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How to Properly Maintain Your Invisalign Retainers

Invisalign is one of the easiest ways to straighten your teeth without any of the metal wires or unsightly brackets of braces—but to make the most of your Invisalign you need to know how to properly maintain your Invisalign retainers.

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3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners This Spring

Getting Invisalign at Myers Orthodontics will dramatically improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth and smile. In order to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, Myers Orthodontics has some tips to care for your Invisalign aligners this Spring. It’s important to keep your Invisalign in good shape, clean them often, and wear the aligners as instructed to follow your orthodontic treatment plan.

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Is Invisalign The Right Treatment For You?

By this point you’ve heard about Invisalign, the trendy orthodontic treatment that is slated to dethrone braces and take the crown for the best new way to straighten your teeth—but is it really all that it has been said to be? Here at Myers Orthodontics, your local experts on orthodontics and Invisalign in Knoxville , TN, we have put together everything you need to know about Invisalign, so you can find out for yourself whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

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2021 New Year's Resolutions for Your Teeth

2021 is here and Myers Orthodontics can help you achieve your new year’s resolutions for your dental health. With advanced technology and research today in dentistry, taking advantage of positive ways to care for your oral health can lead to a lifelong beautiful smile, prevention of problems to arise, and less costly treatments in the long run. There are many easy and affordable ways to take care of your smile.

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6 Tips For Choosing A Family Orthodontist

Whether you are new to Tennessee or simply looking for a new Knoxville orthodontist, it can be hard to decide which orthodontist will be the best for your family. When choosing a family dentistry it is important to evaluate which orthodontic treatments they provide (can they do kids braces AND Invisalign?), but it is also essential to think about the broader environment that you are bringing your children into.

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Taking Care Of Your Braces During Halloween

“Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat.” If you eat the wrong Halloween treats, it could be scary for your braces. Myers Orthodontics wants you to have fun on Halloween even though you have braces. After years of working with patients, we have come up with a list of treats that you can eat and those that you should avoid. You don’t want to ruin your fun with a trip to our Knoxville orthodontics office to fix your braces, but if you do have a problem, we are here to help.

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What’s The Difference Between Dentists & Orthodontists?

The age old question of deciphering the difference between a dentist & orthodontist has been a heavily debated topic for quite some time now. Dentistry refers to a broad medical specialty that includes dealing with the teeth, gum, nerves and jaw. An orthodontist’s responsibilities vary. While an orthodontist is a specialty within dentistry, an orthodontist will focus more on correcting bites, occlusion and straightness of teeth.

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The Difference Between Dentists & Orthodontists

A very commonly asked question is deciphering the differences between dentists and an orthodontists. Long answer short, both help you with your oral health but they way in which they do it is very different. In this blog, we’ll talk about major differences and even similarities these professions share.

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Am I Flossing Correctly?

Flossing is one of the most important steps for proper oral health! Read this article to find some tips on how to maintain the best flossing habits.

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Tips & Tricks For Brushing Your Teeth

We brush our teeth everyday but somehow, we miss important spots and areas that can cause bad hygiene. Learn what tips & tricks to use while brushing your teeth so you can take better care of your teeth!

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Foods To Avoid With Braces

Starting treatment with braces? You'll need to make a few changes to your diet. Learn what foods to avoid with braces, then schedule a consultation today!

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Foods To Eat After Getting Braces

If You Just Got Braces, You May Wonder How It Can Affect Your Life. One Of The Most Common Questions Is What Types Of Food You Can Eat After Getting Braces. Check Out Myers Orthodontics Guide That Can Help Answer This Question!

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How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?

Wondering Just How Long You’ll Be Stuck With Braces Is A Difficult Question That We Can Provide An Answer To. Contact Myers Orthodontics & Schedule An Appointment!

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Do I Have To Wear My Retainer Forever?

Whether You Receive Braces Or Invisalign, Retention Will Be A Vital Part Of Your Orthodontic Treatment. Orthodontic Retainers Help To Prevent Teeth From Returning To Old Positions, Protecting Your New Smile For A Lifetime.

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Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

At Myers Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients of all ages throughout the Knoxville, TN area achieve gorgeous smiles. We're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to patients in Knoxville, and one of the most popular is Invisalign.

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New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

Going into 2018, you may have already started thinking about some of your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you want to save money, buy a new car, or get in shape. At Myers Orthodontics, we encourage you to consider another New Year’s resolution with long-term impact—taking care of your smile! After all, most potential oral health issues are 100% preventable with a little extra care and maintenance. Check out our tips below to learn more about our New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile!

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Toothbrushes: Regular vs. Electric

The key to a beautiful smile is a great oral hygiene routine that keeps your mouth in top condition every day. At the core of that routine is your toothbrush, the tool of choice for that crucial first step in cleaning away all of that bacteria and food that has built up on your teeth throughout the day. Toothbrushes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but there are two types of toothbrushes that are always compared and battle for the title of being the best. We’re talking about electric toothbrushes versus your trusty manual toothbrushes.

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and for the entire team here at Myers Orthodontics, this is always a special occasion! As a leading orthodontic practice serving the Knoxville, TN area, we've seen firsthand the serious, long-term changes that orthodontic treatment can create in a person's life, and it goes so far beyond just the appearance of a smile. Orthodontic scan revitalize someone's life – and National Orthodontic Health Month helps us celebrate that fact.

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How to Build A Back-to-School Braces Kit

Summer has come to a close and school is back in session, which means it's time for those who just got braces over the summer to start preparing their back to school braces kit. At Myers Orthodontics, we want to make sure you stay on the path to that perfect, new smile, which is why we’ve put together this guide on how to put together the best braces kit to take care of your braces during school.

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The Dangers of DIY Braces

When you go to visit a kids or teen orthodontist in Knoxville or Bearden, TN, you can trust that you or your child’s teeth will be in good hands. We feel like this is vital to mention because there’s a sweeping new trend that’s emerging – one that’s an absolute danger to a person’s teeth. We’re talking about DIY (do-it-yourself) braces, a frightening development where patients attempt to take orthodontic matters into their own hands.

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The Many Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

At Myers Orthodontics, it’s our aim to give each and every one of our patients a straighter smile. Through our high-quality orthodontic treatments, including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign, we’re fully capable of improving the smiles of all those in and around Knoxville, TN. A straight smile isn’t just purely something that’s nice to look at – a straight smile also carries many additional benefits, including the following.

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How To Determine If You Have An Orthodontic Emergency

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Myers Orthodontics is what should our patients consider an orthodontic emergency and when should they make an emergency visit. While most of the time they are rarely real emergencies that warrant going to the hospital, some do require our patients to visit our offices before their next regularly scheduled visit. To help better inform our patients, we will explain which orthodontic emergencies need attention sooner than later, and which can wait until your next visit.

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes

Most patients know that a diligent, regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing is the best way to keep teeth healthy and make sure your orthodontic treatment progresses smoothly. But while the mechanics and techniques of brushing are widely understood, there's one question that vexes many of our patients: is a manual or electric toothbrush better? This is a common conundrum, and we figured we'd dedicate this blog to spelling out the differences between the two.

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2017 New Year's Resolutions for Your Teeth

2016 has truly flown by – it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and taking down our holiday decorations! Nonetheless, time marches on and 2017 is just around the corner. If you're like us, you're probably drafting a list of New Year’s resolutions that you can act on in 2017. This year, in addition to inevitable commitments to go the gym and eat healthier, why not focus a few resolutions on helping to create a beautiful, healthy smile? With that in mind, here are a few New Year’s resolutions you can use to benefit your teeth this new year!

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Braces Color Options For Football Season

Football season in the South is no simple ordeal, and all of our patients have been anticipating the games, spirit, and touchdowns! At Myers Orthodontics, we understand that braces can be a time full of changes and adjustments, and that’s why we love being involved and creative in the braces treatment process. Let us transform your smile by adding your favorite color ties to brighten your teeth! Dr. Myers and his staff have been working diligently to help patients show off their team spirit this season… Take a look!

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Alternatives To Metal Braces

When you think of braces, what comes to mind? Chances are, you picture a smiling face with a silvery network of metal over the teeth. These are the familiar brackets and wires of traditional metal braces: the oldest, and still the most popular, treatment in all of orthodontics. But modern orthodontic technology has come a long way, and there are now a variety of alternatives to metal braces available to patients.

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Playing Sports With Braces

Yes – You Can Still Play Sports With Braces! The process of starting treatment with braces is an exciting time filled with new routines, new things to get used to, and plenty of questions. While the promise of a new smile is often thrilling to patients, our athletic patients often pose a familiar question, usually accompanied by feelings of trepidation: Can I still play sports with braces?

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How To Choose An Orthodontist In Knoxville

If you've recently moved to the Knoxville area, we're sure there's plenty on your to-do list. Between moving in your possessions, scoping out the location of nearby services, and even finding a new doctor, moving to a new city carries with it a whole host of chores and things to get done. But there's one crucial thing we bet you haven't thought of - finding a new orthodontist. Whether you have a child who needs to set the foundation for a healthy smile or you want to boost your personal and professional life by improving your own, finding the right orthodontist is a critical process with long-lasting implications.

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Knoxville Neighborhoods Explained

At Myers Orthodontics, we're proud to provide high quality orthodontic treatment to the community of Knoxville, TN. We love what we do, and it brings us joy to be a part of such a strong, wonderful community. Knoxville is a large and diverse area, and each neighborhood offers something unique. For those looking for more information about Knoxville or considering moving here, we've drafted up some information about the different areas within Knoxville and what each one has to offer.

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More Braces-Safe Treats for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and we know that means many of our patients are getting into the spirit of the season, making plans to see family and loved ones, and preparing to enjoy some delicious holiday foods. But stop right there - what may be delicious to our taste buds can be a minefield of trouble for anyone who has braces. That's because the sticky, gooey, and sugary foods we love to indulge in during the holidays can lodge themselves under wires, damage, brackets, and attack tooth enamel - all things that can quickly derail your treatment plan! To keep your smile and your stomach happy this holiday season, we've gathered a couple of treats you can enjoy over the holidays that won't harm your braces.

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Holiday Treats That Are Safe For Braces

As the holidays approach, we know that many of our patients are getting excited for a relaxing season cuddling up next to the fire, enjoying the company of family and friends, and digging into delicious holiday sweets. But while they may be mouth-wateringly delicious, the sweets we love during the holidays are a veritable minefield for braces - they contain sugars and carbs that collect around brackets and wires, and when exposed to bacteria in the mouth, they break down into acids that attack teeth and cause cavities and decay. That's why for this blog, we're going to give you some holiday treats that are both delicious and safe to enjoy with braces!

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Bringing Up Bates

While it might surprise you to hear this, orthodontics isn't usually a profession that brings a lot of fame. While we love what we do and feel truly blessed to get to serve the community of Knoxville with wonderful smiles, our recognition rarely extends beyond the gratitude and friendship of our patients. And we're just fine with that - for us, the look of sheer joy and excitement when a patient gets their braces off and sees their brand new smile is more than enough thanks. But recently, we got to try our hand at appearing on a national reality TV show - that was an exciting day in the office!

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Adult Braces – The Solution Is Clear

When we talk about braces, we often imagine awkward pre-teen years with colorful brackets and wires on our teeth. Yet, this is not at all what braces means today. There are a variety of innovative orthodontic appliances that are perfect for the working professional. Achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t have to add a burden to your busy schedule or appearance. With Invisalign and other virtually invisible braces, adult treatment is now more convenient and discreet than ever before!

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Don’t Forget Your Back to School Appointment

The school year is back in session, and that means many of our adolescent and early orthodontics patients are getting back into the routine of class, seeing friends, and extracurricular activities. This is always an exciting time for our patients - it's all the fun of returning to class and seeing friends without the crazy rush that comes later in the year. But while now is a great time for socializing and readjusting, it's also an important opportunity for your oral health. For this blog, we're going to talk about why it's so important to get your dental health in check for the coming school year.

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