Beyond improving appearance and self-esteem, numerous health advantages accompany treatment with braces and corrective appliances such as palate expanders and space maintainers. In addition to preventing serious tooth and jaw issues later in life, correcting misaligned teeth with braces and appliances can improve oral hygiene, facilitate better chewing to allow the body to absorb more nutrients from food, and even reduce the risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. What’s more, the earlier your child receives orthodontic treatment, the more likely they are to reap the resulting health benefits. More»
Beyond the cosmetic reasons for orthodontic treatment, there are a number of ways that seeing an orthodontist can improve your health.
A bad bite can be detrimental to your overall well-being. People who have malocclusions – when both sets of teeth do not ‘bite’ properly – can experience a range of unexpected health problems. By correcting your bite, an orthodontist can help you alleviate many common symptoms and chronic conditions to help you improve your overall quality of life. More»
A study conducted by the American Journal of Orthodontics indicates that one in three children can improve their oral and general health by wearing braces. Braces can help prevent detrimental complications from developing with your child’s teeth, such as crooked, crowded teeth, tooth decay and serious medical problems that often require surgery. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and fitting your child with braces or corrective alternatives early in life can prevent complications and the need for more pensive procedures later in life. More»
Orthodontic treatment is vital for your child’s development, including his or her oral health, self-esteem and even their ability to speak clearly. It’s well worth spending a bit of time in braces to get the advantages of straight teeth, a more attractive smile and improved oral health. More»
Early intervention is the name of the game in healthcare. Between regular checkups at the doctor, cleanings at the dentist, and quality nutrition, it’s easier than ever to make sure your child is well taken care of before any issues surface. An important element of early intervention is to have your child’s oral development evaluated by an orthodontist. Many parents are unaware of the benefits that this can hold for their child’s future, but there’s a lot of information out there for you. Here are just seven reasons why the Canadian Association of Orthodontics recommends that your child visit an orthodontist by age seven. More»
It’s a common misconception that braces and other corrective orthodontic treatments are only for children and teens. In fact, on average, one in five patients that see an orthodontist are over the age of 21, and more than 92% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset. Today, many adult patients are seeking treatment that simply wasn’t available when they were kids, or was inaccessible for other reasons. More»
If you’re an adult and are uncomfortable with your smile, we have good news: it’s not too late to fix it, and further, treatment can be discreet and even attractive! More»
The thought of wearing braces is finally bearable for adults: braces technology has improved, options are more discreet and treatment times have gotten shorter. 50% of Docbraces’ patients are adults, demonstrating that a healthy, confident smile is an invaluable asset in your professional and personal life. More»
Having braces is no longer a right of passage reserved exclusively for kids and teenagers. We are seeing more adults than ever before – nearly 50% of Docbraces patients, in fact – who are looking for a healthy, beautiful smile and straighter teeth. More»
It’s easy to feel confused at first about braces and orthodontics, and choosing an orthodontist can be overwhelming. This article will start you off on the right foot for knowing what to look for in an orthodontist, so you can get the best and most affordable care available.