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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Many people chew ice out of habit when they get to the end of their beverage. Others may chew ice compulsively as a result of another underlying health condition. Unfortunately, chewing ice causes oral health problems, some of which need to be repaired by our provider of metal braces in Alabaster. We explain some of the damage that chewing ice can do. Effects of Chewing Ice The adverse effects of chewing ice include: Chipped or cracked teeth. Your teeth aren’t designed to crunch hard objects...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Invisalign in Birmingham Specialist Explains Overjet

Malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not meet properly, causing pain and discomfort. Misalignment of the teeth presents as crooked teeth, underbites, and overbites, all of which require orthodontic treatment to correct. However, underbites and overbites are...

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Tour of Our Orthodontic Offices

Tour of Our Orthodontic Offices

Innovation has long been part of the Birmingham Orthodontics story, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon! Over 25 years ago when Dr. McCarthy founded the practice, it was unheard of to start multiple orthodontic locations. He began with two locations: Hoover and...

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“Intro” to the $125-a-month plan

“Intro” to the $125-a-month plan

When it comes to locking in the smile of your dreams, we want you to know that you have lots of possibilities and choices. We’ve got your back and have great financing options! Everything from interest-free in-house financing, to appreciation discounts, to getting...

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Most Common Orthodontic Issues

Most Common Orthodontic Issues

Let’s play orthodontic trivia! Did you know that baby teeth can prevent adult teeth from coming in properly? Did you know that deep bite, overbite, and closed bite are all basically the same thing? Did you know some orthodontic appliances are designed to make your jaw...

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How to Afford the Cost of Braces

How to Afford the Cost of Braces

Thinking about  how paying for braces will affect your finances? This planning exercise may feel a little daunting at first. It can become even more difficult when trying to plan for your family, but we’ve got your back! You may find yourself asking some very serious...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Invisalign in Birmingham Specialist Explains Overjet

Malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not meet properly, causing pain and discomfort. Misalignment of the teeth presents as crooked teeth, underbites, and overbites, all of which require orthodontic treatment to correct. However, underbites and overbites are...

read more
Tour of Our Orthodontic Offices

Tour of Our Orthodontic Offices

Innovation has long been part of the Birmingham Orthodontics story, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon! Over 25 years ago when Dr. McCarthy founded the practice, it was unheard of to start multiple orthodontic locations. He began with two locations: Hoover and...

read more
“Intro” to the $125-a-month plan

“Intro” to the $125-a-month plan

When it comes to locking in the smile of your dreams, we want you to know that you have lots of possibilities and choices. We’ve got your back and have great financing options! Everything from interest-free in-house financing, to appreciation discounts, to getting...

read more
Most Common Orthodontic Issues

Most Common Orthodontic Issues

Let’s play orthodontic trivia! Did you know that baby teeth can prevent adult teeth from coming in properly? Did you know that deep bite, overbite, and closed bite are all basically the same thing? Did you know some orthodontic appliances are designed to make your jaw...

read more
How to Afford the Cost of Braces

How to Afford the Cost of Braces

Thinking about  how paying for braces will affect your finances? This planning exercise may feel a little daunting at first. It can become even more difficult when trying to plan for your family, but we’ve got your back! You may find yourself asking some very serious...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Our Invisalign Expert in Hoover Offers Tips for New Patients

Have you been considering orthodontic or dental treatment but aren’t sure where to start? Whether it’s braces, dentures, or just a checkup, committing to treatment can be a big decision. There are a few helpful criteria to keep in mind before starting your treatment....

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Must-Have Products for Braces Maintenance

So, you’ve joined the braces brigade. First of all, welcome. You may have heard some embarrassing tales of those who have sported orthodontia before you—“beware of Oreos and other snacks that can clog up your new hardware” horrors, etc. Truthfully, you have nothing to...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Must-Have Products for Braces Maintenance

So, you’ve joined the braces brigade. First of all, welcome. You may have heard some embarrassing tales of those who have sported orthodontia before you—“beware of Oreos and other snacks that can clog up your new hardware” horrors, etc. Truthfully, you have nothing to...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Celebrate Saying Goodbye to Your Braces

Getting your braces off is a momentous occasion. After months of metal in your mouth, you now have beautiful, straight teeth to show with pride. Here are three ways to celebrate your new smile: Host a Bye-Bye Braces Party Now that you’re rocking that great new grin,...

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Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Must-Have Products for Braces Maintenance

So, you’ve joined the braces brigade. First of all, welcome. You may have heard some embarrassing tales of those who have sported orthodontia before you—“beware of Oreos and other snacks that can clog up your new hardware” horrors, etc. Truthfully, you have nothing to...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

Celebrate Saying Goodbye to Your Braces

Getting your braces off is a momentous occasion. After months of metal in your mouth, you now have beautiful, straight teeth to show with pride. Here are three ways to celebrate your new smile: Host a Bye-Bye Braces Party Now that you’re rocking that great new grin,...

read more
Metal Braces in Alabaster Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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 Provider: Chewing Ice Causes Damage

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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