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Back To School Basic Braces Survival Kit

Dr. Richard Webster

Are You Keeping Your Braces Survival Kit With You?

Can you believe that the summer is almost over? Making the transition back into the early morning routine to head back to school may be challenging I’m sure! Exciting thing is that you get to go school shopping! So, while you’re shopping don’t forget to prepare for  your back to school braces survival kit.


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When should I see an Orthodontist?

Dr. Richard Webster

When should you or your child see an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that everyone by age 7 have an orthodontic consultation. Most people at this age don’t need any orthodontic treatment at that young of an age, but there are problems that can be much easier addressed if diagnosed that early by a qualified 


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Where In The World Is Dr. Webster?

Dr. Richard Webster

Let The Adventures Begin!

It doesn’t matter if you are crossing the street or traveling across the globe – take Dr. Webster with you! Each photo that you send us will be entered into our contest. You can be sitting by the beach or posing in front of a famous landmark. Use your imagination, and be creative! 🙂


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Your Guide To Different Types Of Braces – Damon Braces

Dr. Richard Webster

What Are Damon Braces?

Damon braces are just like traditional metal braces, but Damon brackets are the type of brackets known as self- ligating. To “ligate” means to bind or tie. These braces are held together by o-rings that secure brackets to move naturally with your teeth. Braces are attached to memory wire that connects slide brackets. They are then set to move your teeth gradually, tightening over time. The process uses less force than traditional braces, which often require supplemental treatment through tooth extractions and palatal expanders.


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Remember To Pack These When Going On Vacation …

Dr. Richard Webster

It’s Vacation Time…

So… You have braces. You are summer ready and planning for some time away. Your vacation should be fun and games, so don’t get caught forgetting to pack the important stuff.

We want you to have a fun and safe summer, be adventurous, and create great memories! Let us help get you started… Stop by the Webster Orthodontics office to pick up a mini hygiene kit before leaving for vacation.

If you are planning to be gone an extended amount of time (6-8 Weeks), it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with us. Dr. Webster may be able to detect any problems before you start to notice anything wrong.


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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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