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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Getting a new crown is a common procedure to replace a decayed tooth, broken tooth, or to complete the dental implant process. While many people are happy with the outcome of their dental crowns, sometimes the color, shape, or size may be incorrect, leading to a less-than-seamless smile. Our expert for metal braces in Alabaster explains how the process works and what to do if you are unhappy with your outcome.  How is a Crown Made? When you go in to start your procedure, your tooth will be...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Invisalign® in Hoover Expert Explains Classes Of Malocclusion

Occlusion is the term used to describe how the upper and lower teeth align and fit together. In a healthy mouth, the upper teeth fit just over the lower teeth. When the teeth don’t align as they should, it is called malocclusion, or a bad bite. There are different...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Metal Braces in Alabaster: White Teeth & Braces

Some people experience discoloration of their teeth around their brackets throughout the course of treatment with traditional braces. This is a common occurrence that can lead to unevenness in tooth color after your braces are removed. Thankfully, there are steps you...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Invisalign® in Hoover Expert Explains Classes Of Malocclusion

Occlusion is the term used to describe how the upper and lower teeth align and fit together. In a healthy mouth, the upper teeth fit just over the lower teeth. When the teeth don’t align as they should, it is called malocclusion, or a bad bite. There are different...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Metal Braces in Alabaster: White Teeth & Braces

Some people experience discoloration of their teeth around their brackets throughout the course of treatment with traditional braces. This is a common occurrence that can lead to unevenness in tooth color after your braces are removed. Thankfully, there are steps you...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Four Ways to Conquer Your Fears About Dental Appointments

For some of us, going to the orthodontist or dentist is as terrifying as an episode of “American Horror Story” or the latest slasher/zombie apocalypse/haunted mansion movie. In fact, according to All About Counseling, an estimated 14% of Americans get the heebie...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

The Skinny on Same-Day Braces

As human beings, we spend a lot of time waiting. Behind the lady with twenty bags of cat litter who isn’t quite sure how to operate self-checkout. In carpool lines that seem to span the entire afternoon. At restaurants on Friday nights because, against our better...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Thank Mom for Investing in Your Smile!

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Post-Braces Maintenance: How to Keep Your Teeth Straight

You’ve done it! Your braces are off, and your teeth are free. While you’re admiring your new look, make sure these tips and tricks feature into your new routine—you don’t want to undo all that hard work! Remember Your Retainer You may have a friend who wore their...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

You Don’t Need Luck for a Healthy Smile

On St. Patrick’s Day, they say everyone is Irish—but you don’t need the luck of the Irish all year round to have healthy teeth and gums! Following these daily tips and tricks will keep your smile healthy, no four-leaf clovers required. Brush Effectively Not only...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Kissing with Braces: It Happened to Me!

So February 14 is approaching—you know who you’re going to ask to be your Valentine and how you’re going to do it (a personal, quiet approach instead of your original flash mob idea), you’ve considered all possible culinary disasters and picked out a romantic, but...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Four Ways to Conquer Your Fears About Dental Appointments

For some of us, going to the orthodontist or dentist is as terrifying as an episode of “American Horror Story” or the latest slasher/zombie apocalypse/haunted mansion movie. In fact, according to All About Counseling, an estimated 14% of Americans get the heebie...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Thank Mom for Investing in Your Smile!

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...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Post-Braces Maintenance: How to Keep Your Teeth Straight

You’ve done it! Your braces are off, and your teeth are free. While you’re admiring your new look, make sure these tips and tricks feature into your new routine—you don’t want to undo all that hard work! Remember Your Retainer You may have a friend who wore their...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

You Don’t Need Luck for a Healthy Smile

On St. Patrick’s Day, they say everyone is Irish—but you don’t need the luck of the Irish all year round to have healthy teeth and gums! Following these daily tips and tricks will keep your smile healthy, no four-leaf clovers required. Brush Effectively Not only...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Kissing with Braces: It Happened to Me!

So February 14 is approaching—you know who you’re going to ask to be your Valentine and how you’re going to do it (a personal, quiet approach instead of your original flash mob idea), you’ve considered all possible culinary disasters and picked out a romantic, but...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Four Ways to Conquer Your Fears About Dental Appointments

For some of us, going to the orthodontist or dentist is as terrifying as an episode of “American Horror Story” or the latest slasher/zombie apocalypse/haunted mansion movie. In fact, according to All About Counseling, an estimated 14% of Americans get the heebie...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Thumb Sucking: A Bad Habit with Even Worse Orthodontic Effects

Thumb sucking is a common, natural reflex infants and toddlers exhibit as a way to self-sooth. According to the American Dental Association, most children stop sucking their thumbs between the ages of two and four. However, if you’ve noticed your child has made a...

Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Can I Chew Gum with Braces?

Humans love—and have always loved—chewing gum. If you read our post about the weird ways we used to clean our teeth, you’ll remember some of the ways people have been getting their freshening fix for centuries: tree sap, sweet grass, and wax to name a few. It’s no...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Take Care of Those Pesky Canker Sores

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Birmingham Orthodontics goes Miley Cyrus for your smile

Oh, Miley. She sings, she twerks, she acts, she gets to canoodle Liam Hemsworth, and now she’s the newest addition to Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice—but what does Hollywood wild child Miley Cyrus have to do with Birmingham Orthodontics? No, she wasn’t a patient (ahem,...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Birmingham Orthodontics goes Miley Cyrus for your smile

Oh, Miley. She sings, she twerks, she acts, she gets to canoodle Liam Hemsworth, and now she’s the newest addition to Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice—but what does Hollywood wild child Miley Cyrus have to do with Birmingham Orthodontics? No, she wasn’t a patient (ahem,...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

Sometimes nerves get the best of us, even when we know something is for the best. If you’re considering braces but you’re feeling intimidated about the process, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about what getting braces is really like. Though the...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

Sometimes nerves get the best of us, even when we know something is for the best. If you’re considering braces but you’re feeling intimidated about the process, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about what getting braces is really like. Though the...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Can I Chew Gum with Braces?

Humans love—and have always loved—chewing gum. If you read our post about the weird ways we used to clean our teeth, you’ll remember some of the ways people have been getting their freshening fix for centuries: tree sap, sweet grass, and wax to name a few. It’s no...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Top 8 Toothpastes to Try Now

Are you ready to upgrade your daily care regimen? Pamper your palate with one of these eight top-rated toothpastes! Crest Pro Health Advanced For consistently healthier teeth across the board, this toothpaste uses Stannous Fluoride instead of Triclosan (a...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Chapsticks We Love for Braces

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Flashback Friday: Before and After Braces

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,...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Thank Mom for Investing in Your Smile!

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

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

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

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

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Get a Gleaming Smile for Family Easter Photos

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...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Chapsticks We Love for Braces

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Flashback Friday: Before and After Braces

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,...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Thank Mom for Investing in Your Smile!

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

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

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

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

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How to Get a Gleaming Smile for Family Easter Photos

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Braces?

There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child grow, hitting milestones and learning new things every day. As your child’s teeth come in, however, you may be wondering if they will one day need braces—how will you know when and if that time comes? Kids...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Summery snacks perfect for the 4th!

Now that you’ve added braces into your equation, you may be hesitant about busting brackets on your favorite summery snacks. At Birmingham Orthodontics, we don’t want you to miss a single moment of the year’s peak season for fresh fruits and veggies, and just because...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Five Gifts to Give the Kid Who Just Got Braces

Let’s be honest—getting braces is kind of a big deal. When a kid in your life gets braces, it can be a monumental time for everyone! You get excited for their bright future full of confident, healthy smiles, but of course it may not be as easy for them to gear up for...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Back to School Braces Tips

A new school year opens you up to all kinds of new possibilities: new teachers, friends, activities, and memories. And if you’re starting this year with new braces, you’ll want to make sure those memories don’t include any embarrassing orthodontic faux-paus! Don’t...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Can I Chew Gum with Braces?

Humans love—and have always loved—chewing gum. If you read our post about the weird ways we used to clean our teeth, you’ll remember some of the ways people have been getting their freshening fix for centuries: tree sap, sweet grass, and wax to name a few. It’s no...

read more
Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

We talk a lot about the power of smiling here at Birmingham Orthodontics because we believe it can’t be understated. Did you know, for example, that smiling boosts your mood, your immune system, and relieves stress? We love smiles, and as we work on our own, we want...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Five Gifts to Give the Kid Who Just Got Braces

Let’s be honest—getting braces is kind of a big deal. When a kid in your life gets braces, it can be a monumental time for everyone! You get excited for their bright future full of confident, healthy smiles, but of course it may not be as easy for them to gear up for...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Back to School Braces Tips

A new school year opens you up to all kinds of new possibilities: new teachers, friends, activities, and memories. And if you’re starting this year with new braces, you’ll want to make sure those memories don’t include any embarrassing orthodontic faux-paus! Don’t...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

Can I Chew Gum with Braces?

Humans love—and have always loved—chewing gum. If you read our post about the weird ways we used to clean our teeth, you’ll remember some of the ways people have been getting their freshening fix for centuries: tree sap, sweet grass, and wax to name a few. It’s no...

read more
Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

We talk a lot about the power of smiling here at Birmingham Orthodontics because we believe it can’t be understated. Did you know, for example, that smiling boosts your mood, your immune system, and relieves stress? We love smiles, and as we work on our own, we want...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

Sometimes nerves get the best of us, even when we know something is for the best. If you’re considering braces but you’re feeling intimidated about the process, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about what getting braces is really like. Though the...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

Sometimes nerves get the best of us, even when we know something is for the best. If you’re considering braces but you’re feeling intimidated about the process, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about what getting braces is really like. Though the...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Expert: Proper Crown Placement

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Braces?

There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child grow, hitting milestones and learning new things every day. As your child’s teeth come in, however, you may be wondering if they will one day need braces—how will you know when and if that time comes? Kids...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

read more