Dr Brust Ortho Blog

Braces-Friendly Fall Recipes
10/01/2017
Even though it’s important to steer clear of braces-busting foods when your teeth are covered in brackets and wires, you can still dig into some delicious foods and snacks when you’re wearing braces! To celebrate the start of the beautiful Michigan fall season, we’ve got a few recipes to share with you here that are perfectly safe to eat when you’re wearing braces.
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What is a Malocclusion?
08/01/2017
The patients we see at Stieper & Brust Orthodontics visit us to improve the appearance and health of their smiles by wearing orthodontic appliances on their teeth. If you’ve been told by your dentist that you have a malocclusion, it means that there is a problem with your bite like the alignment of your teeth or crowding of your teeth. Your dentist may have recommended that you see an Ann Arbor orthodontist to correct your imperfect smile for improved cosmetics and better oral health.
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Dangers of DIY Braces
06/27/2017
Lately, we've been noticing a resurgence in a trend that we had hoped was gone for good: DIY braces. As a premier orthodontist serving the Taylor and Ann Arbor, MI areas, we're passionate about helping people improve their smiles, but DIY braces are no way to do it. While they may seem like a clever way to get a better smile, DIY braces are actually incredibly dangerous and have the potential to destroy your natural smile. At Stieper & Brust Orthodontics, we want you to be as informed as possible, so let's take a look at what's so wrong with do-it-yourself braces.
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Could You Benefit From Adult Orthodontics?
05/05/2017
If you’re an adult who is unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to an orthodontic problem like crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth, you should definitely look into seeing an Ann Arbor orthodontist for a consultation. Long gone are the days of orthodontic treatment being just for kids as today, a growing number of adults are discovering the many benefits that come with undergoing orthodontic treatment. Below are a few benefits you could enjoy by improving the health and appearance of your smile with orthodontic treatment.
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Could You Benefit from Adult Orthodontics?
05/05/2017
Spring is here, and we at Stieper & Brust Orthodontics are very excited to welcome the new season! We hope you are too, and if you're welcoming spring while wearing braces, we wanted to help you celebrate with a few braces friendly spring recipes. Try these at home and we know you'll be feeling the mood of the season!
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Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes
12/15/2016
The holidays are here, and while this is many people's favorite time of year, for those wearing braces, the holidays pose a new set of challenges. While the foods, sweets, and treats we love to enjoy during this season may be delicious, they can also pose a major threat to braces. But that doesn't mean you have to give up on all the food and fun! Here are a few holiday recipes that are delightfully delicious without posing a risk to braces.
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Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
10/20/2016
Halloween is drawing closer and closer, and as fun as it is to tell scary stories about ghosts and goblins, there's another spooky situation this season that truly gives us a fright: cavities! While we all love to enjoy the candy that Halloween night inevitably brings, those hard, sticky, and sugary treats can do a number on braces and orthodontic equipment. However, there are plenty of delicious treats you can enjoy this Halloween that won't damage braces or teeth. To help you celebrate without breaking your braces, here are a couple of yummy Halloween treats that people with and without braces can enjoy!
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The Benefits Of Invisalign Teen
09/16/2016
Braces are still the most popular form of treatment and offer a reliable, cost-effective solution for a healthy smile. Recently, advances in orthodontic treatment have allowed for new alternatives to traditional braces, and one of the most popular alternative treatments is Invisalign. Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that straightens teeth safely, effectively, and invisibly, and now, there is a version specially made for teenagers....Click the title to read on!
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Hygiene Tips For People With Braces
06/21/2016
Whether you are wearing Invisalign or traditional braces, it is of the utmost importance that you practice good oral hygiene so your orthodontic treatment is not derailed due to problems like tooth decay or gum disease.If you are wearing metal or ceramic braces that are cemented to your teeth, you must spend more time brushing and flossing because there are more places for food debris and bacteria to hide in all the nooks and crannies around your appliances. Here are a few tips for making sure you are at the top of your game when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene while wearing braces....Click the title to read on!
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Teeth Safety Tips For Kids This Spring
04/14/2016
Since its release, Invisalign has rocked the orthodontic world and quickly ascended to be one of the most popular forms of treatment, and with little wonder! It is a comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible alternative to braces that lets you continue to enjoy your favorite foods. With all its benefits, it sounds like a no-brainer! But as convenient as Invisalign is, there are a few things you should know before racing to get it...Click the title to read on!
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Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign
02/16/2016
Since its release, Invisalign has rocked the orthodontic world and quickly ascended to be one of the most popular forms of treatment, and with little wonder! It is a comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible alternative to braces that lets you continue to enjoy your favorite foods. With all its benefits, it sounds like a no-brainer! But as convenient as Invisalign is, there are a few things you should know before racing to get it....Click the title to read on!
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Welcome to our blog!
01/11/2016
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog! We like to keep our patients up-to-date with what’s happening in the office, so check often for the latest posts. We may post an informational article, an announcement about an office contest or a spotlight on a special patient or staff member! At the end of each post, you will see an “Add Comment” box. We welcome your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment. We love engaging with our patients, and regularly updating this blog is a great way for us to connect in between your scheduled visits!
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