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Can You Eat Popcorn, Chocolate, or Gum with Braces? Which Foods to Avoid

A close up of a person eating a chocolate bar with nuts in it while wearing braces, which can cause damage to the brackets and wires.

If you’ve recently gotten braces, congrats on taking the first step toward a beautiful, straight smile! While braces can take a little time to get used to, they offer many benefits. Orthodontic treatment can be a great investment in your oral health and overall appearance. As you adjust to wearing braces, you may wonder what […]

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Can Braces Help TMJ Disorder?

A female teenager is showing her teeth with braces. Braces to help relieve the pain, pressure, and discomfort associated with TMJ.

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, can be a chronic issue for millions of people. In fact, the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 25–30% of people experience jaw dysfunction and pain. There are a few key elements to understanding TMJ disorder. An individual’s experience with this condition, including their specific symptoms […]

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Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

A close up of a woman with clear 6-month smile braces

Everyone deserves an opportunity to enjoy a straight, shining, confident smile. But crooked teeth, misalignment, and overcrowding can affect both your self-esteem and overall oral health. While braces have been the longstanding answer to these issues, many orthodontic advancements now address the growing desire for quicker, more discreet results. Cooper Dental is proud to offer […]

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