If your teeth are misaligned or you have jaw pain, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment. You’re never too old to have braces—in fact, today, one in four people receiving orthodontic treatment is an adult . You have modern options besides traditional metal braces if you’re concerned about...
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of straightening their teeth for a more even, beautiful smile. However, orthodontics often corrects issues with the jaw and bite that would become problematic, and for some, functional orthodontics takes that process one step further. Functional orthodontics helps reposition your upper and...
WildSmiles braces give patients a creative way to express themselves during orthodontic treatment. These braces provide a customized look without changing how orthodontic treatment works or the length of the treatment time. These unique braces are made with the same surgical steel as traditional orthodontic brackets, and so are considered...
There’s no question that orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in having a healthy and happy smile. Orthodontists can treat teeth that are crowded, gapped, or have an uneven bite. By correcting issues with your smile, orthodontics makes it easy for you to love and care for straight teeth. Your...
Crowded teeth happen when there’s not enough room in your jaw for all your teeth to erupt. The teeth may push against each other and become crooked. Typically, teeth on your lower jaw are the ones that become crowded. The bone that supports your lower teeth happens to be the...
When considering orthodontic treatment, traditional braces and Invisalign are two of the most prominent options that come to mind. While traditional metal braces have long been the standard of care, Invisalign offers people who want to straighten their teeth with a subtle, removable form of treatment with reduced orthodontist visits. But which option is...
Having crooked teeth is a reality for countless children and adults today. Orthodontists fit millions of people with braces every year to correct misaligned teeth and fix bites that can lead to chronic issues. Misaligned teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile; they can have actual consequences on your health that...
Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary? Just as certain medical conditions can be hereditary, so can certain dental diseases. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, and our genes in combination with our environment play a huge role in what constitutes our everyday health. When it comes to oral diseases, there are...
Your child is all set to get their braces and begin straightening their teeth—but now that the appointment day is approaching, you’re having some anxiety about what the experience will be like for your child and what to expect. Even if your orthodontist has prepared you for your child’s appointment, the following...
The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, teeth...