If you have to wear or are considering adult braces, there are a few things you should know. Wearing braces as an adult can be a bit challenging from the experience of wearing them as a child. Keep this in mind if your dentist recommends braces as a solution. You can also ask additional questions,… Continue reading Adult Braces: 3 Things to Consider
If you’re unhappy with how your teeth come together in your mouth, you may want to consider braces. Most people think of braces as an option to straighten teeth, but that isn’t all they can do. Braces have a high success rate when used for 3 specific dental problems. Here are the 3 issues braces… Continue reading 3 Types of Issues Braces Can Fix
The thrill of getting your braces off after a course of orthodontic treatment is cause for celebration, but it doesn’t mean that your treatment is over. The next stage of treatment is wearing a retainer so that your teeth won’t shift back to their previous positions. It is just as important to follow through with… Continue reading Do I really need to wear my retainer after orthodontic treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment has a number of advantages for patients. In the past, most orthodontic treatment was completed in one phase with braces and other oral appliances during one’s teenage years. Today, however, an orthodontist may break treatment into two phases with one occurring during childhood. Early orthodontic treatment can prevent a number of alignment… Continue reading Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment
Wearing braces is a great investment in your oral health and your appearance. Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile, boost your self-esteem, and reduce your risks for many common oral health concerns. If you’re planning on wearing braces, you likely have questions for our orthodontist about how treatment will affect your day-to-day life. Here are… Continue reading Are there activities I should avoid while wearing braces?
Having straight teeth is something everyone wants; however, in many cases we need a little help to achieve this goal. This usually means wearing braces to correct a malocclusion. But having straight teeth is more important than just a great smile. Decay prevention coupled with healthier gum tissue are two more reasons why orthodontics should… Continue reading Your Most Common Orthodontic Questions Answered
Children receiving their permanent, adult teeth is an exciting time. Although many view the emergence of adult teeth as a rite of passage, some parents might experience concern if these teeth come in crooked. If you’re wondering whether orthodontic treatment or braces might be necessary, it’s important to discuss these concerns with your dentist. More… Continue reading My Child’s Teeth are Coming in Crooked: Are Braces Necessary?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive their first orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. This appointment helps determine if children need early orthodontic treatment to correct potential issues with their dentofacial development. Following is a helpful guide to understanding early orthodontic treatment. What is early interceptive orthodontics? Early orthodontic treatment –… Continue reading A Parent’s Guide to Early Orthodontic Treatment
Wearing braces is a great investment in your child’s oral health and wellbeing. If you’re wondering if it’s time for your child to wear braces, the first course of action is to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist. A consultation will involve a physical examination and X-rays to determine if and when braces are… Continue reading I think my child needs braces: what are the first steps?
Do you need braces? Do you wonder if orthodontics is a worthwhile investment in your oral health? Beyond straightening the positions of teeth, wearing braces offers a number of benefits to your wellbeing. Receiving orthodontic treatment can reduce wear and tear on your teeth and even lessen the likelihood that you will develop destructive oral… Continue reading Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment