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Braces And Gingivitis
Posted on December 29, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Traditional braces are one of the best and most effective tools orthodontists have for straightening smiles and improving oral health, but being a braces patient can come with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest learning curves can be finding and maintaining an effective dental hygiene routine. Everybody knows that brushing and flossing ... Read full post

Invisalign For Teens
Posted on November 30, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

When you take a look at any social media platform, it’s clear that today’s teens are more visible than any generation before them. Many have multiple accounts and post frequent selfies, but however normal this is in our current culture, so much sharing can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. This is especially true if a ... Read full post

Do I Need Rubber Bands With My Braces?
Posted on October 30, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces can come with its fair share of challenges. From food restrictions and adjustment appointments to broken brackets and bent wires, braces take some getting used to! Rubber bands can be viewed as another small hurdle to overcome, but like everything else associated with braces treatment, they’re an important (and temporary) ... Read full post

Fixed vs. Removable Retainers
Posted on September 28, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Here at Szymanowski Orthodontics, we know much hard work, time, and dedication you put into successfully achieving a straighter, healthier smile. As you get closer to the day your braces come off or you use your last clear aligner, it can be tempting to think you’re through with orthodontic appliances forever, but don’t get too ... Read full post

The Dangers Of DIY Orthodontics
Posted on August 30, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

It’s hard to resist a little DIY project every now and then, whether it’s building something, changing things up with a fresh coat of paint, or repurposing everyday things you have lying around the house. DIY is having a bit of a moment right now, with Facebook and Pinterest full of endless project videos, tutorials, ... Read full post