Debond Day!!!

November 17, 2014

Only five months of treatment and the day has come to get my braces off! Going through orthodontic treatment as an adult was quite an experience. Insignia was the best treatment I could have asked for as a patient, because it enabled me to see how my teeth were moving and how my final smile would eventually look.

I understand how patients can find having braces dreadful. As the weeks pass by, they understand that their teeth will be straight one day, but in the meantime, they have no idea what is going on. Even if the doctor tries to explain it, it can be difficult to envision the alignment process…. Well, with Insignia, now you have the ability to watch a movie of your own teeth in motion! This was my saving grace through treatment, my reminder of what the goal is– a straighter and more beautiful smile!



Staying Fresh and Clean

September 8, 2014

Betsy Blog Post 6_ImageOne thing that all patients have to get used to when undergoing treatment is keeping up with oral hygiene.  Your regular brushing routine won’t cut it.  What I’ve found has worked great for me is using a Sonicare electric toothbrush and Platypus Ortho flossers.  Look them up and definitely give them a try.  The Sonicare toothbrush does an amazing job of gently cleaning around your braces and in between wires and brackets.  We all know how important it is to floss, and those of us with braces know how incredibly difficult and frustrating it can be to floss with braces.  Platypus flossers are the best and easiest way to floss with braces. They help remove food and plaque from those hard-to-reach places. Hope you find these tips helpful!  


First Month with Braces – What’s changed?

September 8, 2014

One month in with my braces and I am not going to lie and say that “I haven’t even noticed them!” Having braces definitely takes some getting used to. My lips are aware of these foreign objects attached to my teeth and it was an adjustment at first. In the beginning, my braces felt very […]

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First Reaction from Family & Friends

July 16, 2014

Once my braces were bonded, the first reactions I received from my friends were supportive. The best way to explain their reactions is to show you! J Below are comments my friends and family posted on my Facebook status update. For the family and friends I saw in person, when I first got my braces […]

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Bonding Day!

June 17, 2014

The day has come everyone, the day to get my braces on. To be quite honest, I was really  nervous. I have never had braces before, so wasn’t sure what to expect. How will they feel? But I also feel very excited to get started… I keep playing the movie of how my teeth will […]

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It’s A Video & Your Smile Is The Star!

April 29, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Insignia™) When embarking on the journey to a better smile, it can sometimes feel like you’re in the dark regarding the process. You might ask yourself questions such as: “What will my smile look like at the midpoint?” “How are my teeth going to move into […]

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I’m Getting Insignia Braces!

April 4, 2014

Hi Everyone! My name is Betsy (that’s me, below!), and I have been working at Ormco for almost two years as a technical trainer for orthodontists starting with our Insignia™ technology, a computerized system that combines digital treatment planning with customized brackets and wires. Knowing how amazing our digital c treatment technology is, I now […]

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Award Winning Treatment for a Beautiful Smile

February 21, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Insignia™) As consumers, we’re always looking for the best of the best—the best new phone case, an award winning bakery in our neighborhood, the most-acclaimed car detail shop in town…you name it! More often than not, the best things are recommended by others, be it industry […]

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A Smile Designed Just For You

December 19, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™) Like almost everything about you—your fingerprints, laugh, taste buds and style—your smile is unique to you. We get that! For a treatment that fits your individual smile, we’ve tapped into 3D technologies to create a computerized system that combines digital treatment planning […]

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Brace Yourself: It’s Not Too Late

December 2, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™) Think braces are just for teenagers? Think again! Our new infographic—titled “Never Too Late”—explores how a beautiful smile, or lack thereof, influences public perception. The visual also addresses common adult treatment myths and explains what features make a great smile. Check out […]

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