It’s should go without saying that we all have a friend or family member whose child has braces or has gone through some sort of orthodontic treatment. It’s incredibly common. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that 300,000 children in Canada are currently seeing an orthodontist, and in the United States, over 4 million people wear braces. All that said, it is still a commitment, and often times we will hear people express their concerns when they enter our offices.
In this piece, we’re going to talk about how to determine if your child needs orthodontic treatment. Then, we’ll discuss the benefits associated with orthodontic treatment for children, as well as introduce you to the different types of treatments that are available. It is our hope that when you finish reading this post, you’ll be confident that you are making the best decision for you child.
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Successful orthodontics is not something that can simply happen overnight. Often times it can take well over six months for any major progress to be made, although you can often see subtle changes in the first few weeks. The truth is that orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign are long term commitments and investments in yourself, your health, and your future. As with any investment or commitment, orthodontic treatment offers many rewards. In this post, we’re going to talk a little bit about what can make orthodontic treatments so complex, after that, we’ll touch on the different choices you can make for your orthodontic treatments, as well as their benefits.
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At Docbraces, we’re big fans of “the selfie”. Selfies, or photographs you take of yourself, are a great way to improve self confidence, share funny moments, and, our personal favourite, show off your smile! Over the past year, selfies have become more and more popular: the word was officially added to the dictionary, the infamous “Oscars” selfie became the true winner of that night, and most everyone features the occasional selfie on their Instagram page—even us! Find us at: @docbraces or #docbraces. So if you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, now’s time! And, if you’re not yet a selfie addict, as they say, here are a few tips to perfect your selfie style. Continue reading “Six Tips for Taking The Perfect Selfie”