Taking Care of Your Teeth Dentists have made great strides in dental health since the old days. Now, with proper dental care, you can keep your teeth all of your life. Did you know that tooth decay is the second most common disease in America, second only to the common cold? Well, most of this [...]
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Questions From Patients How do I know if my child is in need of orthodontic treatment? It is usually difficult for you to determine if treatment is necessary because there are many problems that can occur even though the front teeth look straight. Also, there are some problems that look intimidating and complex which will [...]
Invisible Braces Are Beneficial In my last article I explained the immediate and most apparent advantages of invisible braces or clear braces compared with traditional metal or wire braces. Clearly for most people the obvious word is ‘invisible’, and being able to wear braces which are virtually impossible to see unless you actually look directly [...]
When wearing Braces - What you need to pay attention to Brushing and Braces It's more important than ever to brush and floss regularly during orthodontic treatment so teeth and gums remain healthy after orthodontic treatment. Patients may find it advantageous to schedule frequent visits to their general dentist for a professional cleaning. Patients who [...]
Invisalign Can Work For You, Just as it has for over half a million smiles Not only is Invisalign versatile, helping to correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, but it really works. And there are over half a million smiles to back that up. But a confident smile isn't the only benefit [...]
The question you often hear is Does Invisalign Work? Great things in life have their price. If you dream about having a perfect smile, and currently experience problematic teeth, you will need to try one of the braces systems mentioned on our blog, and be persistent. It will most likely take time and your patience, [...]
What are Lingual braces? Lingual braces work in much the same way as their traditional counterparts. However there's one important cosmetic difference; the lack of the usual metal supports on the front of your teeth. In the past braces could only be fit in a certain position; right on the front of your teeth but [...]
Invisalign or Traditional Metal Braces, what is your Choice Invisalign vs. Braces There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to get invisalign or traditional metal braces. Several of the key comparisons are the following: Visibility The great advantage of invisalign over metal braces is that it is barely visible. This is obviously not [...]
Initial Examination When you visit our office for an initial orthodontic evaluation, the orthodontist will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed and present the initial findings to you that same day. During the exam the doctor will evaluate jaw, teeth and facial growth to determine if now is the best [...]
Frequently Asked Questions about Braces 1. Why do people need braces? There are many reasons one person may need braces: crowded teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, jaws not growing right, bad overbite, open bite and the list continues. Not everyone needs braces if they go early enough to the orthodontists and have their teeth checked [...]