A quick Google search can yield answers to basically anything and social media and YouTube videos of do it yourself projects are very easy to find. But one area that should not be left as a DIY project is orthodontics. In recent years, more do it yourself videos of people claiming they’ve corrected their own […]
The Dangers of “Do It Yourself Orthodontics”
What is Phase I Orthodontic Treatment?
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 […]
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 […]
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 to choose the right Orthodontist
How to choose the right Orthodontist Selecting the right orthodontist can be difficult because patients don’t always know what to look for or who to trust. Certain factors need to be considered to help facilitate this task, the first one being the doctor himself. Is he/she a true orthodontist or a regular dentist performing orthodontic […]
Retainers and Orthodontic treatment
Retainers and Orthodontic treatment Retainers are appliances that are used following orthodontic treatment to maintain the final position of the teeth and prevent them from moving. They play an integral part in the overall orthodontic care and are an absolute necessity for all patients at the end of treatment. Retainers come in various shapes and […]
How to handle orthodontic emergencies
How to handle orthodontic emergencies Orthodontic “emergencies” are an unfortunate part of any orthodontic treatment. Even with the best orthodontist and the highest quality braces one is bound to have one or more emergency trips to the orthodontic office during treatment. Even though I am using the word emergency, complications with orthodontic treatment are rarely […]
Year End Dental Insurance Benefits
Year End Dental Insurance Benefits As we head into the month of October, many things are uppermost in our minds: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, insurance benefits, flexible spending plans… OK, maybe insurance benefits and flexible spending plans are not on the list, but they should be. We all work hard for our money, and these […]