Category Archives: Braces

Traveling with Adult Orthodontics

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re sure many of our patients have booked trips to visit family or vacation away from home. Just because you’re on a break from work, however, doesn’t mean you’re on a break from your other responsibilities. Adults with braces or Invisalign need to maintain good care of their […]

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Adult Beverages and Braces

If you are an adult orthodontic patient, you will of course have the same dietary restrictions as our younger patients. We know that foods like sweets and sticky treats can damage our teeth, but did you know that some of our favorite beverages can also cause some serious oral damage? Adults tend to consume some […]

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What is a Tongue Crib and How does it Help Tongue Thrusting Habits

What is tongue thrusting or tongue placement habit? Tongue thrusting is essentially the placement of tongue in an incorrect position during swallowing. On average you swallow a total of 1,200 to 2,000 times, with about four pounds of pressure per swallow. This constant pressure of the tongue will force the teeth out of alignment. Besides […]

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Braces-Friendly Holiday Foods

Happy holidays! December is such a wonderful time of year here in Alpharetta, and there are so many reasons to celebrate. If you are one of our orthodontic patients, a lot of traditional Christmas treats will not be safe for your braces. While you’ll definitely want to skip some foods this year in order to […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Braces

Fall is a beautiful time to be here in Georgia. We love that the Thanksgiving season gives us a chance to pause and be thankful for all of the good things in life, including our wonderful patients! You are the reason we do what we do in our orthodontic practice every day, and we are […]

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Halloween and Your Braces

Trick or treat! As you and your family prepare for Halloween, the staff here at Newpark Orthodontics wants to make sure your holiday is spooky, fun, and braces-friendly! Braces won’t stop you from enjoying Halloween, but it is necessary to take some precautions to make sure that you are making the right choices for your […]

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Choosing the Right Mouthguard

It is officially back to school season, which means that a lot of kids in Alpharetta are getting ready to get back into their favorite fall sports. Before the fun can begin, it is very important to ensure that your child has all the proper safety equipment they need! Many athletic leagues require participants to […]

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