The right time for an orthodontist checkup? Age 7. That’s right: you don’t want to wait until your child is in middle school or high school for that first trip. While “braces” has become as synonymous with a teenager rite of passage as awkward first kisses and high school dances, orthodontics care should start much earlier.
Most people do not realize that an orthodontic evaluation by a qualified Halifax orthodontist is not expensive. In fact, many standard evaluations are offered free of charge. An early evaluation can pay big dividends, too. Even if your child’s emerging teeth appear to be straight, an orthodontist can identify subtle problems in jaw and tooth development that are unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Continue reading “Why Every Child Should Visit an Orthodontist by Age 7”
Are you avoiding a trip to your Nova Scotia orthodontist because you don’t want to get metal braces? A crooked smile is unattractive as an adult, but unfortunately the alternative – a mouthful of metal – is hardly any better. Adult braces can be uncomfortable, awkward and downright embarrassing. Wondering how to straighten teeth without braces? Good news: common orthodontic problems including crooked teeth and overcrowding can be corrected without braces. Continue reading “Can I Straighten My Teeth Without Braces?”
Undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten and realign crooked teeth is commonly considered a cosmetic option focused on making a person’s teeth and smile appear more attractive and well-cared for. But the truth is, orthodontics is about a lot more than aesthetics; having braces can also help you enjoy healthier teeth and gums and ward off tooth decay, gum disease and even bite-related problems like temporomandibular joint disorder and chronic headaches. Continue reading “Crooked Teeth: More Than “Just” a Cosmetic Problem”