As an adult with a less-than-perfect smile, it’s natural to think you “missed the boat” when it came to straighter teeth. However, all is not lost. It’s never too late for a straighter smile! Your teeth can be moved into the correct place no matter your age. More»
No matter what grade your child just started this school year, back-to-school season inevitably brings with it a long list of to-do items. There are new clothes to buy, school supplies to purchase, and permission forms to complete. For many parents, this is also the time to schedule their child’s annual pediatric doctor visit. But did you know that your child might also benefit from an orthodontic screening with an orthodontist this fall?
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all young children receive a complete orthodontic screening with an orthodontic specialist no later than age seven. An orthodontist will be trained to identify problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even before children lose all of their baby teeth! In fact, even if your child’s teeth appear to be straight, there could be underlying problems with jaw growth and development that only a trained orthodontist can detect. More»
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. More»
Let’s face it: If braces were free, just about anyone with crowded or crooked teeth would have orthodontic treatment. But because braces cost money, that makes a lot of people falter when deciding whether or not to get treatment – and that’s usually because of one or two common misconceptions: 1. They’re not worth it, or 2. They can’t afford it. More»
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.
While you probably won’t be surprised that orthodontics offers a range of benefits other than just a beautiful smile, you might be interested to discover that Epigenetic Orthodontists can provide you with a holistic solution to a range of health problems. But how, exactly, can orthodontics address and prevent conditions beyond your teeth and jaws? Read on to discover how Epigenetic Orthodontics provides a natural solution to numerous physical ailments in your jaws and beyond. More»
When you’ve gotten new braces, you’ll probably feel moderate discomfort for a few days as you get used to the pressure from the wires slowly guiding and rotating your teeth into their new positions. To help get used to your treatment, we always recommend that you eat soft foods for a few days, and there’s even a list of things that we’d recommend you avoid while you’re wearing your braces, like whole apples, crunchy foods like carrot sticks, and chewy foods like bread or steak.