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Do it yourself braces

The concept of “Do It Yourself” (DIY) work has been around for a long time. Few things are more satisfying than completing a job well done, and saving money while doing it. For many household tasks, one can research the topic online and within a matter of minutes, have a general idea of how to […]

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Why Retainers

Which Retainer Do I Need? As orthodontic treatment comes to an end and your braces are removed, the orthodontist will likely want to use some type of retainer to keep (or retain) your teeth in their new position. Before we talk about the different types of retainers, let’s discuss why retainers are necessary. Teeth are […]

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Orthodontia treatment and braces

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

One question we hear on a daily basis deals with the length treatment our patients will be in braces. Each orthodontist/dentist will have a different answer for this question, sometimes varying as much as a year or more! So what gives? There are several factors that determine the total treatment time; the following two are […]

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Meridian orthodontic patient after braces

Lingual Braces

Some of our patients want braces but object to the idea of having brackets show on their teeth.  Meet Sierra!  Sierra is a news reporter for KBOI and wanted her teeth straightened but did not want the braces to be visible on TV. Here is a photo of her teeth before braces: We decided to […]

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How to clean your teeth with braces info

Brusher of The Month: Our December Winner

December was a month full of sweet treats and holiday goodness at every turn; making it hard for everyone to take exceptional care of their teeth, but not for Evelynn Hales! Evelynn was our December Brusher of the Month winner from our Meridian office! Evelynn found herself $100 richer and screamed when she found out! […]

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Messy Boise garage

A No Clutter New Year

The years seem to be flying by and 2015 is quickly coming to an end, 2016 will be here before we know it! Now’s the time to get organized and focused. January is a great month for getting organized and back on track. The holiday season brings hustle and bustle and it’s easy to be […]

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Who is our Next Brusher of The Month?

We love seeing our patients get nothing but ‘A’s’ on their brusher report card, and Gabrielle Hernandez has done just that! She will be so excited to find out she gets to take home $100 at her next appointment! Congratulations, Gabrielle! Keep Up The Good Work! Remember to always keep up on your hygiene and […]

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