Braces-Friendly Foods and Snacks you can Enjoy this Fall!

kid with braces celebrating

Looking for a sweet or salty snack but not sure how it will affect your braces? No problem! You can still enjoy some of your favorite snacks, even with braces! For snack cravings, here is a list of braces-friendly (and not-so-friendly) treats: Patients with braces Munch on these: Breads—pancakes, soft tortillas, nut-free muffins Dairy—pudding, soft […]

Braces and Sports: What Mouth Guard is Best?

Kids in Braces

As you know, protecting your mouth is essential while playing sports, especially if you wear braces. We know it can be hard to find a mouth guard that fits comfortably and correctly, which is why we’re here to help! At Lawless Orthodontics, we offer complimentary mouth guards to help protect your teeth and braces while […]

Back to School: How to take Care of your Child’s Braces

Lawless Orthodontics patient showing off braces

Let’s face it — for kids who can be stubborn about brushing their teeth, especially while at school, oral care can be tricky. But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help with these six easy tips while at school and at home! Braces Care Tip #1: Use the Right Tools Brushing and flossing are […]

Why Adults Are Seeking Orthodontic Treatment Now More Than Ever

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Parents no longer take the back seat while their kids reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment. With one-in-three orthodontic patients over the age of 18, the number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Experts believe this upward trend is likely here to stay – why? It works. Orthodontic treatment is just […]

Questions To Consider When Researching Direct To Consumer Orthodontic Companies

Orthodontist Jay Lawless at his office

Some online orthodontic companies make their treatment sound so easy. Perhaps you take a selfie and/or an impression of your teeth or get your teeth scanned. Next, you receive aligners in the mail and after so many months – straight teeth! Right? What else is there to think about? Before you decide to proceed with a direct-to-consumer […]

Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

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Whether you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, or currently undergoing treatment, you may be wondering, “Will I need to wear retainers after treatment?” The answer is yes, and here’s why. Getting straight teeth is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them straight, and that is where retainers come in. Changes in tooth position […]

7 Myths About Orthodontic Treatment

Kids in Braces

Myth #1. Anyone who provides braces or aligners is an orthodontist. False. While some general dentists or online companies offer braces or aligners, only an orthodontist who has taken the additional years of advanced training at an accredited residency can call themselves an orthodontic specialist. It’s not worth the risk of permanent damage to your […]

6 Ways To Clean Your Aligner Trays

Orthodontist Jay Lawless with patient

Invisalign trays can become dingy, dull or discolored if they are not cleaned properly. To achieve your sparkling smile at the end of treatment, you will need two important things — clean aligners and great oral hygiene. The good oral hygiene part is easy — simply brushing and flossing your teeth regularly helps avoid cavities […]

Braces vs Clear Aligners: What You Need to Know

Orthodontist Jay Lawless with patient

When considering orthodontic treatment, patients usually come prepared with great questions. The question at the top of the list is often which type of appliance to use to correct their orthodontic problem – braces vs clear aligners? How do they decide? First, keep in mind that there is not a single “right way” for orthodontic […]