Dr Niles Orthodontics Blog

What Candy Is OK for Braces?
10/26/2018
Halloween is just around the corner, and we know that means kids everywhere are getting excited for a night of frights, fun, and delicious treats. But for kids heading into Halloween with braces, there are some things to truly be scared of! Unfortunately, the vast majority of Halloween candy can wreak havoc on braces, so if you're celebrating Halloween with braces this year, you'll need to be careful of what candy you eat. As your Brighton orthodontist, Dr. Gordon Niles is dedicated to making every part of the treatment process easier, so here are Dr. Niles's recommendations on the least harmful candies for braces.
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What Are SureSmile Braces?
09/03/2018
SureSmile is a technologically advanced braces option that uses digital imaging and computerized treatment planning to achieve proven results for adults and children in less time. Your Howell orthodontist, Dr. Gordon Niles, is eager to help you unlock the benefits of SureSmile and reveal the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted.
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SureSmile Technology: A Different Approach To Perfect Teeth
07/03/2018
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics in Brighton, MI, we know the difficulties of having crooked or misaligned teeth, and we are here to help! Using state-of-the-art SureSmile technology, Dr. Niles will help guide your teeth to fit perfectly in your mouth, giving you a brilliantly straight smile much faster than with conventional braces. While wearing traditional braces is still a common way to straighten teeth, they tend to be clunky, uncomfortable, and sometimes downright painful to wear. As many orthodontists have to manually bend archwires to a specific angle each time a patient goes in for a check-up, the time it takes to achieve accurate results can sometimes be uncertain. SureSmile technology offers comfortability, a shorter treatment time, and a higher level of accuracy than conventional metal braces.
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5 Foods To Avoid During Your Braces Treatment
07/03/2018
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics in Brighton, MI, we know just how much of a pain having braces can be! From countless orthodontist visits getting your archwires tightened, to the constant presence of clunky metal in your mouth, having braces can be a real drag. In order to keep your braces experience as easy as possible, it’s critically important to keep your mouth clean and free of items that can damage your braces, and that means avoiding certain types of foods and drinks!
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Damon Braces vs. Traditional Braces
04/23/2018
For a very long time, braces have been the treatment that orthodontists have relied on to create new smiles for their patients, since there wasn’t anything that was more effective and efficient at straightening teeth. However, as modern orthodontic technology continues to advance, braces didn’t just become better; new types of braces emerged that allowed orthodontists to cater to a wider variety of patient needs. Among these new types are Damon Braces, which are designed as an overall improvement to the traditional metal braces system, but do they actually accomplish that?
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Benefits of Summertime Orthodontics
04/02/2018
As the heat starts to set in and school starts to wrap up with finals and last few days of class, excitement starts to build as you realize that summer is finally here! The perfect season for vacations, ice-cold treats, sleeping in late, and orthodontics. If you’re wondering if we really meant to put orthodontics in that list, don’t worry, because we definitely did. While we help people achieve new smiles year round here in Brighton, summertime is actually the perfect time to get started with orthodontic treatment and start on the path to a perfect, healthy smile, especially for kids who are enjoying summer vacation. Here are some advantages of getting started with orthodontics in the summer.
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At-Home Orthodontics Vs. Invisalign
03/12/2018
Back in the early days of orthodontics, the only choice you had to get that perfect smile you wanted was through metal braces. Today, you get to choose from a wide range of treatment methods to find the one that best meets your needs, giving you more control over what the process of getting your new smile is like. Even metal braces are smaller and more comfortable than ever before, with advanced technology like the Damon braces system. Among these options is the one that continues to be one of the most popular choice among teen and adults for their orthodontic treatment due to its aesthetic appeal: Invisalign.
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How to Choose an Orthodontist
01/18/2018
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics, we want to ensure you make the correct decision regarding orthodontic treatment. Although we hope you choose us, below you’ll find guidelines to help guide you through this challenging process.
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FSA Accounts & Orthodontics Treatment
11/10/2017
As we approach Thanksgiving, Christmas and the end of 2017, there’s plenty to think about! For many adults, it’s also about getting finances in order going into the new year. Some employers offer FSAs (Flexible Spending Accounts) which are tax-free accounts that let you set aside pre-tax money to use on healthcare expenses. For those who haven’t used the money in these accounts, we’d like to remind you to consider orthodontic treatment at Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics to improve your smile and quality of life.
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October is National Orthodontic Health Month!
10/18/2017
During October when most Americans are gearing up to enjoy all the fun that comes with Halloween, it often goes unnoticed that this is also the month set aside to celebrate good orthodontic health. National Orthodontic Health Month is an annual observance sponsored by our friends at the National Association of Orthodontists (AAO) that was created to raise awareness about how essential orthodontic health is.
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Brace Yourself: Damon Braces vs. Invisalign
09/16/2017
Braces aren’t just your typical cage of metal anymore. Damon braces and Invisalign are two of the most popular and effective orthodontic treatments available, and they both work in the same general way: applying gentle pressure to the teeth so they move into the correct positions. Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics offers both treatments, and our team is here to help you choose the best fit for you! Here are a few characteristics of both Damon braces and Invisalign that you can consider.
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Summertime-Braces Friendly Treats
07/21/2017
It’s a beautiful Michigan summer and all of the staff at Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics hopes you are taking time out with your children and teens and making the most of it. We’ve gathered three of the best recipes you can make with your child and, of course, they are braces and Invisalign friendly!
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10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Invisalign
05/15/2017
During your consultation, Dr. Niles will work with you to determine if Invisalign is right for you. But before you come to our Brighton office for an appointment, check out our 10 tips for getting the most out of Invisalign treatment.
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Things to Do in Brighton, MI in March
03/15/2017
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics, we offer more than just beautiful smiles. We want our orthodontic patients to enjoy life in the beautiful Brighton, MI, area and that means getting out of the house and exploring some of the things to do that make Brighton unique. If you’re looking for fun things to do with your friends and family in March, check out some of the options we’ve provided below.
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Great Oral Health Habits For The New Year
01/25/2017
At Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics, our patients are our number one priority. We want to ensure that your oral health is great before, during and after treatment. Even if you’ve had issues developing a strong oral care routine, 2017 is here and it’s a great time to start. Below you’ll find some tips you can implement into your daily routine.
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Protecting Your Teeth During the Holidays
11/28/2016
The holidays are coming up fast, and we know many of our patients are looking forward to some time spent relaxing with friends and family, and enjoying some seasonal holiday sweets. However, many of the foods and candies we love to enjoy during the holidays aren’t the best for your oral health. That's because naturally-occurring bacteria in your mouth break the sugars in these foods down into acids, which attack the tooth enamel and cause dental decay. To make sure you have healthy teeth in the upcoming months, here are a few holiday tooth safety tips and tricks.
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Back To School With Dr. Niles
09/15/2016
While it’s hard to believe, soon the school bells will ring to call area students back to the classroom for the start of the 2016-17 school year. If you’re a student at a local high school or college, now is a great time to schedule an appointment with our Brighton orthodontist, Dr. Niles, to improve your smile with orthodontic treatment. Just call us directly at (810) 227-1950 so we can help you schedule your first visit at a time that’s convenient for you.
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Welcome to our blog!
08/23/2016
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog! We like to keep our patients up-to-date with what’s happening in the office, so check often for the latest posts. We may post an informational article, an announcement about an office contest or a spotlight on a special patient or staff member! At the end of each post, you will see an “Add Comment” box. We welcome your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment. We love engaging with our patients, and regularly updating this blog is a great way for us to connect in between your scheduled visits!
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