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February 24th 2017
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One Pan Braces Friendly Breakfast Recipe

February 17th 2017
Enjoy this cake with any sort of fruit that inspires you! Roasted apricots, fresh plums, or smashed blackberries would be great if you're not a strawberry fan!Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk CakeFor the Roasted Strawberries:8-ounces medium strawberries, hulled2 tablespoons maple syrup1 tablespoon olive oilpinch of salt2 teaspoons balsamic vinegarFor the Buttermilk Cake:2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon aluminimum-free baking powder (I use Rumford Baking Powder)1/2 cup granulated...  [Read full blog post]

Age 7 & Up

February 9th 2017
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most...  [Read full blog post]

Pepperoni Pizza Sitcks For Super Bowl Sunday

February 3rd 2017
Ingredients1 tube Pillsbury pizza crust40 pepperoni slices10 mozzarella cheese sticks2 tbsp butter1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp dried parsleyOptional: marinara sauce for dippingInstructionsPreheat oven to 450 degrees F.Spread pizza dough out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut the dough into 10 equal size rectangles.Arrange 4 pepperoni slices on each rectangle and top with a mozzarella cheese stick.Roll up the pizza dough, enclosing the cheese stick, pinching the seams closed.Melt the butter...  [Read full blog post]

The Athletes Guide | Play Sports With Braces

January 27th 2017
We have great news for athletes! You can still play sports even while undergoing orthodontic treatment! If you do play sports, it's recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and your appliance. Let your doctor know if you need help finding the right mouthguard for the best protection.In case of a sports emergency, be sure to immediately check your mouth and appliance for damage. If you notice any loose teeth or appliance damage, please contact our office right away. You can...  [Read full blog post]

Need Help With Loose Wires and Bands?

January 20th 2017
The wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact Rhode Island Orthodontic Group as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.You can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. If the loose wire is causing irritation to your lips or cheeks, put...  [Read full blog post]

NEW RECIPE ALERT | Spinach & Kale Smoothie

January 13th 2017
Your kid’s diet should have fruits and veggies for complete nutrition. But when he does not eat them in their solid form, you might want to consider smoothies. Smoothies are great for both kids and adults, and even better for new patients being treated at Rhode Island Orthodontic Group as they are braces friendly. The trick is to make the idea of smoothies exciting – get your children involved in the process. Let them make smoothies with fruits of their choice, on the condition that they...  [Read full blog post]

New Year, New You! | Why Braces Are Popular For Adults

January 6th 2017
Orthodontics has evolved enormously in the last two decades and there is now less pain, time and cosmetic detriment when having orthodontic treatment. This is one reason we are seeing so many adult patients getting braces. Are you considering orthodontic treatment as an adult? If so, keep reading to find out why your timing is right.Why do adults choose to get braces?Overcrowding of teethShifting of teethPoor biteJaw painHeadachesSelf-consciousnessAlign teeth before crown and bridge workImprove...  [Read full blog post]

Happy New Year!

December 28th 2016
May the holidays find you surrounded by those you love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer, and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

December 21st 2016
Take some time this holiday season to be appreciative of those who work when they should be with family and friends, those who are away from those they love, and those who sacrifice for our needs. Merry Christmas to all!

Types of Braces

December 7th 2016
All orthodontic appliances work essentially the same way: by employing light, constant force to move teeth into proper alignment. But how we apply these forces can vary, as numerous innovations have become available in recent years. Some of the newer, less visible orthodontic appliances have been designed to blend more easily into an adult's personal and professional lifestyle. Types of orthodontic appliances include:Traditional Metal Braces — This is probably what you think of when you...  [Read full blog post]

NEW RECIPE: Hot chocolate Cookies

December 1st 2016
There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch on a chilly day with a mug of hot chocolate that’s filled with soft marshmallows...unless it's with Hot Chocolate Cookies! Get the recipe below and enjoy! Happy Holidays from Rhode Island Orthodontic Group. INGREDIENTS:1/2 cup unsalted butterone 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2...  [Read full blog post]

Dentist Vs. Orthodontist

November 28th 2016
“They both deal with teeth aren’t they the same thing basically?”…. the answer is NO!While they both work to keep your mouth nice and healthy, they both specialize in different things. Your dentist helps you keep your teeth clean, checking for cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. On the other hand your orthodontist focuses on development of the face, teeth and jaws which is done by orthodontic appliances; ie braces.Photo Provided by Femside.comHere’s the breakdown:A dentist helps...  [Read full blog post]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th 2016
There is always something to be thankful for, and at Rhode Island Orthodontic Group we are thankful for you! Thank you to our wonderful patients for letting us work on those amazing smiles! Happy Thanksgiving!

Invisalign | For A Wide Range Of Smiles

November 21st 2016
The Invisalign system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. The Doctors of Rhode Island Orthodontic Group will create your individual treatment plan using Invisalign´s clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues, including: Overly crowded teeth, Widely spaced teeth, Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites.Not everyone is a candidate for the Invisalign aligner system. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with...  [Read full blog post]

National Sundae Day! NEW RECIPE

November 9th 2016
Every year, on the 11th of November ice cream lovers celebrate one of the most popular desserts, an ice cream sundae! Ice cream sundaes come in all flavors, shapes, and sizes, but there are always at least 4 ingredients that make the dessert an official sundae: ice cream, flavored sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top!Are you an ice cream sundae lover looking for a new recipe? Well, look no further! We found a delicious mouth-watering recipe sure to satisfy any ice cream sundae appetite.Try...  [Read full blog post]

Have a FaBOOlous Halloween

October 31st 2016
Wishing our community a Happy & Safe Halloween today! #RIOrtho

What Not To Eat With Braces

October 20th 2016
You can use common sense when determining what not to eat with braces. Hard, sticky, and sugary foods are types of foods you want to avoid. Hard foods can break brackets and wires, sticky foods can get caught inside your braces, and sugary foods react with bacteria in your mouth to create enamel-rotting acid.In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, we at Rhode Island Orthodontic have compiled a list with some examples of foods you should definitely avoid while you have braces. Examples of...  [Read full blog post]

Try This Braces Friendly Mummy Pizza Recipe

October 14th 2016
Fun name, fabulous flavor! Enjoy your favorite pizza toppings, all wrapped up in delectable puff pastry. Also, it's braces friendly!INGREDIENTS:1 egg1 tablespoon water2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed6 tablespoons Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese18 slices pepperoni12 slices pitted ripe black olivesDIRECTIONS:Heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat the egg and...  [Read full blog post]

More On National Orthodontic Health Month

October 6th 2016
There are so many things that come in October. From the obvious Halloween, to Breast Cancer Awareness, National Pizza Month, and National Orthodontic Health Month, there is a lot to recognize. Being that we are orthodontists, we'll be covering some details on National Orthodontic Health Month and what it entails.National Orthodontic Health Month was organized to help raise awareness about taking care of your teeth beyond your general dentist, as well as emphasizing the importance of taking care...  [Read full blog post]

Minor Problems Can Be a Big Pain

September 30th 2016
Orthodontic treatment can take some getting use to.You now have an appliance fixed into your mouth you have to worry about. It it common to experience minor discomfort which can be relived by over the counter pain relievers, eating soft food or rinsing with warm salt water. However, there are rare cases of actual orthodontic emergencies. Here are a few common orthodontic problems, along with some tips on what you can do to relieve them at home we here at Rhode Island Orthodontic Group want...  [Read full blog post]

How Does Two-Phase Orthodontics Work?

September 23rd 2016
Are you aware of two-phased orthodontics? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone. Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that involves facial and jaw changes along with straightening teeth. This process allows Rhode Island Orthodontics to create a healthy functional smile with results that remain stable after treatment. One benefit of two-phase orthodontics in certain cases, it can prevent adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.How does it work?Two-phase orthodontics...  [Read full blog post]

Maintaining Your Retainer

September 16th 2016
To stay fresh and germ-free, all retainers need proper cleaning. A Hawley-type retainer can be brushed gently with a regular toothbrush — but a brush may scratch the clear aligner types. Denture cleaners, in powder or tablet form, as well as special retainer cleaners, can be used to clean most removable retainers. Fixed retainers are cleaned by brushing and flossing; a floss threader or interproximal brush can also be a helpful cleaning tool when needed.Finally, remember to always carry —...  [Read full blog post]

Benefits of Braces for Teens

September 9th 2016
The teenage years are often the best time to have orthodontic treatment.The ages of 12 and 15 are the optimal years to receive treatment as the adult teeth have erupted but facial growth is still occurring. At Rhode Island Orthodontic Group, we strive to keep treatment times as quick as possible while still ensuring amazing results. In general, treatment times are between 12 and 24 months.Having braces in your teens has a variety of benefits including: Growth is ongoing and generally helpful to...  [Read full blog post]

#RIOrtho Q & A

August 23rd 2016
What causes orthodontic problems, and how will early prevention benefit my child?Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb sucking habits.Most children have lost all their baby teeth by age 13 and by the end of their teen years the jaw bones will harden and no longer continue to grow. Orthodontic procedures...  [Read full blog post]