Some orthodontic issues are easier to correct if treatment is done at an early age. This type of treatment is called early interceptive treatment, or phase I treatment and the goal is to correct certain problems early enough as to guide the erupting adult teeth into position or correct jaw discrepancies as to avoid more […]
What is Phase I Orthodontic Treatment?
Surgical Orthodontics Explained
You’re never too old for orthodontic treatment, and in fact, one in five orthodontic patients today is an adult. But, there is a good reason why the majority of people you see in braces are adolescents – they have the benefit of a still growing jaw to achieve ideal tooth movement. Some patients, especially those […]
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Go Hand in Hand
Orthodontic treatment can have life-changing benefits for patients. Correcting smiles and improving bites can lead to better self-esteem and better oral health. And when orthodontic treatment is coupled with dentofacial orthopedics it allows for the most optimal end results. What is Dentofacial Orthopedics? Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is one of the nine specialties recognized by […]
Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep condition that disrupts a person’s breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea can cause a person to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. While each interrupted breathing spell lasts only seconds, sleep apnea can mean the brain and the rest of the body are not getting enough oxygen, and […]
The Power of a Beautiful Smile
If you’ve been hiding your smile because it’s crooked, misaligned, or filled with spaces, you may be doing yourself a disservice. According to researchers, smiling makes us happier which in turn makes us healthier. Research also shows that people who smile more tend to be friendlier, easier to approach, and more successful in their lives […]
Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?
Did you forgo braces in your teens and now want to find a way to improve your smile? Have you noticed that as you age your smile has shifted enough to make you a bit self-conscious? Well you are not alone. Today, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. As we […]
Aren’t Braces Just Cosmetic?
Have you heard the misconception that orthodontic treatment and braces are only cosmetic? While orthodontic treatment does have an end goal of providing patients with a beautifully straight smile, the benefits run much deeper than that. Related posts: How to choose the right Orthodontist How to choose the right Orthodontist Treatment options for the relapse […]
Braces or Invisalign? Which is Right For Me?
Standard metal braces or Invisalign treatment, which one is the best option for you? While some cases may come down to a personal preference, for other orthodontic patients, the doctor may recommend one over the other. The first thing I always like to tell my patients is that today’s metal braces are probably not like […]
How long do I have to wear my retainers for?
The retainer phase of orthodontic treatment is the last and final phase in the overall orthodontic process. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the final alignment of the teeth and the beautiful smile that you and your orthodontist worked so hard to obtain. Retainers come in many shapes and forms. The basic function of […]
2 cups of Starbucks in exchange for a beautiful smile
The esthetic benefits of a perfect smile are countless. Straight teeth also allow for better oral hygiene, healthier gums, more harmonious jaw functions, and better overall health. Many assume that getting the perfect smile is out of their budget and something they simply cannot afford. For adults especially there is a general belief that they […]