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 […]
The Power of a Beautiful Smile
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment?
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment? Braces can correct a variety of orthodontic problems. One of the most common one is crowding of the teeth. This condition has multiple causes including a small mouth, narrow jaw bones, teeth that are too big, extra teeth in the mouth, teeth that didn’t grow straight down, and […]
Partial versus Full Orthodontic Treatment
Partial versus Full Orthodontic Treatment Orthodontic treatment can have life changing benefits. Creating an esthetically pleasing smile, establishing a healthy bite, promoting overall health, and improving one’s self-esteem are only a few examples of such benefits. A typical orthodontic treatment involves full braces on the upper and lower teeth and can take anywhere from […]
The orthodontic process, simplified
The orthodontic process, simplified The benefits of orthodontic treatment are countless. Having straight teeth is not only esthetically pleasing but also integral to our overall heath. A proper bite promotes the longevity of our teeth, it helps us chew better, talk better, and have better access for proper oral hygiene. Getting that beautiful and healthy […]
Traditional versus Clear Braces
Traditional versus Clear Braces The field of Orthodontics has undergone great changes over the last few decades. Getting a beautiful and healthy smile is now easier than ever with all the various treatment options available. At the core of orthodontic treatment are braces. They now come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials and […]
Headgears and orthodontic treatment
Headgears and orthodontic treatment A common type of malocclusion, or improper bite, seen by orthodontists is a class II bite. It is characterized by the lower jaw being too far behind the upper jaw, the upper molars being positioned behind the lower molars, and too much space present between the upper and lower front teeth […]
I want my braces off already!
I want my braces off already! Orthodontic treatment can have life changing benefits. It can transform smiles, improve speech and function, and increase overall self esteem. However creating a beautiful and healthy smile is not an overnight process. The most common question I am asked from patients is “when are my braces coming off”. This […]
What is Invisalign and how does it work:
With increasing demands for “invisible” braces, Invisalign invented clear aligners that provide a more esthetic alternative. You have probably heard the commercials on TV or magazine ads about clear, invisible braces and how they can straighten teeth painlessly. But what is Invisalign and how does it work? The Invisalign system is basically clear removable aligners […]
How long do I have to wear braces for?
How long do I have to wear braces for? Moving teeth is a complex process. It needs to be done gently and with great care because it involves altering and rearranging living cells and tissues. The right amount of pressure also needs to be applied to align the teeth correctly. Too little and the teeth […]
How do Braces work?
How do Braces work? Since ancient times people have designed ways to move teeth and improve their smile. Primitive forms of, what we now call “braces”, have been found on skulls of ancient mummies. Even Hippocrates and Aristotle in 400-500 BC both pondered about ways to straighten teeth and fix various dental conditions. Straight teeth […]