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Braces emergency: Know when to call

June 1, 2022

Various brackets, wires, elastics and other appliances are used during orthodontic treatment to achieve a marvelous result. Unfortunately, some appliances can cause discomfort and different pieces can come loose if not cared for properly. Read on to learn what a true braces emergency is and when to call us for a repair. What is a…

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No orthodontic referral needed for initial visit

January 5, 2022

Are you noticing something concerning with your child’s smile? Maybe they have some crowding present or a tooth out of place. If this is the case, don’t delay in making an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. At Vivid Orthodontics, we do not require an orthodontic referral from your child’s dentist for an appointment. Initial consultation…

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Insurance and orthodontics: 6 questions answered

November 16, 2021

Understanding the cost of orthodontics and how insurance factors into the mix can be tricky. At Vivid Orthodontics we want to be a partner in helping you understand your orthodontic insurance benefits. From submitting your orthodontic claims to keeping you updated on changes we encounter, we do our best to make it a smooth process….

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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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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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The Benefits of Braces

February 11, 2021

Orthodontic treatment involves so much more than creating beautiful smiles. There are numerous benefits of braces that extend far beyond what you see in the mirror. What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? 1. Function Creating a functional smile is one of the primary benefits of having braces. The goal of orthodontics is to align…

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