two types of elastic or rubber bands that go around each bracket that hold the arch wire in place, and are used to push or pull teeth in a particular direction. In other words, they help the alignment of your teeth.


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