Propel VPro+

Dr. Miller uses Propel’s Vpro+ device in conjunction with Invisalign® and braces treatments to accelerate the movement of your teeth. Please give us a call today to learn more about Propel’s Vpro+!! The VPro+™ is a hands-free, easy-to-use device that you use for only 5 minutes every day to shorten your time in orthodontic treatment....
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Three Ways To Smile More

If you don’t smile enough, you could be missing out on some of the great health benefits that come from flashing your pearly whites. In our previous post, we went over some of these health benefits, and why smiling and laughing is good for you. If you have teeth that keep you from smiling, call...
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The Importance Of Smiling

Here at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, we believe that today is a great day to start smiling! Did you know that there are actual health benefits that come from smiling and laughing? If you’re not smiling because you don’t like your teeth, you may benefit from the help of an orthodontist. If you’re looking for...
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Pediatric Orthodontics

When you have children, taking care of your children’s teeth is part of your daily responsibility, from teaching them to brush properly to making sure they are not eating foods that are known to be bad for their teeth. As your child grows and is in elementary school, their smiles slowly change from baby teeth...
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Challenges of Rubber Bands

Many people who experience wearing braces also have to wear rubber bands, or elastics as they are sometimes called. These tiny forces of nature present their own challenges, and it is most common to have rubber bands connect from the top bite to the bottom. They are used to correct the position of top bite relative...
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Palate Expander FAQ’s

If you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment, you might hear the orthodontist mention appliances. There are several types of appliances that might be entering your life. One such appliance that your Newton Centre orthodontist might have you wear is an expander, or more precisely, the palatal expander. When is a palatal expander used?...
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Why Choose Invisalign?

If you are deciding between Invisalign and braces, you’ll be looking for the pros and cons of each type. What you will find is that they both have their place in the orthodontic universe. The choice between them really comes down to personal choice. We'll set out some differences to consider while you are trying...
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How to Care for your Retainer

When you’ve been told to wear a retainer by your orthodontist, it is important to wear it just as instructed and to keep it safe and clean. Below you’ll find our top tips for caring for your retainer. If you have more questions, call your orthodontist at Newton Town Centre Orthodontics. Keep it Safe Because...
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What Foods Can I Eat with Braces?

Newton Centre Family Orthodontics is your local expert for straightening teeth. We teeth all the common reasons for having orthodontics. We offer traditional braces, as well as Invisalign. We know that getting braces causes you to live an alternative lifestyle when it comes to food for the duration of your treatment. You often see lists...
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The Benefits of Smiling

Newton Centre Orthodontists cares about your smile and we know the great effects a bright and straight smile can have on your state of mind. We’ve seen it ourselves when someone who had crooked teeth gets their braces removed. You can see them smile bigger and their eyes sparkle with self-confidence. There is hard science to...
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Why Invisalign®?

Newtown Town Orthodontics offers several types of braces for you to choose from. Sometimes this choice is an economic one and sometimes it is based more on lifestyle. A choice that is growing in popularity is Invisalign®. Here are of some of the advantages of Invisalign® over metal braces.   Appearance Invisalign® aligners are clear...
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Types of Braces

When you are considering braces for yourself or for your children, you may be wondering what types of braces have been developed recently. You may remember kids from your childhood with a mouth of tin colored metal. For many years, there were no choices to be made other than to get braces or not, but...
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Orthofacial Orthopedics

Newton Centre Family Orthodontics and our orthodontics Dr. Brian Miller, has offices in Newton and Concord MA for your convenience. We offer high-quality, family-friendly orthodontics, including braces of all types and Invisalign. Today we are going to discuss the benefits of dentofacial orthopedics. What is Dentofacial Orthopedics? While orthodontics involves the movement of teeth to...
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What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

A popular option for straightening teeth at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign, which is different from traditional braces, works by applying a series of clear, retainer-like aligners in order to eventually move your...
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How do braces move my teeth?

Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time (usually two years). Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and that is where Dr. Brian Miller and our team insert orthodontic wires. These wires are...
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How much do braces cost?

This is one of the most common questions that is asked at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics and, unfortunately, it does not have a simple answer. Just as every patient we see is unique, so is their treatment plan. Some patients have very simple problems which require less appliances and time, while other cases are much...
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What is early intervention?

Many developing orthodontic problems can be intercepted and corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven, or younger if the front four permanent teeth have replaced the baby teeth. Early treatment,...
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A Helpful Site on Orthodontics

As you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics would like to point you to a helpful website. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have lots of important information about everything relating to braces, including myths and facts of orthodontics, tips for a better orthodontic experience, and cool...
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Love your new smile? Tell us about it!

At Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, we proudly treat adults, teens, and children; no matter what your age, we believe you deserve a great smile. Our warm and welcoming team is known for their for their exceptional orthodontic skills. Dr. Brian Miller and our talented team have been creating beautiful smiles for years, and today would...
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New Year’s Eve

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Newton Centre Family Orthodontics included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in dozens of countries....
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Going Beyond Braces

At Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, we aren’t just concerned with straightening your teeth and giving you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are also committed improving the oral health and the well-being of all our patients. Dr. Brian Miller and our team strive to serve our patients by educating them about their treatments, as...
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Misconceptions About Orthodontics

While everyone understands that a dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what Newton Centre Family Orthodontics does for our patients and how exactly Dr. Brian Miller can help them. Let’s take a closer look at a couple of the myths...
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Thanksgiving in North America

Thanksgiving marks the start to the holidays; a season filled with feasting, indulging, and spending time with family and friends are always special. Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for giving thanks, and while this may seem like such a natural celebration, the United States is only one of a handful of countries to officially celebrate...
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Are braces right for me?

According to Preferred Consumer, it's estimated that 50 percent of people around the world have teeth that are crooked, not aligned properly, or irregular. Fortunately today, orthodontics has advanced to the point where corrective devices, such as braces and retainers, are less obvious, more comfortable, and can be worn for shorter periods of time. So,...
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I got my braces. Now what?

We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s even more important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you begin your orthodontic treatment. Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why our team at Newton Centre Family...
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Why Damon® Smile braces?

A lot of our patients, (especially you parents!) come to Newton Centre Family Orthodontics convinced that traditional braces are the only answer to straight teeth. We are proud to offer Damon Smile in our Newton Centre or Concord, MA office, which can give you better results in less time than traditional orthodontic treatment! Damon Smile...
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How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Your smile is unique, so your orthodontic treatment time should also be unique and customized for your special needs. In the past the average orthodontic treatment took approximately two years, but with today’s new technology and our commitment to providing the best orthodontic care in the least amount of time, we have experienced a reduction...
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Foods that are Safe for Braces

Orthodontic braces are used to straighten the teeth, which not only creates a more pleasing appearance, but also helps prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems. Braces are only effective when they are properly cared for, however. Certain foods, for example, are better suited for individuals who have braces, as opposed to hard and...
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What causes crooked teeth?

There are several reasons why some people’s teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregularly-shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting. It is very important that you schedule an appointment at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics so...
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Invisalign® Q&A

The fact is, most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And that’s where Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics can help. Of course, orthodontic treatment help make your teeth stay strong, healthy and become perfectly-aligned. But did you know you can get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve...
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What is Hyperdontia?

When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics call this oral condition "hyperdontia." Primary teeth are the first set of teeth that erupt in your child's mouth, typically by the...
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Invisalign® Tips

Many people know that Invisalign is a great alternative if you don't want to experience the look and feel of traditional metal braces. What few people know, though, is that just like traditional braces, Invisalign requires proper care on the patient's end to work effectively. Good oral hygiene is highly important, even when you are...
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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day from Dr. Brian Miller and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Americans love to celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence! Today we're devoting the Newton Centre Family Orthodontics! blog to some fun facts about...
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Thanks to Invisalign®, you can have a perfect smile without metal wires or brackets!

At Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, we know that image is everything. For many people, the thought of having metal brackets and wires attached to their teeth for two or more years may be more than enough to reconsider orthodontic treatment. If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about metal wires and brackets...
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The Clear Benefits of Invisalign®

Invisalign clear aligners can be a great option for improving your smile. At Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, we have lots of experience using this technology to give our patients the beautiful and healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Plus, because it’s so convenient, Invisalign rarely interferes with your daily life. Invisalign aligners are clear, discrete and...
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June Marks National Dairy Month!

In honor of June being Dairy Month, Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics would like to remind our patients about the importance of dairy to your overall health! Regular consumption of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, has been found to lower your chances of contracting gum disease...
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Orthodontic Emergency Care

Although major orthodontic emergencies are relatively rare, when they do happen it is important to seek immediate attention. By comparison, a minor orthodontic issue is something you can usually take care of yourself, or wait until your next scheduled appointment for care. Here are some guidelines to help you understand the difference between an orthodontic...
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Make Every Day Earth Day

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth's atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it...
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Play it Safe this Spring

It's springtime and it's again time to remind our patients at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. If you...
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What’s on your mind?

By now, you’re probably familiar with our blog-writing process: Each week, we write about important orthodontic topics and your well-being, including the treatments we proudly offer. This week, though, we thought we’d step back and ask you, our amazing patients: what’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the always-changing and exciting...
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February is also Heart Month!

You may remember our post from last week, when we discussed February being “National Children’s Dental Health Month.” But did you know February also marks American Heart Month? It’s a great time to take notice of the health of your heart as cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world, according to...
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The myths and facts about braces

Some folks believe your chances of being struck by lightning increases when you have braces, while other folks believe having braces interferes with romance, and even metal detectors as you try to make your way through the airport for a much-needed vacation. Trust us when we say we know there are quite a few myths...
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Happy New Year!

With the year almost over, we thought we would ask you, our dear patients: what was memorable about 2012 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2013? Do you have a new year's resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year? We want to wish all our patients, friends, family and...
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Season’s greetings!

In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as we reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2013? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food?...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, it’s a great time to ask ourselves what we’re thankful for. With our friends and family around us, we celebrate the blessings given to us in the past year. Our staff thought we’d ask: What are you thankful for this holiday season? Do you have any Thanksgiving wishes or recipes...
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