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...
Misaligned or crooked smiles are conditions experienced as much as by adults as well as children, though many adults are skeptical about getting braces because they don’t want to have to walk around with a 'metal' smile. However, new innovations have been made in orthodontic care that have revolutionized...
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...
Your Dental Health Resource Magazine will periodically feature articles that discuss and feature a specific dental specialty, providing insight into their education, focus and dental treatments they offer.   What is an Orthodontist? Orthodontists specialize in correcting crooked or misaligned teeth and incorrect bite issues related to jaw discrepancies.  Upon completion of...
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...
Of course you’ve heard of traditional braces, and maybe even Invisalign, but have you heard of lingual braces? Lingual braces provide a great alternative to both braces and Invisalign for adults who want to correct their smile but don’t like the look of metal braces. Lingual braces allow you to...
The vast majority of people who receive orthodontic treatment will need to wear a retainer after their teeth are straightened and the orthodontia is removed. These devices are custom made for your smile and typically involve metal wires and plastic—it might sound uncomfortable, but since it’s made for your unique smile, retainers...
A gap in the teeth is technically referred to as a diastema. While a diastema can refer to any gaps in the teeth, it’s most commonly referring to a gap between the front two teeth. Gapped teeth are common, and are usually the result of tooth misalignment or the size of...
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...
While the majority of people will have their wisdom teeth removed, not everyone will need to. These third molars make an appearance in our early adult years, typically around the age of 17, but for some, not until the early 20s. Why do some people need their wisdom teeth removed...