If you have a child who needs orthodontic treatment, they may not be thrilled about having traditional braces. The good news is that kids and adults today have more options for braces than ever before. One of these options is self-ligating braces, which work a bit differently than regular...
When getting your teeth straightened, both metal braces and Invisalign are excellent options, and two of the most popular choices for orthodontic treatment. Each of them has their respective pros and cons, but at the end of the day, both can lead to a straighter, beautifulsmile that you can...
If you’ve been told you need braces, chances are you’ve had an appointment with a professional orthodontist. During your consultation, your orthodontist likely took x-rays or digital photographs to determine how your teeth and bite align together. Whether your teeth are noticeably crowded or crooked, or you have more subtle...
Braces are one of the most effective methods of orthodontia to straighten your teeth. In no time, you’ve have beautiful, straight teeth that you’ll want to show off to the world! However, your teeth and gums will be more challenging to clean when wearing fixed metal or even ceramic...
If you’re part of the one-third of Americans who are unhappy with their smile, you have options for correcting your teeth . It’s never too late to seek orthodontic treatment, even if you’re an adult. Millions of adults wear braces to correct their teeth, whether they never had to the...
If you have gapped, crooked, or crowded teeth, orthodontic treatment can help you get your dream smile. However, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear traditional braces for years, or don’t want to commit to wearing Invisalign over 20 hours a day to straighten their teeth. However,...
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in nature and in the human body. However, it’s also frequently used in dental products to help protect the teeth from decay and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even dental treatments your child may receive at the dentist’s office. In some...
If you have crooked teeth, you’re not alone. In fact, 9 in 10 people have teeth that are at least slightly misaligned . In the past, humans had larger jaws that comfortably fit all of their teeth. Today, our jaws are smaller, which leaves less room for teeth, which often results...
Braces are excellent tools for straightening teeth and correcting bites, but they do make your pearly whites difficult to clean! Consisting of brackets, which are temporarily cemented to your teeth, and connecting wires, braces make it difficult for your toothbrush to make much contact with the surfaces of your teeth, which can...
Getting your dream smile by straightening your teeth with braces is very exciting—most patients can’t wait to have their braces off and fully enjoy their new straight teeth! Like anything worth waiting for, braces take time to work. The average amount of treatment time varies, but for metal braces, it...