How do braces move my teeth?

January 25th, 2024

Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time (usually two years). Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and that is where Drs. P. Durbin & M. Durbin and our team insert orthodontic wires.…
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Looking—and Feeling—Your Best in Braces

January 17th, 2024

It’s normal to be a little self-conscious when you first get your braces. Even though you really want to straighten any crooked teeth, or correct a bad bite, you might still be a bit hesitant about sharing your new orthodontic work with the world. What are some ways to get over those under-confident feelings? Keep…
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Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health

January 10th, 2024

Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health. Below, Drs. P. Durbin & M. Durbin and our team have covered five of the top foods to keep your teeth and gums healthy! 1. Crispy, low-acid fruits…
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Let It Snow!

January 3rd, 2024

The weather out there might be frightful for most of us, but not for you! You’ve been waiting all year for a fresh coat of powder and all the outdoor sporting activities winter brings. But before you grab those ski poles, strap into that snowboard, lace up those skates, or dust off that sled, be…
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