How to Fix Minor Overcrowding Teeth without Braces or Invisalign

A nice smile has an impact on how people perceive you as well as how you perceive yourself. While braces seem to be almost a rite of passage for teens and even some adults, they are not necessarily required for all overcrowded teeth. You may not realize that fixing overcrowding teeth can be accomplished without braces.

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Team Demas Orthodontics – Newsletter #1 – November 2017


You don’t often hear sophomores in high school saying their dream job is to be an orthodontist, but at that age, I knew that was what I wanted to do. I enjoyed working with my hands and studying science, so it seemed like a good fit.Yet it took me a lot more life experience, and 16 years of being an orthodontist, to fully appreciate what we …CONTINUE READING

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Top 14 Foods to Avoid While Wearing Braces

While wearing braces, it can be a challenge to maintain excellent oral hygiene. The goal of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful, healthy smile. If you don’t continue to practice great oral hygiene, you can end up with decay or gum disease. During orthodontic treatment, you will want to avoid anything that could delay treatment like having brackets pop off or having bands loosen.

Foods to Avoid

It is important to avoid certain foods while wearing braces so that treatment is not prolonged and oral hygiene stays impeccable. These foods include:

  • Popcorn
  • Hard candy
  • Corn on the cob
  • Whole Apples
  • Ice
  • Beef jerky
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Sticky candy
  • Bagels
  • Nuts
  • Sugary sweets
  • Soda and
  • Inedible objects

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You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile

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The Importance of Your Smile

Many consumers have not given enough thought to the importance of their smile, and they are happy with their semi-annual trips to the dentist. Really, there is a lot more out there for them to explore. We love this quote:

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” ~Martin Charnin

Thinking about this quote, you can envision those people in your workplace who always smile. They seem to have more confidence and appear happy most of the time. They may be putting on that smile for public consumption and on the inside feel very differently, but you want to get a bit of their confidence. You will do it however you can, everything from eating right to getting regular exercise. Another option is to perform a partnership with your local orthodontist.

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Will Having Teeth Removed Ruin My Face? Orthodontic Treatment

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Contrary to Popular Belief: It is Perfectly Safe

When people are told that they are going to need to have multiple teeth removed, one of the most common concerns is how this will affect the appearance of their face. It is possible that the look of your face could change slightly after having an orthodontic treatment performed to remove permanent teeth. However, the reality is that in the vast majority of cases, no changes will occur that can be perceived by the naked eye.


What will the orthodontist recommend?

When an orthodontist makes the recommendation to remove teeth, he or she does not do so lightly. The need to remove teeth is usually caused by a lack of room. An orthodontist will examine x-rays, pictures and models to determine if extraction is indeed necessary. Saving the teeth is always the preferable option, but this is not always possible.

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The Stages Leading to Braces Removal

When Do I Get My Braces Off?

Most recipients of braces use them to improve their facial appearance through the straightening of teeth and improve their teeth’s ability to bite correctly.  Even though the brace user chooses this dental procedure, he or she still naturally prefers a mouth without braces! Knowing when they are likely to be removed is really important as it is a relief being able to display a better set of teeth after the completion of the procedure. Dr. Demas and his team at Demas Orthodontics find the number one question they are asked is “When do I get my braces off?”

No one person goes through exactly the same treatment program, so the time frame required for braces to complete a good job does naturally vary. The procedure follows certain standardized steps, some of which take longer than others.

At Demas Orthodontics, successful braces treatment undergoes three treatment stages. Each of these stages has to be completed satisfactorily before the preceding stage commences. The first step is analyzing and correcting the crowding of teeth; the second is aligning the teeth, while the third involves bite correction.

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Tooth-Friendly Recipe 7: Black Bean Rice Burgers

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How to Make Nutritious Burgers From Black Beans and Rice

After you begin to wear braces, it is essential to eat tooth friendly food that offers a lot of nutritional value. Black bean rice burgers are simple to prepare and easy to chew. You need to have several ingredients to cook rice burgers, including:

• White or brown rice
• Black beans
• Salsa
• Breadcrumbs
• Chopped onions
• Whipped eggs
• Vegetable oil

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One Who Smiles Rather Than Rages Is Always the Strongest


Smile quotes give an opportunity to think more deeply about the meaning of a smile. While smiles communicate happiness and pleasure, they can also show a deep commitment to wisdom and truth.


Whether you realize it or not, you are faced with the choice to smile in the face of adversity every day. An orthodontist in Southington understands the importance of choosing to smile. Facial expressions can have a direct effect on our feelings and actions. When we make the choice to smile, we are choosing a path that gives strength and endurance for harder things to come.

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Begin a New Day With a Simple SMILE


Late great comedienne Phyllis Diller said a lot of funny things, but one smile quote she gave had a lot of wisdom to it as well: “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” When you begin your day with a smile, it sets you on the right track to happy hours filled with productive work and fun. If you see a dull, crooked or unattractive smile in the mirror, it can make it more difficult to feel motivated to move forth with joy.

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Mirrors Never Lie

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Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it

Life is like a mirror. We get the best results when we smile at it, yet so many of us hide our smiles because of imperfections with our teeth. If your child is struggling with orthodontic issues, don’t hesitate to do something about it. Whether there is a problem with too much space, not enough space, or your child has an issue with his or her bite, braces for kids can mean a total transformation. Help your child get a beautiful smile and your child won’t only look better, but will have a boost in confidence as well. A smile is a calling card for the world. You want it to look its best and sometimes it means getting an orthodontist’s help.

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