Blog Posts in 2018

Fun Ways to Count Down to the Date You're Done with Orthodontic Treatments!

There's nothing more exciting than knowing you’re about to get your braces off. Whether it’s been months, or even years, chances are you’re close to the finish line and that ...
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How to Wear Braces and Still Be an Awesome Musician

Braces are daunting for any teenager, but they can be even more frightening for trumpeters, flute players, clarinet players, and other musicians. How can you play great music with a mouth full of ...
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3 Ways to Get Affordable Orthodontic Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic care, getting any kind of treatment—whether it be braces, invisible aligners, or retainers—can get pretty pricey. For families or individuals with a limited or ...
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Orthodontic Patients: What to Pack (& Eat) on Vacation

Summer is just right around the corner, and that means vacations for a large number of families and adults. If you are one of the millions of people who wear braces or use Invisalign, you will want to ...
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Q&A: Do Sports and Braces Mix?

Question: Can you wear braces during sports? It’s a common question, asked by parents and kids all over the country who wonder if they can hit the field or run onto the court with their new ...
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The Lowdown on Braces and Bad Breath

Wearing braces to give you a great-looking smile requires adjusting your oral care habits to keep your teeth clean and prevent bad breath. Bad breath can occur when there are food particles left ...
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Smile Care! Before, During, and After Invisalign

Ever wondered what was required to wear Invisalign to help straighten your teeth and give you a great looking smile? Here at Labbe Family Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide you with an overview ...
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Tips and Tricks on How NOT to Forget Your Retainer

Retainers are important pieces of hardware people often wear following braces treatment. After orthodontic braces treatment, teeth moved into new positions may not be stable. A retainer prevents ...
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Using Mouthwash and Floss with Orthodontic Appliances

Braces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances are there to help you, but they do put you at risk for various oral health issues. That’s why, in addition to brushing properly, it’s ...
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Braces: A Positive Change for Children

When is the right time to get braces? Children and teens who learn that they need braces may have all sorts of reactions. They might be in a hurry to get started on a better smile or they may worry ...
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Shifting Teeth Can Change Your Smile over Time

If you start to notice your teeth shifting positions over time, you’re not alone. Changes in teeth alignment are common and happen for any number of reasons, ranging from sleep position to age. ...
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A Happy Smile & A Healthy Body: The Link Between Oral Care and Health Care

In recent years, there has been an increasing number of scientific research studies resulting in more evidence that links oral care and your overall health hand in hand. The bacteria found in our ...
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