Yearly Archives: 2015

Is Smiling Contagious?

Many times when we see someone smile, we’re automatically prompted to smile back. Even if you’re having the worst kind of day, as soon as you see someone smile, you simply cannot stop yourself from smiling back. Both spiritual leaders

5 Activities You Can Accomplish While Using Your AcceleDent®

AcceleDent is a hands-free, easy-to-use device that helps speed orthodontic treatment. Patients who use this innovative device appreciate how it helps accelerate their treatment while being easy to use. Since you do not need to hold anything in your hands

Enjoy a Braces-Friendly Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving festivities include a lot of delicious foods that most of us look forward to eating. For those who are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are certain foods that should be avoided because they can your damage braces. To protect your

Tips to Avoid an Unexpected Visit to Your Orthodontist

Broken brackets, busted bands, wonky wires and other orthodontic issues can all send patients scrambling back to the orthodontist’s office. While these are not uncommon occurrences, most of the time they can be easily prevented with the right precautions. Here

AcceleDent®Ambassador Program

To kick off National Orthodontic Health Month, OrthoAccel® Technologies recently announced a new AcceleDent Ambassador program enabling AcceleDent patients the opportunity to share their AcceleDent experience. Becoming an AcceleDent Ambassador is easy, AcceleDent patients simply visit the AcceleDent Ambassador page

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

National Orthodontic Health Month was created as a way to raise awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment and the importance of good oral health. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends five timely tips to protect braces, aligners and

Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right for You?

As an adult, when thinking about orthodontic treatment, there is one important question to ask yourself: why now? Perhaps as an adult, you can now afford the treatment or perhaps you are simply more mindful of the health and dental

Tips for a Successful School Year with a Healthy Smile

With the new school year upon us, parents may implement proper oral care as part of their children’s new daily routine. Inadequate brushing and flossing can lead to serious problems for children and adults; however, the following tips can help

What Is an Orthodontist?

Just as some medical professionals choose to specialize in a particular field of medicine, dental professionals may also choose an area in which to specialize. An orthodontist is a professional who focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of irregularities

5 Fun Summer Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

Need a little summer inspiration? There are many activities that can turn this season into the one you will always remember! Turn on the fun! Here are some fun summer options: Swimming. Whether you visit a lake, the ocean, a

6 Reasons to Smile More

Smiling does more than show others your mood. A smile can exemplify gratefulness, happiness and emotions that are sometimes unreachable by solely using words. If you smile often enough, it can lead to laughter which increases your lifespan and help

Three Important Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever wondered, “Do I need braces?” While straight teeth are a key part of an attractive smile, there are more benefits associated with orthodontic treatment, including: Improved Oral Health When teeth are crooked or crowded, they are more

The History of the Fourth of July

With summer in full swing, there’s hardly any better time to smile your brightest than during the July 4th holiday. While today we often celebrate Independence Day with festivities, friends, family and fireworks, that hasn’t always been the case. During

5 Orthodontic Myths

Have you ever considered orthodontic treatment but thought that it may take too long or be too painful? Below, these and other myths about orthodontic treatment are set straight!   Myth: People with complex orthodontic problems are the only patients

Tips for Cleaning Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

If you’re wearing braces, it’s probably to improve your smile. Braces are an investment of both time and money, so it’s critical to take care of your teeth during your orthodontic treatment to ensure that when your braces are removed

Join the Fun and Show Off Your Smile at AAO 2015!

OrthoAccel Technologies invites you to join the fun and show off your smile during the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) 2015 Annual Session, May 15 – 19, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Enter our contest for your chance

San Francisco, “City by the Bay”

Beautiful San Francisco San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in all of America and the world! As the second most densely populated major city in the US after New York City, over 852,000 people call San Francisco

The 2015 AAO Annual Session

AAO History Founded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the oldest and largest dental specialty organization in the world, representing over 17,000 orthodontic members. The AAO encourages and sponsors key research to enable its members to provide

All You Need to Know About Earth Day

Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day is celebrated the world over. The idea of Earth Day originated from a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, after he saw the devastating effects the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara,

Selfie Ready Smile

Whether you’re showing off a great background scene or updating your social media profile picture, the selfie has become one of the most prominent staples of the internet culture. Since a selfie is meant to be seen and shared by

Maintaining Your Perfect Smile Once Your Braces Are Off

Once you complete your orthodontic treatment and your braces come off it’s time to celebrate your brand new, straight smile! This is also when you become responsible for taking care of your new and improved teeth. It is important to

What You Need To Know To Take Care of Your Braces

Once your braces are placed on your teeth, it’s important to take good care of them as doing so will help you stay on track with your orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists tell their patients how important it is to take good

Interesting Facts About Smiling

When we take the time to think about smiling, it’s truly an amazing part of being human as smiling is indeed a universal language everyone understands. Here are some interesting facts about smiling of which many people are not aware.

Make Your Valentine Smile with Chocolates

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a healthy way by making dark chocolate your confection of choice. Dark chocolate provides some great benefits to your oral and overall health, and is sure to make your valentine smile! Dark Chocolate and Your

Braces Friendly Game Day Snacks

It’s that time of year again for football, fun and food! This year the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are heading to Arizona to battle it out in the pro football championship game on February 1, 2015. Get game

Choosing the Best Toothbrush

The toothbrush we all use every day to keep our smile shining bright has undergone a remarkable transformation throughout time. The earliest known toothbrush was used approximately 5,000 years ago and was a simple thin twig with a frayed end.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

This 2015 welcomes a new year, a new you and a new smile! Here are some healthy New Year’s resolutions that will set you on the path to a brighter, more beautiful smile. Maintain a Healthy Diet A healthy diet