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Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
10/01/2018
Wearing braces doesn’t mean that you need to give up Halloween candy, but you do need to snack wisely this Fall. Thankfully, you’ll have plenty of options for delicious treats that also satisfy your sweet tooth. Our staff and doctors here at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics in Stillwater and Lakewood, MN created this guide to help you pick some go-to favorite snacks while avoiding a sticky situation this Halloween.
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How Thumb-Sucking Can Harm Your Child's Smile
08/06/2018
When our Stillwater and Woodbury area babies and even toddlers are found sucking their thumbs, the act is often met with comments about how cute they are. And it is cute! While some amount of thumb-sucking is a normal reflex and not harmful at all, children who continuously suck their thumbs for extended periods of time a can cause orthodontic problems later in life.
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5 Foods to Avoid During Braces Treatment
06/20/2018
Patients improving their smile through orthodontic treatment with traditional braces can face challenges eating certain foods. Your orthodontist will ask you to avoid some foods or change the way you’re eating some of your favorite snacks to ensure a great result. It’s also important to keep in mind that some foods are more likely to stick to your teeth, making oral hygiene a challenge. Here are five foods to stay away from while undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces.
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How to Tell if Invisalign Is Right for You
04/09/2018
At Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, we're proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to patients of all ages in the Woodbury and Stillwater, MN areas. Many of our patients are curious about Invisalign clear aligners – so if you've been wondering whether or not Invisalign is right for you, you're not alone. Invisalign is a convenient form of treatment, and as your orthodontic specialists, we can help you discover if Invisalign is right for you.
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Hazards Of Direct To Your Door and DIY Orthodontics
03/09/2018
As busy people we are often enticed by options that seem to offer a quick and easy fix for a problem we face. Not surprisingly, when it comes to your health these solutions are not always the best. With the emergence and growing popularity of “direct to your door” and “do-it-yourself (DIY)” orthodontics, some people are now opting for a quick fix for their teeth. Unfortunately, these can offer more risks than benefits.
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Welcome to Our Blog!
11/06/2017
Thank you for taking the time to check out our blog here at Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, your home for high-quality orthodontic treatments, such as braces and Invisalign in Stillwater and Woodbury MN. We’re proud to service all our patients in and around Woodbury and Stillwater with some of the best when it comes to orthodontic care and treatments.
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