Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

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»

Crooked Teeth: More Than “Just” a Cosmetic Problem

Crooked Teeth

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»

Study: A Beautiful, Healthy-looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

Healthy looking Smile Makes You Look Happier and More Successful

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»

Making the Most of Your Orthodontic Health Insurance

The holiday season is officially upon us, which, as you know, means we’re only a month away from a new year. However, what you may not know is that many insurance policies reset at the end of the calendar year. What this means for you is that if you choose not to use the orthodontic benefits included in your health insurance by the time the ball drops on December 31st, your remaining 2015 benefits will simply disappear. In this post, we’re going to let you know how you can ensure that won’t happen. After that, we’ll explain why there’s never been a better time to invest in your smile.


Your Most Common Braces Questions Answered!

Regardless of your age, when you make the decision to start orthodontic treatment, you’ll almost certainly be curious about the process. Luckily for you, the team here at Docbraces is happy to provide answers to all of your braces questions and concerns. In this post, we’re going to answer some of the most common braces questions we’ve received from patents over the years. Our hope is that with the answers to your questions, you’ll have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself or a family member.


Braces for Kids: Does My Child Really Need Orthodontic Treatment?

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.

Options in Orthodontics: The Benefits of Braces or Invisalign

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Many perspective patients, especially adults, often come into the offices of Docbraces wondering if they really need orthodontic treatment. They worry about the cost, the time commitment, as well as whether deciding to get braces or Invisalign treatment will really do them any good. In this post, we’re going to talk about why you may need treatment, as well as the benefits associated with orthodontics. Then we’ll address some common concerns we hear about different orthodontic treatments we offer. We hope this will help you to better understand how important orthodontic treatments are, as well as how it can benefit you or your family member.

Orthodontics: A Natural Solution

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»

Best Foods for New Braces: Snacks

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.