What Your Braces Rubber Band Color Says About You

However you may feel about having to wear braces, choosing the color of your rubber bands is sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you want to express your creativity, coordinate your braces with your outfits, or show some serious school spirit, decorating your mouth with colorful bands takes some of the stress and self-consciousness out of wearing braces. So what do your rubber band colors say about you? Look no further than our rubber band horoscope.

Red. You’re intense and forward thinking, and that you won’t back down no matter how big the challenge. Red is also the color of the heart, so red rubber bands indicate that you’re a caring, loving person.

Blue. Blue means you’re chill – as cool as a cucumber. You’re one cool customer, as the saying goes. You’re relaxed and calm, even when your mom says you can’t chew any gum or eat popcorn because of your braces.

Green. Look at a traffic light and green means go, right? So you’re the type of person who’s always on the move. Go, go, go! It also means you’re generous and kind. Green is the color of nature and spring, so it says you love Mother Earth. Perhaps you even recycle. Green is the color of good luck.

Orange. You’re daring and wild, flamboyant and fun. Orange may indicate you’re an artist or a drama student. It says you have a big personality and that you don’t care what other people think about you. However, orange is also the color of balance and energy. And being flamboyant and fun takes a lot of energy!

Purple. You’re the creative type, for sure. You beat to a different drummer and think outside the box. It says you’re mysterious. Purple is the color of royalty, and when you wear your purple rubber bands you are royally cool.

Color Combinations

What if you can’t choose just one color? Well, you can decorate your teeth with alternating colors. You can choose the colors of your favorite sports team or holiday colors like red and green. If you’re still stumped as to what colors to choose, ask Dr. Nooshin Majd or a member of our team. We can let you in on all the trends our other patents are sporting at our Fullerton, CA office!

What is Damon® Smile?

Many patients ask Dr. Nooshin Majd and our team about the differences between Damon Smile braces and regular braces. Today we thought we’d share some information on Damon Smile.

A lot of our patients, especially adults, come to Dr. Nooshin Majd thinking traditional braces are the only answer to straight teeth. Here at Fullerton Family Orthodontics, we offer Damon Smile, a revolutionary new braces system that can give you better results in less time!

Am I right for Damon Smile?

Dr. Nooshin Majd will evaluate your eligibility for Damon Smile, as it can be used for children and adults alike!

What makes Damon Smile braces better?

Probably the biggest advantage to Damon braces versus traditional brackets is the amount of time and effort involved. Treatment with Damon Smile can often cut months off of the total treatment time and fewer visits to our office are necessary to make adjustments.

If you have any questions about Damon Smile or your treatment here at Fullerton Family Orthodontics, please post a comment here or give us a call!

In-Ovation® Vs. Traditional Braces

At our office, we say it’s never too late to improve the beauty of your smile. We suggest to patients of all ages that braces can lead the way to a healthier, happier smile. Orthodontic technology has made many advancements over the past decade. Today, we compare In-Ovation braces to traditional braces to help you decide which is best for your smile needs.

Choosing In-Ovation or Traditional Braces

There are many significant differences between these two styles of braces that often make one more attractive than the other to patients. Overall, the In-Ovation treatment process is far shorter from start to finish than the traditional braces approach.

The In-Ovation treatment process has been gaining vast popularity among patients because it offers superior comfort over traditional braces. Unlike the traditional approach that can be painful and cause continued friction and irritation, In-Ovation braces operate on what is called a self-ligating system. This free-sliding system straightens teeth with gentle, low pressure.

Traditional braces exert their teeth-aligning effects with pressure. They are cemented to teeth, connected by rubber bands, and require much more of a time commitment than newer technology. For some, traditional braces are a more affordable approach and time is not a concern. It’s also important to understand that a balanced diet is more important than ever when choosing any type of braces, but especially with traditional braces because of their size. Sugary foods can cause plaque to buildup on the tooth and should be kept minimal.

In-Ovation braces have been reported to shift teeth in a way that causes less irritation. Patients opt for this style because of its overall lower need for maintenance. You will spend far less time visiting our Fullerton, CA if you choose In-Ovation braces over traditional braces.

With fewer components and no elastic bands, there is less of a chance of food debris being left behind with In-Ovation braces. They are easier to clean and when a balanced diet is followed, and much less of a plaque buildup. In-Ovation even offers clear brackets for improved aesthetics.

Still have questions about which braces system is right for you or your child? We encourage you to ask Dr. Nooshin Majd at your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Caring for Your Smile after Damon® Smile Treatment

After you complete your orthodontic treatment at our Fullerton, CA office and have your Damon Smile braces removed, you will most likely be given a retainer to wear by Dr. Nooshin Majd. Retainers will help protect all of the time and money that you’ve invested into your newly aligned teeth, by keeping them in place for many years to come. You will have the self-confidence to smile proudly and know that you have had the best possible treatment.

Permanent Retainers

Many orthodontists prefer to place a permanent bonded retainer behind your front teeth, either on the top or bottom or sometimes both. These are preferred due to the fact that they can be placed on your teeth and forgot about. There is no need to keep track of it, or worry about losing or cleaning it. They are the simplest to deal with long term, and they last can last for many years.

Removable Retainers

Many people do prefer removable retainers but there is a bit more maintenance that you need to be aware of if you choose to go this route.

  • You must remove your retainer while you eat and drink.
  • You must remember to wear as your orthodontist advised; most patients wear them all night.
  • Remove when brushing your teeth and also brush the retainer.
  • Retainers can break, so be careful with them.

In order to know what is the best method of caring for your smile after your Damon Smile braces are removed you should speak to Dr. Nooshin Majd. You definitely want to protect your investment and smile!

Fullerton Family Orthodontics 2015 CHOC Toy Drive!

Dr. Majd and the team at Fullerton Family Orthodontics are extremely excited to be teaming up with a fantastic local organization this holiday season.  Starting December 1st our office will be working with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) to collect unwrapped toys to bring some holiday cheer to our young friends who are in the hospital for the holidays.  For each unwrapped toy that is donated to the toy drive box in our office the Fullerton Family Orthodontics team will be making an additional $20 donation to CHOC.  Please make sure that all unwrapped toys you wish to donate are in the toy box in our office by Friday December 18th.

Our team at Fullerton Family Orthodontics has been a supporter of CHOC for many years and Dr. Majd is an active member of CHOC foundation and fundraising Committee.  Children’s health and well-being is one of the most important issues to all of us at Fullerton Family Orthodontics, which is why we continue to partner and work with CHOC.  If you would like to get involved with Children’s Hospital of Orange County, you can find more information on their website at www.choc.org.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season and has the opportunity to join us in supporting this wonderful organization and spreading some Holiday Cheer!