Dr. Sabelis' Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Sturbridge Orthodontics and Dr. Ferdinand Sabelis. We like to keep prospective and current patients in the information loop, and this is one way of accomplishing that goal.

Please visit our blog periodically to learn about practice-related news, fun contests, and news about technological advancements in the orthodontic field.

Let us know if there is a particular topic you would like us to address here on the blog and we will add it to our editorial calendar.


Orthodontic Problems and Hidden Health Risks

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Crooked or poorly aligned teeth can threaten the health of any child or adult. That’s why, the way that the teeth fit together is more than a cosmetic issue, and without treatment, the problems can eventually harm your overall health. One top orthodontist in Sturbridge shines light on the hidden health risks that are associated […]

What Language Does the Orthodontist Speak?

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If you have spoken to a Sturbridge orthodontist about braces recently, but found yourself confused by all of the jargon, there’s no need to worry. Here’s a list of the most common orthodontic terms and their definitions so that you’ll be able to speak the same language as your orthodontist on your next visit. Brackets: […]

Better Orthodontic Results through Music

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As a musician with a long-time passion for 1980s rock, Dr. Sabelis isn’t just the most unique orthodontist in Sturbridge—he might also be among the smartest. That’s because he understands that music isn’t just about cool sounds, studies show that music also offers some pretty incredible dental health benefits as well. If you are about […]

5 Questions You Should Be Asking the Orthodontist

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It’s normal to interview a prospective orthodontist before you make the decision to get braces or Invisalign. Asking questions and getting to know the orthodontist is the best way for you to find the orthodontic office that will be the best fit for you. After all, once you get started, you could be visiting the […]

Professional Female Surfer Promotes Orthodontics

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Braces can be challenging at any age, but during the teen and preteen years, the experience can sometimes be especially difficult. The process can occasionally take longer than expected, and you could wind up feeling as though you see the orthodontist more than anyone else in Sturbridge. No matter how tough the road may be, […]

Orthodontist Warns Against DIY Braces

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The idea of straightening your teeth at home may sound funny at first, but there are many people in our community who are searching for a cheaper and easier alternative to braces. Sturbridge orthodontists get it. Braces aren’t cheap. However, there are lots of long-term benefits to be enjoyed when you make the financial investment […]

Top Orthodontists Recommends These 4 Things

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You might think that orthodontists only care one thing– straight teeth. While orthodontists are certainly concerned about straightening your teeth, their primary passion is to promote healthy teeth. Braces and other orthodontic appliances can challenge you significantly as you try to keep your teeth and gums healthy, so top orthodontists in Sturbridge recommend these 4 […]

Sturbridge Orthodontics Explains What to Do About Broken Braces

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Broken Braces 911 Try as you might to keep braces in perfect shape, life happens! Your mouth is a busy place from talking, eating, drinking, playing sports and instruments, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to know when you need to make an immediate appointment with us to fix an issue and when you can just wait […]

Choose the Best Colors for your Braces

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It’s summer and it’s a great time to switch up the colors of your braces, but what colors should you choose and what colors should you avoid? From colors like red and blue to green, yellow, purple, or pink, the options are virtually endless and Sturbridge orthodontists have the colors that you want. There isn’t […]

Are You a Candidate for Removable Braces?

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If you are a teen or an adult who is interested in removable braces, then you should have no problem finding an orthodontist in Sturbridge who advertises the procedure. That’s because this alternative to conventional metal braces is incredibly appealing to almost any orthodontic patient. However, removable braces aren’t for everyone, and it’s important to […]

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