June 14, 2017 – Orthodontists’s Dr. John McManaman, Dr. Kevin Knowlton, Dr. Andrew Thompson, Dr. Deepak Arora, and Dr. Donald Johnston, and the Smile Team of Docbraces are proud to announce their status as a Top 1% Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in North America. This achievement places Docbraces as the only Top 1% Provider in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. This prestigious distinction sets Docbraces and it’s Orthodontic Specialists apart as having achieved the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in North America – meaning Docbraces has treated more Invisalign cases than 99% of all other Doctors, and have developed extensive expertise in offering this leading-edge treatment to their orthodontic patients. More»
Is there a “right” time for your teen to get braces? Many factors ranging from schedules to family finances can influence the timing of your child’s orthodontic treatment. It’s not unusual for teens to be reluctant or embarrassed about getting braces and try to come up with their own creative reasons to avoid treatment! That’s why summer is an ideal time for teens to get braces: they have privacy to adjust to braces outside of school, more flexible schedules for appointments, and plenty of time to develop good hygiene habits at home. More»
Congratulations! You’ve made the big decision to get Invisalign and achieve your dream smile. Now there’s just one more important step: deciding which Maritime provider to choose for your Invisalign treatment.
At Docbraces, our Maritime orthodontists understand that experience, cost and convenience are major deciding factors. We believe patients deserve to receive elite care from experienced providers that does not break the bank. That’s why we have developed flexible, interest-free financing plans and even offer a patient rewards incentive program to help keep care affordable and accessible. Here’s the difference that Docbraces can make for you and your family: More»
You’ve tried on hundreds of dresses, selected the perfect venue, checked the guest list twice, and you’re ready to dance the night away with your groom. There’s just one problem: is your smile ready for your wedding day close-up?
From Instagram to Snapchat, the first photo many brides share on their wedding days is a selfie. More and more brides are posting selfies on social media while they’re getting ready with friends, preparing to walk down the aisle, or just after they’ve tied the knot and said, “I do!” Even with Instagram filters, selfies and other close-up are pretty revealing and unforgiving, showing the good and the bad– including crooked teeth. More»
Dreaming of straighter teeth and a perfect smile? If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s natural to have questions about this process and what to expect. One of the most common questions prospective patients ask is, “How do I select the right Invisalign provider?”
While many different factors may play a role in your final selection, the provider’s experience is one of the most important factors. The more successful cases a provider has completed, the more confident you’ll feel that the provider can do a great job on your teeth, too. Not every Invisalign provider is the same. To help put an Invisalign provider’s experience and skills in perspective, Invisalign has introduced five provider designations. These designations are based on the number of cases the provider has handled in their lifetime, as well as the number of cases the provider consistently handles each every six months. These are important distinctions. Lifetime reflects cumulative expertise while ongoing case counts ensure that the provider’s skills are fresh. Understanding these designations will help you feel more confident with your provider selection. More»
“Am I Too Old for Invisalign?”
This is a common question our orthodontists get asked all the time at Docbraces. If you’ve always dreamed of a straighter smile but never had braces as a teenager, you may be wondering whether it’s “too late” to straighten your teeth. Here’s the good news: as long as your teeth are healthy, it’s never too late to straighten them! In fact, taking action now can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. More»
Braces are an important investment in your child’s future. Not only can straighter teeth give your child a huge confidence and self-esteem boost, but straighter teeth are also healthier. Your child is less likely to suffer from oral health problems since its easier to brush and clean straight teeth. Of course, deciding to get your child braces is the easy part. The harder part? Knowing which Dartmouth orthodontist to pick.
Some pediatric dentists may offer orthodontic referrals. For busy parents, it’s tempting to stick with the referral rather than compare multiple providers. Failing to compare providers, however, could mean your child’s braces end up costing more than they need to. You might even end up with a provider that’s not the right fit for your child’s orthodontic needs.
Watch out for these four common mistakes when choosing an orthodontist: More»
When most parents think about taking their children to the orthodontist, they probably imagine doing so when their children are pre-teens getting braces. But did you know that children as young as seven years old can benefit from an orthodontic check-up?
As a parent, you may already be taking important steps to protect your child’s oral health. You’re teaching your child good oral health habits, including regular brushing and how to floss correctly. You’re taking your child to the dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning. So why is a visit to the orthodontist so important? More»
Admit it: you’re embarrassed about your crooked teeth, but you’re even more embarrassed at the thought of wearing metal braces! Traditional orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth has long been associated with images of awkward, self-conscious teens sporting a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. There’s hardly anything discreet about that image! Invisalign is the exact opposite. It’s a modern, teeth-straightening solution that’s completely discreet: only you and your orthodontist will know you’re using Invisalign. More»
Missing bands, loose brackets, protruding wires, gum irritation… while you won’t need to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance for these emergencies, they can still be incredibly painful and require immediate, prompt care. If a bracket pops off in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, it’s easy to head straight to your orthodontist and be better by dinner. But if the same issue occurs on a weekend when the office is closed or while you’re on a trip out of town, panic may set in. How do I address this problem? Good news: a few simple supplies commonly found at home can remedy many of the problems until an orthodontist is able to provide immediate care. More»