Metal Braces vs Ceramic Braces

The treatment path of both metal and ceramic braces is essentially the same: either metal or ceramic brackets will be attached to the teeth, and the wiring is used to reposition the teeth bit by bit.

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Should I get braces before or after my wisdom teeth are removed?

There are several reasons why you may need braces. If you have crooked teeth or if your jaw is not aligning properly, then your doctor will probably recommend orthodontic treatment. But if your wisdom teeth are not out yet, you may be wondering: should you remove them before you get the orthodontic treatment or after? 

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Am I Too Old for Invisalign?

Here's a misconception common among adults: if you're past your teen years, then it's too late to get orthodontic treatment. The reasoning is that your teeth are not that malleable anymore to be moved and placed into their correct position as effectively as in the case of younger patients. 

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Do Ceramic Braces Stain?

Braces are the best-known and most effective orthodontic treatment for a variety of issues concerning the alignment of the teeth or jaws. Over the years, the technology of this system has evolved a lot, and nowadays patients can enjoy advanced methods to correct their orthodontic defects, without discomfort.

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Can I Drink Coffee While Wearing My Invisalign Trays?

Invisalign works to correct your teeth alignment and bite problems gradually when you wear the Invisalign trays consistently. Gentle force is placed on your teeth and gradually shifts them into their proper place, correcting crooked teeth and malocclusions.

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Benefits Of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign are a great alternative to braces. But what are their benefits, and why should you choose clear aligners instead of traditional metal braces? In this blog from Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, we’ll discuss a few of the benefits provided by this popular braces alternative. 

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Caring For Your Metal Braces

Getting braces is definitely a long journey and takes some adjustment, but it’s worth it. Once your braces are removed, you’ll have a picture-perfect smile that will last you a lifetime. And if you’ve gotten braces in Wyomissing recently, or you’re interested in braces from Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, it’s important to know how to care for them. 

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Orthodontists Vs. General Dentists

If you want to straighten your teeth in Wyomissing, you may be wondering if you need to see an orthodontist, particularly if you are interested in clear aligners like Invisalign. A lot of dentists offer Invisalign, and not all of them are orthodontists.So, what’s the difference, anyway? And is it better to work with a general dentist or an orthodontist to straighten your teeth? Find out in this blog from Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics.

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What Do I Do If My Kid’s Braces Break?

If your child or teen has braces, you may have to deal with their braces breaking at some point in their treatment. Braces are strong and durable, but they can be damaged and dislodged by certain activities, like eating the wrong foods or taking a hard hit in a contact sport.

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How Can I Maximize My Insurance Benefits? What You Should Know

If you’re interested in getting orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, you may be wondering if you can use your insurance plan to cover the cost. Learn more about how to best use your dental insurance in Wyomissing below. 

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Is Invisalign Right For Me?

At Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, we’re here to help patients of all ages correct their smiles with Invisalign in Wyomissing. But is Invisalign right for you? Read on, and see the top 5 signs that you may want to consider Invisalign treatment at our office.

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How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

The ADA and all major dental associations recommend that patients visit the dentist every six months, and that’s our recommendation at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, too. Whether or not you’re getting orthodontic treatment, you should see your dentist every six months for an oral exam and teeth cleaning.

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Is It Safe To Visit The Dentist During COVID-19?

At Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, we take your safety seriously. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit our office for orthodontic treatment. When you come to see Dr. Hottenstein for the care you need, we’re taking every step we can to keep you healthy and minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Learn more below, and see how we’re protecting our patients in Wyomissing.

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What Kind Of Braces Are Right For Me?

If you’re considering braces in Wyomissing, you may be wondering which type of braces are right for you. We offer both metal braces and ceramic braces at Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, and either treatment may be a good option depending on your situation and your needs. Read on to get more information, or contact us now for a consultation.

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How Do I Care For My Invisalign Trays? 

Whether you’ve already gotten Invisalign in Wyomissing from Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, or you’re just curious to learn more about the treatment process as you explore your options for smile correction, you may be wondering who to care for Invisalign trays properly.

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When Should My Child Get Braces?

Do you think that your child may need orthodontic treatment? Wondering when they should get braces and corrective care to ensure a healthy smile and bite? In this blog from Molly Hottenstein Orthodontics, we’ll discuss the basics of recognizing early signs of orthodontic problems, how early orthodontic intervention works, what to expect from your child’s treatment plan, and more. Let’s get started now. 

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Welcome to Our Office!

Dr. Molly loves helping her patients perfect their smiles, but what is even more important to her is making personal connections with her patients. She loves going above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences for each of her patients and considers every detail, no matter how small. When Dr. Molly sees delight and joy in her patients’ eyes, she knows she is doing her job correctly.

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