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Dr. Gage wants all of his patients to stay informed about their orthodontic treatment. Read our blog to learn more about braces, Invisalign and commonly asked questions from our patients.

TMD Problems and How You Can Prevent Them

Posted Dec 12th, 2017

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones,...

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What Your Braces Rubber Band Color Says About You

Posted Dec 5th, 2017

However you may feel about having to wear braces, choosing the color of your rubber bands is sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you want to express your creativity, coordinate your braces with your outfits, or show some serious...

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Tips to Avoid Common Problems Associated with Braces

Posted Nov 28th, 2017

While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated.

Even with the best of care, braces can...

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My teeth don’t line up any more. Why?

Posted Nov 28th, 2017 in blog

If your teeth don’t line up like they used to any more, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMD. This is a term that can actually be applied to any condition that occurs because the temporomandibular...

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Ugh, Not Braces!

Posted Nov 21st, 2017 in blog

Getting your child excited about braces is a lot like: A) convincing a grumpy toddler that it’s time to take a nap? B) convincing a teenager to stop texting during dinner? C) convincing your husband to eat his peas? The answer,...

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Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

Posted Nov 14th, 2017 in blog

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand.

Mouthwash Benefits

Mouthwash comes in...

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Not-So-Sweet Sweets: The five worst candies to eat during orthodontic treatment

Posted Nov 7th, 2017 in blog

Sticky, hard, and gooey: these candies fill your dopamine receptors with spasms of sugar-filled joy, but if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment at Icon Orthodontics to straighten your teeth, then these sweets are not so sweet. While...

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My mouth is dry. What can I do?

Posted Oct 24th, 2017 in blog

Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into a panic about your health, however, a dry mouth can be a...

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Braces-Friendly Snack Ideas

Posted Oct 17th, 2017 in blog

Wearing braces limits some of the snacks you can eat. However, you still have plenty of choices for fun and healthy foods that will not harm your braces. You can even enjoy a few crunchy treats as long as you choose them carefully.

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Are you visiting the dentist during your orthodontic treatment?

Posted Oct 10th, 2017 in blog

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Gage and our team think that’s wonderful! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months, or as...

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