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Brace Up Your Teeth to a Sparkling Smile

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ursula Nwobu

Straightening your teeth to improve your smile and general health shouldn't be taken lightly. It should be on the front burner of your overall physical health and hygiene, as it's one of the first thing people see on your face.

Goldfish Gets Braces. Yes, Really

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.23.2016 | Weird News

Here’s a sight you don’t see everyday: a wee goldfish, with “braces.” The fish, named Mr. Hot Wing, was brought to Lehigh Valley Veterinary De...

College Student Made His Own Braces For $60, And His Teeth Look Fantastic

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News

This student can confidently grin from ear to ear -- and it's not because of a good orthodontist. Amos Dudley, a 24-year-old digital design major at ...

Are You Thinking About Getting Adult Braces?

Remie Lund | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Remie Lund

The idea of getting braces as an adult may well fill you with horror. For me it brings back images of thick silver train tracks, not to mention cruel ...

Steve McQueen and That Song

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Thank you dear friend, for helping me get this show right. It was such a luxury to get exactly what I wanted, instead of skipping the braces because of the expense. Every time I used them, it added to the specificity of Patty, making her real to me, and real to the audience.

BUSTED: The Truth About the Tooth Fairy and Other Dental Myths

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

Did you hear the one about the flying spirit who traded cash for old molars? Myths abound when it comes to dentistry: • Put an aspirin next to a t...

Is All Orthodontic Treatment Equal?

Richard Schechtman, D.D.S. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Schechtman, D.D.S.

Good dental or orthodontic care is not a commodity. Not all doctors have the same standards or results. There are differences. How can you make the best choice and investment toward quality orthodontic care for you and your family?

Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather? There's New Help at the Dentist

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

If your child is a mouth-breather, take her to the allergist and pediatric ENT, yes. But don't stop there. Find a dentist or other airway expert who can join in treatment of the whole picture for the whole child. You'll sleep better for it.

The Cloak of Visible Disability

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

If you have a visible disability, especially if you happen to use any sort of adaptive equipment like a wheelchair, walker and/or braces, chances are you also have experienced this cloak with your disability.

Foods That Always Get Stuck In Your Braces

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.29.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Fairly restrictive and even sometimes painful, braces do not make eating a fun experience.

Who Needs Braces? Socially-Necessary vs. Medically-Necessary Treatment

Marc Ackerman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Ackerman

Unlike treating a disease with a known cause and having the ability to select a therapy that cures that disease, orthodontics is limited to managing the irregularity of teeth. In simple terms, we orthodontists are able to straighten your teeth, but we really have little idea how or why they went crooked in the first place.

"Do the Right Bling"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy whose only piece of jewelry is a wedding ring that I got 35 years ago and who thinks karats are what rabbits eat, I have nev...

Brace Yourself For This Bizarre Trend

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.03.2013 | Teen

This trend has some bite.

I'm 35 and I've Had Braces for Over a Year

Lisa Kozoriz | Posted 01.27.2013 | Style
Lisa Kozoriz

Why I made the leap and had my mouth filled with metal.

My Clear Braces Nightmare

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

Teens like Malia Obama handle having braces so well. I, on the other hand, was the WORST.

"The Invisible Man"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When it comes to dentistry, I know the drill: You sit in a chair, open wide and brace yourself as the tooth doctor tries to get to the root of the problem.

"Construction Project"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

The braces on my teeth ought to be called the Great Project of Geezer. This architectural marvel has been engineered and constructed by Dr. Ben Murray, an orthodontic resident at the Stony Brook University.

Adult Orthodontia: A Whole-Hearted Endorsement (SLIDESHOW)

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lindsay Mannering

It's been about three years since I've been to the dentist, and Monday I have an appointment. (Don't start, Mom.) My greatest fear isn't the drill, ...

Amazing Braces

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I have fallen arches. This would be bad enough if they were in my feet, or even worse, if they fell while I was eating at McDonald's. But these arches...