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Can I Play Sports With Braces?
12/19/2017
If Dr. Joseph Lunsford, your West Palm Beach orthodontist, has just placed braces on your teeth, you might be worried that you can’t play your favorite sports because of the appliances on your teeth. There’s no need to worry because we’ve got some great news to share with you! You can continue playing sports while wearing braces if you take a few precautions so you don’t get hurt or damage your braces.
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Back to School with Braces
10/30/2017
Now that school’s back in session, it means a return to your regular schedule – for better or for worse! A return to seeing your acquaintances, a return to doing homework, and an unfortunate return to having to wake up much earlier. While it may seem all too familiar, there can be a drastic change to this process – your new braces. Although you may have already become accustomed to wearing your braces at home, it can be a brand-new – and sometimes worrying – experience to have to wear them while outside the comforts of your home. That’s where we’re glad to help! When you go to visit the best orthodontist in West Palm Beach here at Lunsford Orthodontics, we’re also happy to give you all the helpful advice needed to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is a success, including these tips for going back to school with your new braces.
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The Difference Between an Orthodontist and Dentist
08/15/2017
Many people are confused over what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist because after all, both of these oral health care professionals help patients improve their smiles. If you’re unsure of how an orthodontist differs from a dentist, the friendly team at Lunsford Orthodontics is here to help you sort it all out!
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Eating Well While Wearing Braces
06/13/2017
When you’re in or around Wellington, FL and in need of braces or any other orthodontic treatment, we at Lunsford Orthodontics are proud to be your premier choice. We place an emphasis on top-notch orthodontic care and we’ll make sure that your treatment is always as convenient as possible. However, when you’re wearing braces, there will still need to be adjustments you’ll have to make in your daily life to accommodate this treatment, including watching what foods you eat. As your trusted Wellington, FL orthodontist, we’ll be glad to give you tips on what you should and shouldn’t eat during your braces treatment.
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DIY Braces - NOT Recommended by Your Orthodontist
05/02/2017
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) teeth straightening has blown up on social media recently. Online videos show adolescentes using elastic bands, dental floss, fishing line, and other materials to devise ways to straighten their teeth at home. As your local orthodontist serving the West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach areas, Dr. Lunsford and his team strongly discourage attempts to straighten teeth without seeking the professional service of an orthodontist.
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Braces-Friendly Recipe For Valentine’s Day
02/14/2017
Dr. Lunsford at Lunsford Orthodontics knows that celebrating holidays is a lot of fun for patients and with it being Valentine's Day today, some of our patients will be celebrating. With gifts of chocolates and candy being passed out for this day, those wearing braces have to be careful in which treats they indulge. Sticky and hard foods can damage brackets and wires!
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Braces and Proper Oral Hygiene
01/09/2017
At Lunsford Orthodontics, our mission is to provide each patient we serve with excellent orthodontic care. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to the residents of West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, and Lake Worth, FL. We understand that if you’re in need of orthodontic treatment, wearing braces for the first time can be a big lifestyle change. We want you to know that our job does not end when we put braces on your teeth. Because we truly care about all our patients, Dr. Lunsford and his team want to help you through the entire orthodontic process, which includes helping you maintain good oral hygiene while you’re improving your smile.
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Braces vs Invisalign
10/21/2016
At Lunsford Orthodontics, it is our mission to provide the West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, FL areas with top orthodontic services like braces and Invisalign. When patients begin orthodontic treatment, many decide between braces and Invisalign as their course of treatment. While braces and Invisalign are both designed to straighten your teeth, each provide certain benefits over the other and fit different orthodontic situations. As your trusted local orthodontist, we put together a comparison of braces and Invisalign, so you can be educated about each of these orthodontic treatments.
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Can Crooked Teeth Impact Your Overall Health?
10/10/2016
When people think about orthodontic work, they think that treatments like braces or Invisalign are purely cosmetic. But in fact, crooked teeth can impact not only your oral health, but your overall health. Having crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can make it hard to speak, make cleaning your teeth a challenge, and increase your chances of gum disease. Your West Palm Beach orthodontist, Dr. Lunsford, wants you to know why it is important to have straight teeth and a correct bite that orthodontic treatment at Lunsford Orthodontics can give you.
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Welcome To Our Blog
10/10/2016
Welcome to Lunsford Orthodontics and our blog! Here you’ll find useful information about orthodontics and oral health and news about our West Palm Beach office. At Lunsford Orthodontics, you’ll find a friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and his team providing professional and comprehensive orthodontic care to patients in the West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Wellington areas.
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