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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.

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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Worst Candy for Braces

Posted Oct 3rd, 2017 in blog

Most kids love candy; actually, most people in general love candy. So when it comes time for you to get braces there can often be a natural conflict between candy consumption and maintaining the integrity of your braces. For that reason,...

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Help! My gums hurt when I floss!

Posted Sep 19th, 2017 in blog

By no stretch is it rare for your gums to hurt during and after flossing. Even some bleeding is to be expected. This is especially true if you have not flossed in a long time. However, if your gums do indeed hurt when you floss, and...

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Going Beyond Braces

Posted Sep 19th, 2017 in blog

At Icon Orthodontics, we aren’t just concerned with straightening your teeth and giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are also committed improving the oral health and the well-being of all our patients. Dr. Gage and...

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Star Wars Colouring Contest

Star Wars Colouring Contest

Posted Sep 14th, 2017 in events

Icon Orthodontics - Star Wars Colouring Contest - Enter today!

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How to Floss with Braces

Posted Sep 12th, 2017 in blog

The Icon Orthodontics team knows that oral hygiene is important, whether you have braces on your teeth or not. But if you are a person who wears braces, caring for your teeth and gums can become somewhat challenging. Without daily oral...

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What is malocclusion?

Posted Sep 5th, 2017 in blog

The term malocclusion refers to misalignment of teeth. You may have been born with malocclusion, so your teeth simply grew in crooked, or the misalignment and crowding of your teeth occurred over a period of time. Either way, not only...

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Does my child need two-phase treatment?

Posted Aug 29th, 2017 in blog

Two-phase orthodontic treatment involves two separate and distinct periods that your child receives orthodontic treatment. It allows your son or daughter to begin early treatment of bite and jaw problems, in order to reduce the dental...

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How can I protect my child’s teeth during sports?

Posted Aug 22nd, 2017 in blog

Sports are great for children for a variety of reasons. Children can develop their motor skills, learn how to solve conflicts and work together, and develop their work ethics. As a parent, you may recognize the benefits of sports, but...

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