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”
Paying for Braces
If you or a loved one need orthodontic treatment, the questions that immediately follow are probably how much will it cost and how can I pay for it? The good news is that, although braces are often viewed as a significant investment, the cost of braces has remained relatively steady over the years. Did you […]
What Happens at an Orthodontic Recall Appointment?
We all have very busy schedules, and fitting in extra appointments can be difficult. If your child has been seen by an orthodontist, but wasn’t quite ready for braces, or if your child has undergone interceptive orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will most likely be scheduling orthodontic recall appointments for you. These appointments tend to be […]
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Retainers
The day a patient’s braces come off is a day of celebration. Patients can enjoy their straight new smiles. But that doesn’t mean orthodontic treatment is over yet. Now begins the final and most important stage of your treatment: Retention. There are a few different type of retainers, and just like orthodontic treatment, how and […]
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 […]
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 […]