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How to Handle an Invisalign Emergency if Your Orthodontist is Closed

blog-featured-image-clear-aligner-emergency-hacksAt Boyd Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment.

That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience discomfort at a time when we can’t see them right away. We wanted to equip our orthodontic patients with some tricks and hacks that you can do at home, so you can ease discomfort and keep treatment on track until you are able to visit our office.Read More

Foods to Avoid with Braces During COVID-19 Pandemic

blog-featured-image-clear-aligner-emergency-hacksYou’ve already been told a hundred times, but we’re telling you again: be very mindful of what you eat while wearing braces. Dr. Richard E. Boyd in Columbia, Elgin, and West Columbia SC is a firm believer that taking care of your braces is crucial to getting a great orthodontic result!

During the coronavirus quarantine, it is harder than normal for an orthodontist to fix broken brackets or handle an orthodontic emergency. You know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! This holds true when taking care of your braces and avoiding orthodontic emergencies.Read More

What About My Braces During COVID-19?

blog-featured-image-braces-and-covid-19With the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Richard E Boyd at Boyd Orthodontics can help. Here are a few ways in which you can maintain good oral hygiene and until your next orthodontic appointment:Read More

Why I Do Need To Wear Elastics?

blog-featured-image-elastics-and-orthodontic-treatmentElastics, also known as rubber bands, are a very normal part of orthodontic treatment. However, we know that people sometimes find them to be a nuisance or difficult to adjust to wearing. It is important to know that Dr. Richard E Boyd at Boyd Orthodontics has you wearing elastics because they are essential to the completion of the patient’s orthodontic treatment. 

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4 Surprising Foods that can Cause Bad Breath

blog-featured-image-bad-breath-causing-foodsEveryone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find out what Dr. Richard E Boyd at Boyd Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!Read More