Advice from Lynn
I'm Lynn, the founder and owner of DentaKit.com. I had braces for three years as an adult (and I still wear my retainers at night). I've been involved in the dental industry for over 15 years. I know firsthand how confusing the entire process of braces (or aligners) and retainers can be.
That's why I've written a series of articles that can help guide you through the process. As time goes on, I'll be adding more articles. If you want to know more about me and about our company, see our About Us page and watch our video!
If you have an idea for an article or want to make a comment, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have Invisalign aligner trays, your orthodontist or dentist may have told you to use "Aligner Chewies" during your treatment. An Aligner Chewie is a small cylinder made of a soft spongy plastic-like material called Styrene Copolymer. It looks …Read More
It's important to keep your braces and teeth properly clean. Otherwise, you may end up with gum disease and decalcification of your teeth! Cleaning teeth in braces isn't hard; it just takes time and patience. When you first get your braces on, brushi …Read More
Twice a year, when you get your dental checkup, does your dental hygienist tell you that you’re doing a great job – or are you told that you need to do better? Even conscientious adults often have a difficult time getting all of the plaque off of the …Read More
Eating can be quiet a challenge during the first few painful weeks in braces -- especially if you are trying to eat holiday food for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Chanukah! Brackets are poking into your gums and cheeks, and you just can't seem to chew …Read More
Nothing is worse than wearing braces and having a mouth that is all torn up from braces. The brackets rub against the insides of your cheeks, and soon the tender tissue is raw and sores begin to form. The sores from braces look similar to canker sore …Read More