The Brilliant Smiles Ortho Blog

Orthodontic news, tips and happenings to make you smile.

Playing Sports While Wearing Braces

Playing Sports While Wearing Braces

Here at Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, many of our patients are active in sports and other physical activities. Whether they play for their schools or in their communities, one question that comes up quite often is if braces treatment will sideline them for the season. If you’re an athlete, you have similar concerns about playing sports Read More

Maintaining Your Orthodontic Treatment From Home

Maintaining Your Orthodontic Treatment From Home

As we’ve seen mandated closures and stay-at-home orders roll out across the country, many orthodontic patients have found themselves worrying about how this may affect their current treatment plan. If you’re part of the Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics family and have been feeling confused or upset about this interruption to your orthodontic journey, we’re here for Read More

How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

There’s no doubt that orthodontic treatment is an amazing investment in your smile, but it is an investment. When it comes to straightening a patient’s smile, one of the questions we hear most often is “how much will my braces cost?” Here at Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, we understand why this is a big worry for Read More

Debunking Common Myths About Adult Braces

Debunking Common Myths About Adult Braces

If you’re like most people, you probably think of a teenager wearing braces whenever someone mentions orthodontics. Although it’s true that many orthodontic patients are teens, treatment can actually benefit patients of all ages. There’s never a bad time to work on improving your smile, even if you’re an adult! In fact, more adults than Read More

The Truth About Invisalign

The Truth About Invisalign

There have been many amazing changes in the design, shape, size, and even color of traditional braces in recent years. They’re smaller, more aesthetically pleasing, and can efficiently correct a number of orthodontic issues, leaving patients with a beautiful smile they love. As exciting as these developments have been, however, some patients are still on Read More

Orthodontic Emergencies

Orthodontic Emergencies

During the holiday season, many of our patients find themselves traveling here, there, and everywhere to spend quality time with family and friends. If you’re hitting the road in the next week or two, it’s the perfect time to brush up on what to do in the event of an orthodontic emergency.  Most of the Read More

All About Invisalign

In the last couple of decades, technological advances have come along in leaps and bounds. These have had a huge effect on our lives in a number of ways, with everything from smartphones to medical procedures changing our idea of what comfort and convenience can be. These innovations have had a major impact on orthodontics, Read More

Touch-Up Treatment For Orthodontic Relapses

Here at Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics, we know that even if you have the best intentions, it’s all too easy to forget about wearing your retainer here and there…until before you know it, you can’t even remember the last time you put it in. You may not even remember where it is! That’s why we’re here Read More

Back-to-school Survival Guide for Braces

With a long break in between school months, summer is actually one of the most popular times of the year for beginning orthodontic treatment with braces. This lets kids get used to the ins and outs of the process from the comfort of home. Are you one of the many students who had braces put Read More

Why Your Child Should See An Orthodontist By Age 7

Ask people what comes to mind when they think of orthodontics, and more often than not, it will be some variation on a teenager in awkward metal braces. This stereotype is actually wrong on both levels, however! Today’s treatment options are more comfortable, stylish, and customizable than ever before. Not only that, but orthodontics can Read More