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Tips For Adults With Braces
04/08/2022

If you’ve never had braces before, it can be difficult to get used to the feeling of metal in your mouth. How you eat, drink, and clean your teeth will feel different and unordinary at first, but it does get easier. At McClain Orthodontics, we want our patients to feel comfortable with their braces before, during, and after treatment. If you’re an adult who is looking at starting orthodontic treatment, here are 8 things to consider.

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Speed Recovery After Jaw Surgery
04/04/2022

Jaw surgery is the best way to treat complex orthodontic issues, such as severe malocclusions, that cannot be corrected with nonsurgical methods alone. At McClain Orthodontics in Paris, Tennessee, we tailor treatment to suit the individual needs of each patient, utilizing whatever state-of-the-art approach necessary to achieve their smile goals. Some patients require jaw surgery to achieve results, but healing from this routine procedure does not have to be grueling. Here are 5 tips to speed up your recovery after jaw surgery.

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Why Are Retainers So Important After Braces?
04/01/2022

We know how exciting it is to finally take your braces off for good. You may think that you don’t need any more orthodontic treatment. However, that is far from the case. Retainers are meant to keep your teeth straight after your treatment. If you don’t wear them, your teeth can go back to being crooked and misaligned. At McClain Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on educating all of our patients on what to do during and after treatment. Here are reasons why retainers are so important.

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How To Keep Clear Braces From Staining
04/01/2022

Whether you are thinking about getting clear braces or if you have already started your treatment with an orthodontist in Paris, TN, you must know how to take care of clear braces and keep them stain-free. Stains can be unsightly and tarnish your newly straightened smile which is why here at McClain Orthodontics, your local provider of adult orthodontics in Paris, we do more than straighten out your teeth: we improve your whole smile! Find out what you can do to keep your teeth looking brilliant even while you have clear braces.

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Braces for Adults in Paris, TN
04/01/2022

Braces are the most reliable way to correct imperfect or severely misaligned teeth. Patients can see astonishing results from braces at any age, and that’s why McClain Orthodontics provides comprehensive adult orthodontic treatment in Paris, TN. There are many different types of braces and other options for adults seeking to improve their smiles. Here are some of the advantages of getting braces as an adult.

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Adjusting to Life with Invisalign
04/01/2022

Straightening your teeth has never been easier than with Invisalign in Paris, TN. At McClain Orthodontics, we provide our patients with high-quality, comprehensive orthodontic care, and the smile that they’ve always wanted. Invisalign is one of the ways we do this! Invisalign clear aligners use state-of-the-art technology to slowly shift your teeth to the desired position for a functional, straight smile. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is an initial adjustment period with Insvialign and our Paris, TN orthodontist and staff will help you through it.

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How to Deal with Swollen Gums Due to Braces
04/01/2022

At McClain Orthodontics in Paris, Tennessee, we understand that braces can be a big adjustment and there are a few unpleasant side effects that can occur in the first week or two. Swollen gums are fairly common with braces, but it is usually temporary and will pass. It’s especially important to keep up your oral hygiene routine throughout your orthodontic treatment or else your swollen gums could lead to further dental complications.

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What is the Difference Between Traditional Braces & Invisalign?
06/30/2021

Here at McClain Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on exceptional orthodontic service. We proudly serve families in and around Paris, TN. Today, as orthodontic technology becomes more advanced, the actual treatment is simple, convenient, and affordable for all of our patients. Our orthodontist offers both Invisalign and braces to our patients because no one treatment will fit all patients. Invisalign and braces do have specific differences, including advantages and disadvantages associated with each treatment.

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Early Treatment
12/15/2020

While crooked or misaligned baby teeth may seem like they can be ignored given that they will eventually fall out, they are important in that they set the stage for adult teeth to grow in. Early orthodontic treatment is designed to help catch signs of severe dental conditions early on, and address them before they become too serious.

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Paris and Camden, TN Orthodontist
12/15/2020

McClain Orthodontics is dedicated to serving the community of Paris, TN and its surrounding areas. We welcome patients of all ages and provide them with the highest quality care and the very latest orthodontic treatments available. At McClain we understand the importance of orthodontic treatment during adolescence, and we work closely with teens and their families to ensure that they achieve the healthiest and brightest smile possible, and enjoy their beautiful results for a lifetime.

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Pros and Cons of Different Types of Braces
11/16/2020

Getting braces can be an exciting journey toward confidence and a new-and-improved beautiful smile, but you may be wondering which type of braces to choose. Below, we’ve explained the main differences between the three types of braces we offer at McClain Orthodontics.

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How Are Braces Put On?
10/15/2020

McClain Orthodontics offers expert family orthodontic care in Paris, TN. Dr. Michael McClain and our friendly team help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Since our office provides a variety of braces to fit your specific treatment needs, we want to educate our patients about how braces are put on.

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The Process of Getting Braces
04/18/2020

At McClain Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Paris, TN and the surrounding areas achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through orthodontic treatment, working to make treatment as convenient as possible for our patients. Despite new options like Invisalign, braces are still the most popular treatment we offer, and that leaves many prospective patients curious about the process of getting braces.

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Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist
03/16/2020

Orthodontic treatment is a surefire path towards a healthy, beautiful new smile, and partnering with a skilled, Board-certified orthodontist is the best way to get there. While a quality orthodontist is vital to successful treatment, it's also important to educate yourself as a patient.

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
02/12/2020

At McClain Orthodontics, we know that cost is an important consideration when choosing a treatment option. We work hard to offer our patients the best possible value with our services. Our goal is for you to be as happy with the bill as you are with your beautiful smile.

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Moving To Paris, TN? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know
01/10/2020

Welcome to McClain Orthodontics! We’re an orthodontic office in Paris, TN, and we’re proud of what our small town has to offer. Before you settle in, check out this guide with some helpful information about the area.

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What To Know When Your Teenager Is Getting Orthodontic Treatment
10/25/2018

Navigating parenthood through those dreaded teenage years is complicated enough without confusing orthodontic treatments. At McClain Orthodontics, we like to keep it simple. Do you have questions about your teenager’s orthodontic care? We have answers. Visit our office in Paris, TN to get more information about your child’s specific needs.

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How Long Does Invisalign Take To Straighten Teeth?
08/16/2018

We all want a healthy and happy smile, but at McClain Orthodontics we know that not everyone is comfortable with having metal in their mouths for an extended period of time. Thankfully, we are proud to offer Invisalign as a method of teeth adjustment to our patients.

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Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces
06/21/2018

At McClain Orthodontics, we want your orthodontic treatment to be as pleasant and effective as possible. Whether you are getting braces or trying our Invisalign clear aligners, our expert staff will guide you through the process every step of the way and answer any questions that you may have. One of the most frequent concerns of our Paris braces patients is what foods they can eat and which ones they should avoid.

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National Facial Protection Month
04/20/2018

National Facial Protection Month has the aim of raising public awareness and reminding athletes to stay safe while playing sports. While sports are often seen as a fun and enjoyable way to get some exercise and stay healthy, they can also cause a number of different facial injuries, whether it’s from a person-to-person collision or just because of an errant ball or puck. To help stay safe, we encourage taking precautions, such as making sure to wear any optional protective headgear, including helmets and eyewear.

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DIY Orthodontics & Why It's Bad For You
02/15/2018

At McClain Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they're proud of, and we strive to make convenient orthodontic treatment as affordable and accessible as possible to everyone in the Paris, TN community. Unfortunately, however, we've started to see the emergence of an unsettling trend: do-it-yourself orthodontics, or DIY braces.

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What To Expect When Getting Braces
12/19/2017

Getting braces put on can be quite the life-altering experience! While an efficient orthodontic treatment will require you to make a few lifestyle changes in order to maintain the treatment's effectiveness, it'll all be worth it in the end as they'll help you achieve a beautiful smile that you've previously only been able to dream about!

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What's The Difference Between An Orthodontist & Dentist?
10/25/2017

While an orthodontist and a dentist can both help improve your oral health, the two health care providers go about it in different ways.

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Choosing The Right Orthodontist
08/22/2017

A beautiful, healthy smile is an asset that helps you for a lifetime, and it's one you carry with you everywhere you go. The best way for most people to achieve that smile is through an excellent orthodontist, but understanding how to choose the right orthodontist for you can be a challenge.

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