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Caring for Braces at Home
If you're new to the wonderful world of braces, you may be overwhelmed by all the rules you must follow. However, if you follow the rules to a T, you'll soon discover that that hard work pays off in the form of an aligned, white and dazzling smile. Here are six tools you must have to keep your braces and teeth clean and healthy throughout the duration of your treatment.
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Can you eat chips with braces?
Braces-Safe Foods: Can You Eat Chips With Braces?
Craving salty, crunchy snacks? Discover braces-friendly food that won’t hurt your teeth at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics in Vienna, VA. Contact us today!
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Safe Halloween Recipes for Braces
This Halloween, you’re sure to spot witches, monsters and jack-o’-lanterns everywhere. Even spookier are the sticky seasonal treats that can damage your brackets and harm your braces! Set your fears aside with our list of orthodontist-approved recipes to enjoy this fall:
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Braces-Friendly Halloween Candy
The season for creative costumes, spooky decorations and festive parties is upon us, but nothing says “Halloween” quite like good, old-fashioned candy. Now that you’re wearing braces, you might be wondering about your sweet treat options. In addition to our Safe Halloween Recipes for Braces, we’ve compiled these lists of candy for you to enjoy — and to avoid — this year:
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How Do Braces Change Your Face?
As your orthodontist in Vienna, along with the rest of the team here at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics, is proud to offer you a high-quality orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can provide so many great advantages for a patient even beyond simply straightening a patient’s teeth and making them look more attractive. You may even be surprised to hear that braces can affect the way a person’s face looks as well.
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Taking Care of Your Teeth with Braces
You’re probably well aware of how important it is to keep up your oral hygiene and keep your teeth healthy. You probably even have your own regimen set up! However, when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with metal or clear braces, that regimen will need to be changed up a little. As your trusted orthodontic team and orthodontist in Vienna, VA, we at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics would like to give you some tips on taking care of your teeth while you’re wearing braces.
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Feeling Confident with Invisalign
Everyone (just about everyone!) wants to have a straight smile. That’s just a fact. However, when it comes to actually going about getting that straight smile, some people tend to get a little timid. It’s not that they don’t desire that smile – they’re just not thrilled with the process. Braces aren’t for everyone; some people may not like the look of them and others may not like the constant maintenance. At Denise Nguyen Orthodontics, we understand that, but that’s why we strive to also offer cutting-edge orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, a revolutionary new way to give a patient a straighter smile. With Invisalign, you’ll be able to improve your confidence because of the following reasons.
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The Dangers of DIY Braces
The most important thing to us at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics is the health of our patients. We always go above and beyond to provide the most care and compassion when we apply braces or any other orthodontic treatment for our patients. We feel as though it’s vital to bring up that your dental and oral health is in trusted hands when you come visit your Vienna, VA family orthodontist because there’s an alternative method that doesn’t take this into account. There’s a scary new trend that’s been appearing recently - DIY (do-it-yourself) braces.
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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Start Braces
As your children’s orthodontist and orthodontic team, we at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics want to provide those in Vienna, VA with the utmost in orthodontic care. The orthodontic care we provide doesn’t only extend to when you’re in our office getting braces or another orthodontic treatment – we’ll be glad to be here for you throughout your entire orthodontic journey in order to make it as comfortable and convenient as possible. In fact, if you’re looking for the most convenient and hassle-free treatment possible, one of the most important things you can do lies in choosing when your treatment will be. We recommend starting it during the summer for the following reasons.
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Mission Of Mercy 2017 & Denise Nguyen Orthodontics
What Is Mission Of Mercy Project? The Mission Of Mercy Project (M.o.M. Project) is an effort to provide support to the uninsured, underinsured, or those who are unfortunate enough to be caught up on the wrong end of the healthcare system and fell through the cracks. To do this, the Mission of Mercy organization partners itself with various organizations around the country to provide free medical and dental care, along with free prescription medication so that they can get the help they need to be healthy and happy.
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Awarded Top Dentist
When you’re looking for a family orthodontist that you can count on in Vienna, VA, we encourage you to stop by Denise Nguyen Orthodontics. We strive to offer you the finest in orthodontic treatments, from Invisalign to braces. Not only that, but we’re also proud to provide you top-notch orthodontic care from our trusted orthodontist, Dr. Denise Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen is an experienced and highly-trusted orthodontist that’s glad to go above and beyond to give you the care that you deserve. Don’t just take our word for it though – topDentists has recently included Dr. Nguyen in their 2017 database of high-quality dentists and specialists!
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Recipes for Children w/ Braces
While for the most part, braces don't hurt, sometimes the first week or so after getting braces can be extra uncomfortable – especially for kids. On top of that, children now have to modify their diet to avoid anything hard, crunchy, sticky, or gooey, which eliminates a lot of great, healthy, kid-friendly foods. We want to make the orthodontic treatment process more convenient for you and your child, so to help out, we've compiled a few simple recipes for your child's first week with braces.
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