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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

The History Of Braces
Posted on July 31, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

You might think straightening smiles and align the teeth and jaws are a thoroughly modern affair, but it turns out humans have been trying to correct crooked smiles for thousands of years! As far back as ancient Greece, philosophers were debating over the best way to move teeth into better positions, and archaeologists have discovered ... Read full post

Common Orthodontic Appliances
Posted on June 29, 2018 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Here at Szymanowski Orthodontics, we design customized treatment plans for each of our patients, based on the specifics of their case, the desired outcome, and their lifestyle. After performing a thorough oral examination, Dr. Szymanowski will decide if the patient will require a special appliance in order to create the perfect smile. Not everyone will ... Read full post