Many people think of braces as a treatment for those with crooked teeth, but that’s definitely not the only reason we’re in this line of business! All kinds of teeth and jaw alignment problems are best corrected with orthodontic work, and some of the most common reasons for braces go untreated well into adulthood. No
Water flosser devices (also called oral irrigators) use a pressurized jet of water to remove food and plaque from between your teeth. They are great tools for people who have trouble performing traditional thread flossing between their teeth – including patients with braces!
When an orthodontist first applies braces to a patient, it is common to experience a little discomfort. One of the natural side effects can be headaches, but it’s not a cause for serious concern. Here’s what causes headaches and what you can do to relieve them.
Braces are by far the most effective way to straighten teeth. However, getting impatient with the process is understandable, especially if the braces look like they’ll stay on for big moments. Patients might be eager to remove them early, and many patients ask if they can have their brackets removed temporarily. We strongly advise against having
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