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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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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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