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    What’s Up With My Bite?

    Malocclusion, or the misalignment of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaw, is very common in both children and adults. This is often due to the fact that teeth can move slowly overtime just from the normal forces of chewing. This can even occur in individuals who have had braces in the past if they are not wearing a retainer. But not to worry, occlusal/bite problems can be identified early on in children while they still have baby teeth or mixed dentition and restored with orthodontic treatment.

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    Enhancing Your Smile with Invisalign

    Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenient! With Invisalign, you can get the smile of your dreams without food restrictions or brackets and wires. This kind of orthodontic treatment uses clear, removable aligners made with 3D computer imaging technology. Therefore, you can eat or drink whatever you want and brush and floss without complications. Because there are no metal or wires involved, you don’t need to come into the office as often to get adjustments. Invisalign gradually and gently shifts your teeth into their correct placements. You will only need to visit us about once every six weeks for a checkup, and the total treatment lasts about…

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    Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Orthodontics!

    Are you self-conscious about your smile? If so, we can help you feel confident and beautiful with orthodontics! After undergoing treatment with braces, you’ll have the smile of your dreams. At Wellesley Dental Group, we will ensure that you feel comfortable and satisfied with your experience. Treatment usually varies from one to three years. There are many different types of orthodontic appliances. They can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic and are either removable or bonded to your teeth. You have the choice of clear, metallic, and many other colors for your brackets. The types of treatment we offer include: Traditional Metal Braces: most common, made of high quality stainless steel, uses…

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    The Power of Milk

    A classic food pairing is cookies and milk, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Sure, this combination is delicious. But did you know that according to researchers in The Journal of the American Dental Association, a glass of milk after eating sweets could keep tooth decay away?

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    Post-Halloween Treats: Try These Orthodontics-Safe Recipes!

    The truly scary part about Halloween are the days that follow –mainly due to the large stashes of candy collected that can be damaging to your oral health. Not to mention, those who have braces may be tempted to indulge in sticky or hard candies that could bend wires and break brackets off of the teeth. During Halloween season, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) sponsor National Orthodontic Health Month, which is the perfect opportunity to remind patients with braces to think about braces-friendly treats that they can enjoy this Halloween. The AAO combines the spooky spirit of Halloween with tips for maintaining braces by compiling a list of tasty recipes that will make your orthodontist smile. These recipes, created…

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    Teens Afraid to Smile with Braces?

      Do you remember your years as a teenager? From homecoming to sweet sixteen parties to prom, and the beloved senior pictures,  these are the memories that seem to last forever! Maintaining an image can be very important for teens, which includes having straight teeth. Yet, a surprising 54% of teens believe metal braces would make them more self-conscious, and 50% would smile less often, According to a research survey conducted by Kelton Global.  The American Association of Orthodontists reported that more than half of the approximated two million orthodontic cases in the United States are teenagers, ranging in age from 12 to 17. The good news is that your teenager has options! An alternative to conventional braces is Invisalign,…

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    Together We Did it Again!

      We did it again! This year’s Candy Drive was a great success, and we are proud to say we have collected even more candy than last year: over 7600 pounds! The candy will be sent as care packages with carepacks.org to the troops overseas as a sweet reminder of home. Here are some highlights from the Candy Drive! We were joined by so many wonderful people and organizations! We had the National Guards come out. We were also joined by some Veterans, and U.S. Marines who served as an amazing reminder for everything our troops do for us. We also had the Wellesley Police Department, along with Chief DeLorie…

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    The Candy Collection Has Begun!

        The Event: 7th Annual Community Candy Drive, celebrating Veteran’s Day with Candy and Cards for the US Troops Date: Nov 14th 2014 Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am   Background:   The Community Candy Drive initiative started off small, seven years back, out of a desire to incentivize children to eat less candy, without decreasing any of the fun that Halloween brings, and instilling in them the spirit of sharing and giving.   It started as a community wide buy-back program, where kids could bring us their treats and we would pay them for it. This became immensely popular, and we decided to go a step further by sharing these treats with our troops…

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    Candy Drive Details!

    Send a sweet message of support to our brave soldiers overseas at our 7th Annual Candy Drive! Drop off your candy donations and notes November 3rd-14th.   FOR DETAILS Call (781)237-9071 Email smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com   Please RSVP if interested in participating at our press event on November 14th at 10 A.M. All participating schools will be winning 3 raffles prizes presented the day of the event. We have the Superintendent of Wellesley Schools, Dr. David Lussier, joining us along with U.S. Marines, the National Guard, Veterans, local police and fire department, and many other principals and students attending the event. We will be sending the care packages of candy, notes, and…

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    Happy World Smile Day from the Smile Ambassadors!

    Today is a special holiday – celebration of positivity and friendly connection that smiles create! Your smile says a lot about you: it can be the basis of a first impression, it reflects both your personality and confidence and leaves a long-lasting impact on others. Smiling is the most efficient way to communicate friendliness, trustworthiness, desire to connect and offer emotional support. Multiple studies have been done that support the health benefits of smiling or even seeing a smile on somebody’s face. For instance, in a study where participants were flashed a smile, even though it was shown too quickly for them to even realize they had come across it, they started to perceive…