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Can I Consider Further Treatment [after My Braces Are off?]

Something about teeth brackets makes people look at you funny. They do so because they do not know how much effort and time you invest in them just to have a beautiful smile in the end. You can’t floss right, and the wires constantly bother you. Overwhelming excitement abounds when the time to remove them comes.

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Invisalign aligner

How Do I Clean My Invisalign?


Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening process. It uses aligners made of thermoplastic that are uniquely designed to match the teeth of each patient. Over the course of approximately one year, the patient will change their aligners just about every two weeks.

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Invisalign aligner

Invisalign Express for Upper Teeth – The Truth

A smile is worth a thousand words. A gorgeous smile with perfectly straight teeth is an important asset that can put the people around you at ease and show them that you care. However, some people have teeth that are uneven, crooked or crowded. As a result, these people may try to hide their smile from other people as often as possible because they are embarrassed by their teeth. Read more

How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces


How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces

Anyone who has worn braces will tell you that orthodontic treatment was worth it. Around 4 million Americans have some type of orthodontia, and one-fourth of them are adults. Straight teeth and a winning smile are confidence boosters at any age. Aside from enhancing appearance, treatment has a number of additional health benefits:

• Brushing and flossing are easier and more effective.
• Kids and adults alike have extra motivation for maintaining their smiles with better oral hygiene.
• The risk of developing cavities, gum disease or jaw problems is reduced.
• Correcting misaligned teeth helps prevent chips and other damage.
• Chewing problems, headaches and other complications caused by tightly packed teeth are avoided.
• Correcting problems as soon as possible reduces the cost of future care.

The outcomes of orthodontia are clearly positive. Still, it’s not unusual for patients to be apprehensive before treatment.

Maybe you’re a mom considering treatment for yourself. All things considered, maybe you just want to put your child at ease. In either case, fear about wearing braces can be alleviated with better information. Below are some commonly asked questions that will help you prepare.

Does it hurt? Is anesthesia necessary?

Fear of pain is completely understandable, and it would be unrealistic to say that orthodontia is 100 percent painless. If the orthodontist senses anxiety or panic about installation, he or she may use anesthesia. However, it is rarely needed.

Most soreness occurs in the few days after fitting and installation of the hardware. Consequently the adjustment of a retainer or other appliance might take a day or two to get used to as well.

A few mouth sores usually spring up, but they heal quickly and are nothing to worry about. These can be caused by the brackets rubbing against tissue or by accidentally biting the inside of your cheek. Chewing and talking will seem clumsy at first, but you’ll quickly adjust. As a result mouth tissue will become less sensitive, and you’ll stop getting sores.

Here are some tips for coping with minor pain:

• Use ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain remedy one hour before the appointment. Afterward, take as directed until the pain subsides.
• Eat soft foods for a couple of days. Scrambled eggs, soups, mashed potatoes, and smoothies are a few suggestions. Avoid acidic foods and drinks like fish, processed items, sodas and orange juice.
• Ask your orthodontist to recommend a wax product or soothing ointment.

I hate feeling out of control. How will I know what’s going on inside my mouth?

That’s a valid concern. It’s difficult to lie on your back for an hour or two without being able to see anything.

Do your best to relax. Your doctor is a professional who has done this many times. As a result, he’ll thoroughly explain the procedure before he begins, but here’s the typical installation process for most kinds of hardware:

• In the first place, he’ll thoroughly clean and dry your teeth and mouth.
• Bonding glue will be applied to your teeth. It may not taste very good, but it’s harmless.
• The bands and brackets that will hold the archwire in place will be affixed to the glue. The archwire will then be placed in the brackets.
• He’ll finish up with elastic bands that hold everything in place.

Is metal the only option?

No, due to advanced technology and new materials, patients have more choices than ever. Clear, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are popular varieties for people who are especially concerned with their looks. The appearance of metal appliances has also been improved over the years, and you can even choose from several colors.

The orthodontist will go over the pros and cons of each option. It’s important to trust his recommendation; the wrong approach could result in discomfort or in treatment taking longer.

Patients who are self-conscious about their appearance, particularly kids, can take comfort in knowing that they’re not alone. Leafing through any middle school yearbook will give you an idea of how many kids are in the process of getting their teeth straightened. Also, the embarrassment of having permanently crooked teeth far exceeds that of wearing braces for a year or two.


Will I have bad breath during treatment?

None of the materials used cause bad breath however. The only reason for a foul odor is disease or poor hygiene. It’s more important than ever to brush regularly, use a mouth rinse and use specially designed floss. Having routine checkups will ensure that your teeth and gums are in good shape. Furthermore a number of new products on the market were created with orthodontic patients in mind.

Will food get caught in the appliances?

Yes, but food gets caught between teeth to begin with. Again, brushing and flossing often will keep the hardware clean. When brushing is impossible at work or school, swishing water around in the mouth during and after meals is helpful.

Focus on that day in the future when all the gaps in your teeth will be closed. Less food will get trapped, and romantic, candlelit dinners will be less terrifying.

I’m afraid that treatment will take years. What’s the typical time frame?

Every patient is different. The duration of treatment will depend on the severity of your problems. For most people, treatment lasts a year or two. You’ll start seeing a difference sooner than you think. A retainer or other appliance may be recommended long term. It’s wise to trust the expert and not attempt to rush the process.

How will I afford it?

Most insurance plans have a coverage amount set aside for orthodontics. Thus the co-payments are designed to be affordable for families. Any investment you make will pay off.

At King Orthodontics in Centerville, Ohio, we respect your questions. Our caring, professional staff can fully inform you about our many treatment options and guide you to a good decision.

Don’t let fear stand in the way of a winning smile. Visit our website at to schedule a consultation.

King Orthodontics
6460 Far Hills Ave
OH 45459
Phone: (937) 433-0830

How to Overcome Your Fear of Having Braces


Smile. Be Someone’s Reason To Smile


A smile brightens wherever you are, from a hospital room to a ballroom. furthermore Think of all the portraits of famous people you know of, and the way their smile lights up their face. Famous portraits without smiles would likely be even more attractive with one. You are the reason for someone to smile, and maybe many. when you think of those who give you happy, you might pause before showing your teeth due to insecurity about their appearance. Now there is no need to be embarrassed by your teeth, whether they are crooked, stained, or missing. With the following treatments, a competent orthodontist can transform your grin into a dazzling expression of joy that others will admire.

Missing teeth

An orthodontic office does not typically perform surgery to provide dental implants or remove broken teeth. However, a gap between teeth can be filled by having the patient wear braces to move teeth into desired positions. Newly-created gaps from moved teeth will be less noticeable and can be treated with a bridge.

Turned teeth

Teeth can tip or twist, in some cases almost horizontally. Due to good orthodontics, they can be pulled upright into a straight position with the help of braces. As a result adjoining teeth settle into their correct positions and balance them in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Embedded teeth

Sometimes a tooth will fail to emerge at the proper time, like a permanent tooth that remains buried in the gum tissue or soft palate of the mouth. Another thing is, an orthodontist can apply a tiny chain that helps to gently pull the tooth into its designated place.

If you think your teeth could be more attractive, contact King Orthodontics for a consultation. With professional treatment, your smile will become even more dazzling to others.

King Orthodontics
400 East Dayton
Yellow Springs Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 878-1561

Smile. Be Someone’s Reason To Smile 






Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili


  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt- added tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place pepper halves in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and chop peppers.
  3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers, broth, squash, and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions.

Recipe from Cooking Light

Eating with Braces

If you’ve been seeing an orthodontist for any length of time and you are preparing for corrective dental measures, you’ve probably been told at least once of a laundry list of foods you can’t eat. Braces of all types have restrictions on diet, usually because certain foods can damage or get inextricably stuck in the apparatus. Foods like caramels, seeds, popcorn, all can damage your braces or just get frustratingly wedged between teeth or wires, causing discomfort at best or a trip to your orthodontist for repairs at worst.

Fortunately, there are many delicious recipes available for you to enjoy, regardless of dietary or dental restrictions. This three-bean vegetarian chili is a great way to add some spice to your life without messing up your braces or hurting your teeth.

Healthy eating is an important part of any sensible lifestyle, but it’s doubly important when you’re enhancing the smile of yourself or a loved one. Even if you’re working with Invisalign trays instead of conventional aligners, this three-bean vegetarian chili recipe will still be a family favorite and one you can enjoy without worrying about how it will affect your progress.

Focusing on healthy, easy-to-eat foods is a great way to get proper nutrition, but it also helps relieve the stress of worrying about if a food is treatment-acceptable. Having an arsenal of family-approved recipes like this chili will go a long way to ensuring a happy crew, regardless of what their dietary restrictions might be. This hearty chili is easy to prepare, makes more than enough for leftovers for the next day’s lunch or dinner, and best of all, it’s incredibly delicious.

Call Us Today

In Ohio, adults, teenagers and children can visit King Orthodontics to have a complimentary consultation with an orthodontist. At our facilities, we have two experts, including:

• Dr. Sam King
• Dr. Jack King

We have two offices where we examine and treat patients, and you can call:

• Fairborn – 937-433-0830
• Centerville – 937-433-0830

Our patients are treated with customized orthodontia that includes:

• Invisalign – for teens or adults
• Clear braces – made of color-matching ceramic materials
• Metal – traditional metal brackets and wires

Schedule an appointment with us today for a complete evaluation to learn about the type of orthodontia required for you or your child’s teeth, and remember to ask about our recipe for vegan sweet potato soup.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies


When it comes to orthodontic emergencies, they can be broken down into two categories: minor and major. Minor emergencies can generally be treated at home with a few supplies that you may already have while major emergencies require the help of an orthodontist who is specialized in this type of treatment. Luckily, individuals who have braces are not often faced with severe circumstances that would require immediate care. Discomfort and general inconveniences are a normal part of having orthodontic treatment. Let’s examine a few common problems and potential solutions for minor and major emergencies.

Minor Emergencies

Discomfort – When braces are first placed on a patient, discomfort can be normal for a few days. The pressure of having them adjusted each month can also bring on this feeling. This is both normal and temporary, generally relieved through the use of over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. The easiest way to prevent further discomfort is through eating soft foods and limiting the movement of your mouth.

Loose Ties and Wire Ligatures – The colorful rubber bands that are changed out each month are known as ties. It is not uncommon for these to come off and if you catch it in time, they can easily be placed back in their original position. Wire ligatures are a bit more tricky and may have to be removed or bent back down to limit irritation.

Lip or Cheek Irritation – One of the most common complaints that an orthodontist hears from patients is that their mouth is irritated from the new hardware in their mouth. Dental wax was created for this purpose and can serve as the perfect buffer between brackets and a patient’s lips or cheeks. Often, your dental specialist will provide some wax at your visit but it can also be purchased at nearly any convenience store. Sores can be relieved through application of a topical anesthetic such as Ora-Gel.

Protruding Wires – In the event that a wire is protruding at the back of your mouth, a Q-tip or other soft utensil can be used to push the wire until it lays flat. If the wire is extremely bothersome, it can be clipped with nail clippers but caution must be taken to prevent the patient from swallowing the clipped piece. After this has been accomplished, wax can be placed over the edge of the wire to ensure comfort.

Major Emergencies

Loose Brackets – Most patients will experience a loose or broken bracket at some point during their treatment. Fortunately they are usually not urgent. There are times when they can cause problems such as frequent movement or being swallowed if the elastic tie falls off. Furthermore, it can off-set the treatment route and create an extension of care. If you are unable to get to the dentist office for awhile, the bracket can be removed at home and brought with to the next appointment. The best way to prevent loose or broken brackets is through following the guidelines set forth by your orthodontist including wearing a protective mouth guard during sports and shying away from hard or crunchy foods.

Loose Bands – The metal ring located on the back molars could potentially come loose. While it may not present immediate harm, if you do not address it soon, saliva and plaque could build up allowing bacteria to enter. This could lead to demineralization, decalcification, or cavities on the surface of the tooth. If the band comes completely out, it is advised to place it in an envelope so it can be brought to the office. In the mean time, the patient should chew on the opposite side of their mouth to lessen any further damage that may occur.

Swallowing of Appliances – Of all the orthodontic emergencies that may exist, swallowing part of an appliance is the most rare and dangerous. Signs such as coughing, difficulty breathing, or a feeling of something in the throat is a clear indicator that a part may have been swallowed or aspirated. If there is an immediate concern and the dentist’s office is closed, you should bring the patient to the emergency room. Once the appliance has been cleared or removed, the patient will be examined for problems that may result from the missing piece.

All About Invisalign

One relatively new form of orthodontic treatment is Invisalign. The potential emergencies that exist with this corrective treatment are much less than the traditional option. Invisalign is a set of custom-made aligners that are virtually invisible. There are no metal brackets or wires and it is a great option for those who need minor cosmetic corrections, but can also be used for more complex cases. Although some level of discomfort and irritation still exists with the aligners, there are generally no protruding obstacles that may cause pain. If the trays cut into the patient’s gums, they can be cut down at the office.

Although some patients may require cement “buttons” to be attached to their teeth for additional movement, if this substance breaks off or is swallowed, it is generally safe. Another concern with Invisalign is the potential for patient’s to swallow their aligners. Towards the end of the two week wear period, the trays begin to loosen and may present as a potential choking hazard. Lastly, the trays must be cleaned daily as they can be a breeding ground for bacteria that exists in your mouth. When brushing your teeth during the day and night, simple wash out the clear aligners as well.

Overall, the benefits of any form of orthodontic treatment far outweighs the disadvantages. Some normal discomfort and minor problems are common but generally not bothersome. Very few individuals have major complications during their treatment.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation at King Orthodontics

When you live in Ohio, it is easy to visit King Orthodontics at one of our two facilities that are located in:

• Fairborn
• Centerville

We offer a complimentary consultation after completing an examination with modern medical images. You can schedule an appointment with either:

• Dr. Jack King
• Dr. Sam King

Our patients might need to wear orthodontic devices such as:

• Plastic Invisalign aligners created for adults and children
• Metal bracket and wire braces primarily worn by children
• Color-matching ceramic brackets that are not noticeable in your mouth
• Retainers that are worn when orthodontic treatment is almost completed

Call us at 937-433-0830 today to schedule your first appointment.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies


What does Braces Treatment Mean? [for the Emerging Musician]

Kids who play music often feel they will be limited to certain instruments after getting braces. Obviously, young musicians who play string instruments, piano, or percussion will not suffer any negative effects from braces. On the other hand, musicians who favor certain brass or woodwind instruments might find that their ability to play is negatively impacted by braces. Using wind instruments while wearing braces can be uncomfortable and will require adjustments to playing style.

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Braces can be Fashionably Customized

Braces Colors

Braces are becoming a highly fashionable way of restoring impeccable tooth alignment. Orthodontists are offering amazing options using a braces color selector that offers exciting new options for fashion-conscious individuals. Currently, patients are no longer confined to the standard metal braces and brackets. They are still extremely effective, but they are not the only option for discreet patients or patients who want to add an element of flair and style. Nowadays, dental patients can request products that suit their personalities and their lifestyles. Skilled orthodontists have the ability to make fashionable corrective practices work.

The Variation of Braces Colors

Patients can choose from a broad selection of braces colors even for the standard metal braces. They can choose warm colors such as soft blue to accent their denim jeans or shirt colors. Traditional braces are made of stainless steel, which is a sturdy texture that brings forth optimum results. It is still one of the most effective textures for pulling the teeth into perfect alignment. Modern stainless steel braces can have a wide variety of tints and hues such as gold, purple, yellow or blue. Additionally, the metal braces of today are much smaller and lighter than the ones that dentists used in earlier days. Lingual braces can go behind the teeth as a means of hiding the device. Self-ligating braces are available for patients who need to feel a high level of comfort. These special braces make it possible for the patient to visit the office less for tightening.

What are Clear Braces?

Clear braces are an amazing option for dental patients who do not want other people to know that they are using corrective devices. Patients have several options for such braces. Damon Clear braces are a version of clear braces that have the self-ligating feature. Invisalign is another wonderful alternative correction method. The Invisalign system consists of plastic aligners that the person can remove to brush his or her teeth and eat meals. Invisalign adds a whole new dimension to convenience. Additionally, Invisalign is virtually invisible. Therefore, tooth alignment restoration is a private matter between the dentist and his or her patient.

King Orthodontics

King Orthodontics is dedicated to giving patients the smile of their lives. The facility has been in business for many years, providing dental clients with effective corrective strategies and treatment. Any person who is suffering from a cross bite, under bite, overbite, gap or warped teeth can come into this reliable firm and develop a treatment plan for the condition. Specialists are available to discuss the multitude of options that are available. King Orthodontics services residents of the Centerville, Fairborn and surrounding areas.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Braces can be Fashionably Customized


The Plus Points of having Braces

Besides Straight Teeth, What Are The Benefits Of Braces?

As baby teeth fall out and adult teeth press into the jaw, children and pre-teens are faced with misaligned teeth struggling for space. At King Orthodontics, we know that braces for kids are critical for both physical and mental development. Even adults may want to consider braces as they see their children blossom with gorgeous smiles. There are more benefits to braces than just straight teeth. Take a look behind teeth braces to see all the health benefits you and your child can enjoy.

Better Chewing Power

Your teeth are meant to grind and cut food apart with an aligned jaw action. When teeth aren’t straightened, they are also subject to improper bites. Cross, under and over bites all contribute to poor chewing action. When food isn’t chewed correctly, each swallow moves large chunks into the digestive system. Over time, the stomach and intestines may be irritated with these food pieces. Braces align the teeth and the jaw to grind food as perfectly as possible. You’ll avoid gastrointestinal problems for a lifetime.

Food Buildup and Disease

Teeth growing at an angle typically overlap other teeth, creating unnatural crevices. When you eat, food becomes lodged in these areas. A toothbrush and floss can only reach certain areas, allowing the food particles to remain stuck in the teeth. Bacteria start to feed on the sugars left by the stuck food, creating harmful plaque. With a constant supply of food particles, plaque slowly eats away at tooth enamel, contributing to periodontal diseases. Braces move the teeth into correct positions, eliminating most crevices. Normal brushing and flossing are more effective, leaving the mouth and teeth free from disease with regular dental care.

Increased Self-Awareness

People with misaligned teeth and jaws go through life being aware of the issue. They may not smile as much, affecting everyday lifestyles and communication. With braces, each smile feels perfect with aligned teeth. Self-confidence increases with many people, improving life and possibly benefiting networking needs in future careers. Aligned teeth and jaws also improve a person’s profile. Facial growth becomes more symmetrical around the jaw, forming an attractive look. Self-awareness and mental health play large parts in childhood and adult lives. That new job could be yours with a bright smile to charm everyone.

Long-Term Health

As people age, they often chip teeth from accidents or poor eating habits. If teeth stick out from misalignment, they are more prone to breaking, for example. Aligned teeth create normal forces across the surfaces during chewing and even speaking. Wear patterns aren’t uneven, contributing to tooth health for almost a lifetime. There may be no need for crowns or other dental procedures to keep the teeth functioning properly.

For any questions or concerns about braces, contact King Orthodontics. We proudly quote braces for Centerville and Fairborn, OH residents. Improve your smile for a lifetime with an effective braces treatment. From kids to adults, it’s never too late to smile beautifully.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

The Plus Points of having Braces