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What To Expect Your First Week With Braces
10/02/2018
Here at Sudbury Orthodontics, our orthodontic team knows the ins and out of surviving your first week with braces! With three office locations in Sudbury, Espanola, and Parry Sound, ON, Dr. David D’Aloisio and our staff have helped hundreds of first time braces wearers get through the initial phase of getting used to their newly bonded brackets! The most difficult part of getting new braces can be enduring the first seven days, as your body is starting to get used to the new pieces of metal and wires inside your mouth.
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Orthodontic "Back to School Action Plan"
08/22/2018

Back to school can be an exciting time for both parents and children. As we complete all our checklists in preparation for starting the school year, one important checklist that should also be checked is the “Orthodontic Action Plan”. Having a plan can help reduce any anxiety about some of the unknowns that can happen with braces.

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Your Guide To Vacation In Braces
08/01/2018

Summer is full swing and you’re finally getting your long-awaited chance to enjoy some time off, whether you choose to go on adventure and travel the world or just kick back and relax at home. Regardless of how you spend your vacation, if you’re going through orthodontic treatment with braces, surviving the scalding heat of the summer sun isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. Taking great care of your braces and your smile to keep them clean and healthy is essential if you want that new smile of yours to be flawless when you get those braces off, but summer vacation has a tendency to complicate things. Whether it’s delicious foods that can threaten your braces, or breaking from your normal day-to-day schedule, it’s easy to get wrapped up in everything there is to enjoy during summer. That’s why your local Sudbury, Espanola, and Parry Sound, ON orthodontic experts here at Sudbury Orthodontics are here with this helpful guide to caring for your braces during vacation.

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Benefits of Having a Straight Smile
07/02/2018

When you’re looking for a Sudbury, Parry Sound, or Espanola orthodontist, we at Sudbury Orthodontics will be glad to help with our advanced orthodontic treatment to give you a straighter smile. While some people may just think that the only benefit of having a straight smile is that their teeth will be more appealing to look at, we’d like to tell you that’s not true. While orthodontics will absolutely give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile, that’s not the only benefit that our Sudbury braces can provide. We’d like to go over just a sample of the many benefits that a straight smile can offer you.

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What if I miss an appointment over the summer?
06/21/2018

If you are planning on taking a vacation this summer, we ask that you let us know ahead of time so that we may schedule your summer appointments more efficiently. We also encourage patients and their parents to be proactive in determining when they make their summer appointments.

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Can Pacifier Really Damage My Child’s Mouth?
04/23/2018
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When it comes to raising children, there are many old wive’s tales, and books, blogs and advice so numerous it can make your head spin. It can be hard to know what is opinion versus what is fact. But when it comes to your child’s smile, there is one thing that is true – using a pacifier too long can, in fact, wreak havoc on your child’s smile.

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Happy Holidays!
11/20/2017

The holidays are almost here, and while we're all looking forward to some time spent relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones, the holidays present a unique challenge for those wearing braces. That's because many of the foods and sweets we love to indulge in during the holiday season pose a major danger to the brackets, wires, and bands of braces and orthodontic appliances. To help out, here are a few tips for making it through the holidays without breaking your braces.

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Ensuring You Enjoy Your Holiday Season! Sudbury Orthodontics Offers Emergency Care
11/20/2017

Did you bite into a gingerbread man that was a bit too crunchy? Or was that candy cane stickier than you anticipated? There’s no need to fret in the midst of an orthodontic crisis if you’re a Sudbury Orthodontics patient, because orthodontist Dr. D’Aloisio offers timely emergency care services.

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Fall Sports Safety
11/19/2017

Now that the new school year is underway, many of our Sudbury Orthodontics patients are getting excited about playing organized sports. We are proud of our student-athlete patients and love seeing them excel at their favorite sports! However, playing sports does pose a risk to teeth and braces. This is why we'd like to use this blog post to talk about the importance of wearing a protective mouthguard when playing sports.

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What is Propel?
10/16/2017

We are excited to offer PROPEL technology in our practice. PROPEL stimulates bone remodeling, which allows the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position.

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How to Clean an Orthodontic Retainer
05/17/2017

Orthodontic retainers are the devices that orthodontists give patients to minimize the movement of their teeth after the braces have been removed. Keep in mind retainers are forever! So since you’re going to need a retainer from now on, let’s talk about how to keep it clean.

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Does smoking affect oral health?
04/20/2017

By now, everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. But the truth is its broad-reaching health effects are not all known by everyone. This is especially true of oral health. Smoking can have serious repercussions in this regard. To give you a better idea of how smoking can affect your oral health, our team have listed some issues that can arise.

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TMD Problems and How You Can Prevent Them
01/26/2017

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) describe a set of conditions that involve trouble with your jaw and face muscles. They result from a problem in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is a hinge that connects the temporal bones, in your skull in front of each ear, to your jaw. The joint enables you to talk, yawn, and chew by letting your mouth move.

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Do Wisdom Teeth Make Your Teeth Crooked?
11/08/2016

What is the relationship between the wisdom teeth and the teeth getting crooked after braces?

Because lower front teeth seem to start getting crooked about the same time that the wisdom teeth come in, they have always gotten a bad “rap.” Are the wisdom teeth to blame or is it just an unfortunate coincidence? Here’s what we know. In research done at the University of Iowa by department head Dr. Tom Southard, it was found that the wisdom teeth DO NOT exert enough pressure on the teeth in front of them to cause them to get crooked. His research involved placing sensors between the teeth that compared the pressures with and without wisdom teeth. There was no difference.

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Brace Friendly Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Softies
10/05/2016

MMMMM ……nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger – enjoy the fragrance of Thanksgiving cooking without all the fuss. These cookies combine the moisture of pumpkin puree and the fun of chocolate chips. They’re even softer the second day (if you can wait that long), after they’ve been placed in a tightly-sealed container.

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How much do braces cost?
09/11/2016

This is one of the most common questions that is asked at Sudbury Orthodontics and, unfortunately, it does not have a simple answer. Just as every patient we see is unique, so is their treatment plan. Some patients have very simple problems which require less appliances and time, while other cases are much more complicated and may require multiple appliances and phases.

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Sudbury Orthodontics

  • Sudbury Location - 250 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, ON P3C 5K5 Phone: 705-671-6261
  • Parry Sound Location - 5 Bowes St., Parry Sound, ON P2A 2K7 Phone: 705-746-9311
  • Espanola Location - 800 Centre St., Espanola, ON P5E 1J3 Phone: 705-869-0880

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