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Chapsticks We Love for Braces

May 31st, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

It may be hard to stay excited about the amazing new smile you’re working on when every time you try to smile now the dry skin on your lips pulls and cracks. Chapped lips are common with braces, especially when you first get them, but relief is on its way! There are many things you […]

Flashback Friday: Before and After Braces

May 26th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

The summer before your senior year in high school, you’re sent out to a portrait studio with a bunch of your classmates, asked to don a fancy drape, and smile. Senior portraits are supposed to be exciting, but for me they were a nightmare. I’d always hated my smile, and I knew this photographer would […]

How to Take Care of Those Pesky Canker Sores

May 19th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Spring can be a busy time, whether you’re studying for final exams, planning out a summer vacation, or diving into a deep clean. Of course, it’s hard to stay focused on anything else when you develop a canker sore. Stress is thought to be one of the main causes of these pesky, painful ulcers, but […]

How to Thank Mom for Investing in Your Smile!

May 12th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Take a moment to think about how much your mom has done for you. It’s a lot, isn’t it? Especially when it comes to your smile—she’s taught you how to take great care of your teeth and encouraged you to do it (even when you really didn’t want to), she’s taken you to your orthodontist […]

Braces-Approved Mexican Foods in Honor of Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

On Cinco de Mayo, we all love to join in the celebration of Mexican culture! Parades, music, food, and dancing… and, of course, the amazing cuisine. If you’re sporting braces this Cinco de Mayo, you may be worried about missing out on your favorite foods—what will you do without the hard, crunchy tortilla chips, tacos, […]

Braces-Approved Mexican Foods in Honor of Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

On Cinco de Mayo, we all love to join in the celebration of Mexican culture! Parades, music, food, and dancing… and, of course, the amazing cuisine. If you’re sporting braces this Cinco de Mayo, you may be worried about missing out on your favorite foods—what will you do without the hard, crunchy tortilla chips, tacos, […]

Ecofriendly Orthodontia and Recycling

April 26th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Now is the perfect time to take an extra moment to be thankful for our planet and reconsider the way we use its resources. Perhaps you’re thinking about saving energy (and cutting down on that electric bill before the summer heat hits) by turning off the TV for a few more hours or investing in […]

How to Get a Gleaming Smile for Family Easter Photos

April 21st, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Easter is the perfect time for a new family photo, when everyone is together in their nicest new clothes, happy and celebrating in the fresh spring weather. But if you’re nervous about showing off those (maybe less than) pearly whites for your pictures, we’ve got some tips for all ages and stages of the orthodontic […]

Easter Candy that Won’t Clog Your Braces

April 9th, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

You knew from the first day of braces that candy is pretty much a no-go; you were warned about the sticky mess hard, gooey candies can make of your new gear, and you’ve been pretty good about it so far. But it’s Easter, and with Easter comes so much yummy candy; how can you resist? […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Mouth

March 31st, 2017 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Spring has finally arrived—the birds are chirping, the insects are buzzing, Alabama’s yearly yellow tsunami of pollen is already on the horizon (and the hood of your car). Now, of course, is also the time of year that we dust off our work clothes and get ready to freshen up the caves we’ve been hibernating […]

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