There’s a strong association between teens and orthodontic treatment, but surely you’ve seen everyone from little kids to senior citizens sporting braces. But is there such a thing as too young, too old, too early, or too late for braces? It’s Never Too Late to Get the Smile of Your Dreams Adults are now getting […]
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The ideal patient: what you can do to make your orthodontic journey a smooth one
You’ve chosen a great orthodontic practice. You and your orthodontist have come up with a treatment plan. You’re excited about what your smile will look like when it’s all over. And you want to know what you can do to help your treatment go as smoothly as possible so you get the smile you’ve always […]
Surprising foods you should limit (or completely avoid) with braces
If you have – or will soon have – braces, you know that there are some foods that are off-limits. These foods have the potential to damage your braces by causing a bracket to pop off (requiring an emergency trip to the orthodontist to bond it back on the tooth) or to get stuck in […]
What are my child’s responsibilities during orthodontic treatment?
If your child currently has braces, or is about to get them, you may wonder if there’s anything they are supposed to do during the process. The answer is yes! Here are the top 3 things they can do to keep their treatment on track. Keep Their Appointments The number of appointments your child will […]
Reason for braces: function, aesthetics, and self-confidence!
Not everyone needs orthodontic treatment. This may sound surprising coming from orthodontists – after all, wouldn’t we want everyone to get braces? But, while we want everyone to have a beautiful smile, we recognize that there are many situations where braces just aren’t required. That begs the question: When are braces appropriate? We’ve found three […]
Is your child’s thumb sucking habit really a big deal?
Thumb sucking is a very common habit in babies and young children; Stanford Children’s Health states that around nine in 10 newborn babies display some kind of hand sucking within two hours of birth. Most children stop this kind of behavior between two and four years old, but some continue on for years. If your […]
Give the gift of a smile: How to know if your child is a good fit for braces
As you might already know, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children have their first visit with the orthodontist by the age of seven. That’s because at this age, an orthodontist can see how the jaw and teeth are developing, and if there is an issue, it can be addressed now rather than […]
Traveling this holiday season? Here’s what should be in your suitcase for a healthy mouth all season long!
There’s no reason to sacrifice good oral health this holiday season. Whether you’re traveling near or far by car, plane, or boat, or for two days or two months, here’s what to pack to keep your teeth and gums in tip top shape this season. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Floss Of course, you would never leave […]
I’m ready for braces…what are my options?
You’ve decided that you want to fix your smile and you’re ready to go for it – congratulations! You may know that there are a lot more options these days when it comes to straightening your teeth than the traditional metal braces, but you’re not sure what they are. Well, we’re here to help. Here […]
How technology plays into orthodontic treatment
Staying on top of technology is a core value to our practice. In this day and age, it’s a necessity, as innovation continues and things change so fast. With improvements in technology, we’ve not only been able to cut the length of total treatment time, but to shorten office visits, too. Our goal is to […]