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Trust your care to board certified orthodontists

September 14, 2021

At Vivid Orthodontics, you can always trust that you are getting the highest level of care from our orthodontic staff. We are proud to have a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Brian Michel, leading our team. Dr. Michel received his certification through the American Board of Orthodontics in 2020 proving that he is committed to providing…

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Orthodontic observation appointments: Why are they important?

September 3, 2021

Your child has been to the orthodontist for an initial visit but isn’t quite ready for braces: Now what? If Dr. Michel determines your child isn’t ready for any orthodontic treatment your child will be scheduled for orthodontic observation appointments. What is an observation appointment? Orthodontic observation appointments are shorter visits to our office every…

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Can you get your teeth cleaned with braces?

July 23, 2021

One of the most important aspects of orthodontic treatment is making sure you keep your teeth clean and in good health. When braces go on you’ll be instructed on how to properly floss and brush, but it will still be important for you to visit your general dentist during your orthodontic treatment. So, if you’ve…

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4 Common questions about adult orthodontics

July 9, 2021

A lot of adults wonder if it is too late for orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, at Vivid Orthodontics in Appleton, we offer a variety of adult orthodontic treatment options for our patients looking to get their perfect smile. What types of braces for adults are offered? If you are looking at traditional brackets for your treatment,…

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Uncomfortable impressions for braces a thing of the past!

June 15, 2021

Goodbye goopy impressions, hello digital scanning! At Vivid Orthodontics, digital scanning has replaced getting impressions for braces and aligners, making starting your orthodontic treatment easier than ever. How does a digital scanner, the alternative to dental impressions work? Our iTero digital scanner uses a wand with a camera on the end to capture images of…

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What is the full braces cost?

June 4, 2021

Navigating the world of orthodontic treatment can be difficult. From traditional braces to aligner systems such as Invisalign, the options can seem endless and confusing. After all your research, you are left wondering what works best and what is the most cost-effective. Vivid Orthodontics is happy to minimize the confusion by being an all-inclusive fee…

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How to earn gift cards at the orthodontist

May 5, 2021

If you find yourself searching for the “best orthodontist near me,” Vivid Orthodontics can help get you on the right track. One of the reasons we’re the best: We reward you just for taking care of your braces! At your first appointment, our staff will connect you with a Smile Bucks card to start earning…

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Skip DIY Orthodontics with Confident Aligners

April 30, 2021

With all of the products on the market, it can be hard to determine what the top teeth aligners are to get your perfect smile.  Mail-order aligners have become desirable for the convenience and cost savings they provide. However, without the proper oversight of treatment by an orthodontist, aligners can cause irreversible damage including the…

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Pediatric orthodontics: When is the right time for braces for kids?

March 24, 2021

Often times parents wait until all of the baby teeth are gone to bring their child in for an orthodontic consultation, but orthodontists prefer to see the child much earlier. The timing for braces for kids has evolved and it is not uncommon to see children in elementary and early middle school getting started with…

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How to take care of teeth after braces come off

March 11, 2021

The big day has finally come. Your braces are coming off and you get to see your brand-new smile after braces. Now what? You’ve invested a lot into that fresh smile, so it is important to follow these three tips on how to take care of your straight teeth after braces. 1. Wear your retainers….

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