As a parent, you want what’s best for your children, including their smiles. You might want them to hop into our chair as soon as they’re old enough to correct any misalignments or malocclusions. If you notice your child needs braces, is it better to get them started now, or can you wait until adulthood?
One part of braces that is almost impossible to avoid is how they make cleaning plaque out of your mouth’s nooks and crannies more difficult. The brackets and wires create places for food particles and bacteria to hide, making cleaning more challenging. Braces will only leave a mark afterwards if food is left against the
Has your orthodontist told you it’s time to take off the braces? When some patients hear this, they might feel a little uneasy about having their braces removed. This is natural: thinking back to the application and adjustment of the wires and brackets can bring back some discomforting memories. However, we’re here to tell you
Holidays that involve a lot of candy always create a lot of questions, and one of the most notable of these is Valentine’s Day. After all, most of the treats you eat on this day are thoughtful gifts! You don’t have to let your orthodontic treatment put a damper on the holiday, though. Follow these
When is the right time to see an orthodontist? Earlier is better, of course, because as soon as an orthodontist can note a problem, they can figure out and implement the right treatment plan. But all children are different, and seeing a specialist for the first time is not only for children! Follow these recommendations
Traditional braces use archwires to apply pressure, and these are held in place with elastic bands. These little ties are not without their problems: the elastic bands can create friction in the braces and make corrective treatment longer. Many patients also find these harder to clean and to keep up with the maintenance needs. One
Some orthodontic patients, no matter the age or needs, land on Invisalign treatment for straightening their teeth. It makes sense – Invisalign is a revolutionary form of orthodontic work and an alternative to wire braces. But some may pause on the process: how can molded plastic be better than stainless steel and ceramic at straightening
The Invisalign process is one of the biggest advancements in orthodontic treatment. With less work and upkeep than traditional metal and ceramic braces, the clear, BPA-free plastic aligners used in Invisalign treatment offer more flexibility and discretion. This is ideal for those who need to have their teeth aligned but are self-conscious about the look
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we’re slowly moving into a routine that keeps patients and staff safe. One key part of reopening our offices is the virtual orthodontic appointment. We’ll use the power of a virtual tool called Orthodontic Screening Kit to perform consultations for both new and existing patients.