Struble Orthodontics

Pop Culture’s Best Braces: Iconic Moments with Orthodontics

May 17, 2024

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Lisa Simpson wearing braces

Braces are a rite of passage for many, transforming smiles (and sometimes lives!) Over the years, braces have made memorable appearances in pop culture, from movies to TV shows. These moments truly put the ups and downs of wearing braces on full display, sometimes offering hope, laughter, or triumph. Continue reading to revisit some of pop culture’s most iconic braces moments from movies and television.


Preserving Perfection: 4 Reasons to Wear Your Retainer

March 4, 2024

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Woman in pink sweater holding a retainer in each hand

It’s natural to feel excited when you can finally have your braces removed after years of orthodontics. You can finally show off your newly straightened smile without feeling anxious about the metal in your mouth. Now that your teeth are unencumbered, you might even feel tempted to avoid wearing the retainer that your orthodontist provided. If you do, though, you may come to regret it. Keep reading to learn about 4 reasons why you should wear your retainer as directed!


Why Correct Your Overbite? 5 Reasons to Consider

September 4, 2023

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Close-up of person’s smile with overbite and braces

Most people have at least a little bit of an overbite; that is a natural and normal facet of oral anatomy. But if you have a prominent overbite, you might require orthodontic treatment. Regardless of your age or how you think your overbite may be affecting your quality of life, it is still worth your time to consult with a team of dental professionals. What are some specific reasons why you might need to correct your overbite? This blog post explains a few.


What Rubber Band Colors Will Make My Teeth Look Whiter?

July 10, 2023

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a closeup of colorful braces

Braces exert continuous pressure on teeth, progressively shifting them into the correct alignment, enhancing both function and aesthetics. Rubber bands for braces administer extra force, aiding jaw alignment and enhancing teeth fit, leading to precise and efficient orthodontic treatment. While traditional braces effectively straighten teeth, they may seem unappealing for extended periods. Selecting the appropriate rubber band colors for your brackets can enhance your teeth’s look, making the process more enjoyable. Keep reading to discover the optimal rubber band colors to choose and those best avoided.


Why Are My Clear Aligners Turning Yellow?

May 2, 2023

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Man at dentist getting clear aligners

You aren’t completely out of luck if you weren’t fortunate enough to develop perfectly straight teeth. Braces are a great option for aligning teeth, but not everyone wants the whole world to know about their orthodontic treatment. The good news is that clear aligners are available to allow you to straighten your smile discreetly. However, your aligners can become yellow and noticeable over time if you aren’t careful. Continue reading to learn why this happens and what you can do about it.


How to Brush and Floss with Braces

March 14, 2023

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Woman smiling with braces

If you weren’t one of those lucky people who naturally developed a perfectly straight smile, you aren’t completely out of luck. Braces are available to shift your teeth into their rightful locations to improve the appearance and function of your smile! During this time, it is especially important that you keep your smile clean, but it can be challenging to work around the metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Continue reading to learn about the best way to brush and floss your teeth with braces!


Invisalign Refinements & Your New Smile

January 5, 2023

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a woman putting in her Invisalign refinements

Invisalign treatment has helped millions of people get the smile they’ve always wanted. The clear aligners are a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your pearly whites. While these orthodontics are incredibly effective, you may need a little extra help at the end of your treatment to keep your smile on track. This is where Invisalign refinement trays come to the rescue! Here’s what to know about these helpful appliances and how to help your Invisalign process be more successful.


Invisalign or Wire Braces, Which Should I Pick?

November 5, 2022

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Young woman pointing to her braces

Committing to getting your teeth straightened is a big decision, and it’s worthwhile to consider all your options before your first appointment. Maybe the most important choice you can make is whether to get traditional wire braces or Invisalign. Both have appeals, and both are suited to different kinds of people. If you need some help deciding between the two, here’s a little bit of information that can make the choice easier.


How to Care for Your Clear Aligners

October 5, 2022

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Man at dentist getting clear aligners

If you want to straighten your teeth, you no longer need to sport a mouthful of metal brackets and wires when you smile and talk. You don’t even need to deal with eating restrictions throughout the duration of your treatment. Clear aligners have numerous benefits, but it’s crucial that you take excellent care of your trays to get the best possible results. Continue reading for some tips to keep your clear aligners in optimal condition.


4 Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies

August 12, 2022

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A toolkit for orthodontic emergencies

Whether you have braces or clear aligners, you may think orthodontics doesn’t involve urgent care. Rather, smile-straightening only needs you to keep your teeth clean during treatment. However, did you know orthodontic emergencies are possible? While rare, they can happen when your appliance suffers damage or triggers a health issue. You’ll thus want to prevent them as best you can. Luckily, your Oregon orthodontist can help you do that. Read on to learn four tips for preventing an orthodontic emergency.

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