Posts

denture with orthodontic brace

Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

smiling old man wearing brown sun hat that is eligible for orthodontic braces

Orthodontists are often faced with many questions about who can or cannot get braces from adults aged 20-45. Three of the most common questions are “Is there an age limit on having orthodontic braces?” If none, then “What is the best age to have orthodontic braces?”Adults are usually ecstatic to find out they may be eligible for this dental appliance and may then ask, “How long do adults wear braces?”.

Our expert orthodontist can answer these questions and explain how braces work to give adults great-looking teeth, an amazing smile, better oral health, and improved facial symmetry. Even older patients with missing, worn, or misshaped teeth or gum disease may be good candidates for this popular orthodontic treatment. Read more

I Have an Overbite | What Will Braces do? (5 ANSWERS)

woman smiling in front of door

Everyone will eventually have to visit the dentist at some point in their lives. It is a good idea to get any potential problems looked at and corrected as early as possible. Getting braces used to be a big ordeal, but in recent years there have been incredible advances in orthodontic procedures and equipment. This article will go over common problems that can be correct by braces, as well as traditional braces and alternative options.

Read more

smart watch

How Long Does Invisalign Take? (to Complete)

smart watch

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

In the past decade, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment. Patients enjoy that it is slightly more discreet than clunky metal braces, so the aligners are a great choice for patients who want to avoid noticeable orthodontic devices while they are straightening your teeth. Though aligners are a great way to fix misaligned teeth, a lot of people still do not know much about them. One of the most commonly asked questions is from people wondering if the aligners take a long time to become effective.

 

Read more

Girl with a bright smile

Do All Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed

Girl with blonde hair smiling

Wisdom teeth are the most misunderstood teeth. While the average person knows what to expect with their other teeth, many of them have lots of questions about their wisdom teeth. Some of the common questions people ask are, what are wisdom teeth, why are they called wisdom teeth, at what age should we get a wisdom tooth, when is the right time for a wisdom tooth to be removed and what happens if you don’t get your wisdom tooth pulled out? Without clear, comprehensive answers to these questions, many people just think of wisdom teeth as a painful problem they will eventually face.

Read more…

bowl of nuts

I Have Braces [What Foods are Forbidden?]

 

bowl of nuts

Image by piviso from Pixabay

What foods can I eat? Are you preparing to have braces for the next few months or years? You’re probably wondering how they’re going to affect your day-to-day life, especially when it comes to eating. One main question a lot of people have for their orthodontist is, “What kinds of foods will I be able to eat?” More importantly, though, are the types of foods you should steer clear of. Keep these tips in mind to keep your mouth healthy and happy!

 

Read more

colorful candies

The Real Effects of Sugary Snacks

black and white chocolates

If you are wondering “what are the causes of sugary snacks in your teeth?”, there are many answers to this. Sugary foods can be the catalyst for dental decay and gingivitis, so they should be avoided as often as possible. While it isn’t always practical to avoid sugary foods and beverages all the time, severely limiting your consumption of these products can do wonders for the health and overall wellness of your teeth. This is especially true for patients who wear orthodontic appliances and are looking to achieve a bright, straight and nearly flawless smile.

Read more…

Effects of Vaping on Teeth

Girl wearing camouflage and a black cap while vaping

Tobacco smoking is harmful. It also increases the risk of various diseases including stroke and heart disease. This is according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) which also reported that smoking tobacco is the leading but preventable cause of death in the US. In addition to that, it is also the leading cause of lung cancer and related deaths.

Read more…

?

Why Retainers After Braces are Epic Important {in 2019}

 

woman smiling near wall

It’s the moment of the big reveal. After all the time and expense, the braces are finally coming off. All parties involved including mom, the orthodontist and the fortunate subject of teeth straightening are anxious to see this ideal smile without the hardware, and what a beautiful smile it is! So, what is with this retainer, and why does it have to be worn every day after all this time spent in wires and brackets?
Read more

Boy and Girl

Top Celebrities with Braces

Man wearing shades

You want a smile that will make heads turn everywhere you go. You want to light up a room and have pictures that are unforgettable (and of course, gram-worthy). But, you do have a problem right now. Your teeth are holding you back. You don’t have those beautifully aligned pearly whites that can draw people in. You tend to smile with your mouth closed because you are self-conscious about the way your teeth look. Well, good news! You don’t have to blame yourself for this. The dental field provides you with a variety of treatments for you to choose from depending on your case. One of these is orthodontic treatment. Braces can make a difference for you, especially when your concern is of teeth alignment and esthetics. This is an option available for everybody—young and old. It isn’t too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Be inspired by these testimonies from top celebrities and famous people who underwent braces.

Read more

dental problems

I Don’t Have Any Dental Problems {Should I Still Visit an Orthodontist?}

orthodontist

I Don’t Have Any Dental Problems

Dental problems. Some people seem to be blessed with perfect teeth, and it is natural to love your smile when everything seems to be perfectly straight. You may even take pride in never having had a cavity or always having a bright, white smile. For some people, oral health just seems to be a natural gift, yet you should know that appearance is sometimes deceiving. While going to see an orthodontist may seem unnecessary, scheduling a visit could reveal that you do have issues that need correction.

Read more…