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Caring For Your Braces During Summer Break
School is about to be let out for the year and summer is almost here! For most families, that will mean kids going off to sports camp or summer camp, family vacations, and relaxing at the beach. Unfortunately, summer can also be the time that we forget and neglect our braces and orthodontic health. To avoid this, Dr. Pennella and our team at The Braces Place have put together some tips to care for your braces over the summer. We want you to enjoy your summer to the fullest without having any issues with your braces.


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Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

Once your Lexington, SC orthodontist has put the braces on your teeth, you're well on your way toward that confident new smile you'll want to show off everywhere you go! To make sure the time you spend improving your smile with orthodontic treatment goes smoothly, it's important to do everything you can to look after your braces so nothing happens that can throw your treatment off track.

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Can I Play Sports With Braces?

If you just got your braces, your orthodontist has probably already told you that you need to protect your braces, since any kind of impact that hits your braces could dislodge a bracket, bend a wire, or cause other damage. For the athletes out there, you're probably thinking to yourself that you won't be able to play sports now that you have your braces, since contact is pretty common whether its intentional or accidental. The good news is that you don't have to stop playing sports with braces, but you will need to take some precautions to make sure you protect you braces, teeth, and mouth from any injuries.

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The Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist

As your provider of braces, Invisalign, and other orthodontics in Lexington, SC, we at The Braces Place are proud to offer some of the most exceptional orthodontic care you'll find in the area. It's our goal to help you achieve a more beautiful smile through our efficient orthodontic treatments, we're more than capable of doing that. While an orthodontist differs from a dentist in many ways, these differences may not always be clear to everyone as both can sometimes offer similar services.

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Retention & Orthodontic Treatment

The day you get your braces off or when you're finished wearing your Invisalign aligners, is a great day indeed! This is when you get a good look at your amazing new smile! Dr. Pennella understands that you'll be excited once this part of your orthodontic treatment is complete. However, you're not quite done with treatment yet! The final step to any orthodontic treatment, whether it's done with braces or Invisalign is retention.

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Braces & Invisalign: The Differences

At The Braces Place, we want to do all we can for our patients in and around Lexington, SC so that they have the most comfortable and convenient treatment. For most patients, the choice of orthodontic treatment will typically come down to either braces or Invisalign. As your trusted provider of orthodontics in Lexington, we'd like to explain the differences and advantages of both braces and Invisalign.

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Welcome To The Braces Place Blog!

At The Braces Place, we are passionate about making our community a better, brighter place by doing what we do best - creating new, healthy smiles for all of the families in Lexington, SC.

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