Since the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontist visit by age 7, your child could have braces before they reach their 10th birthday! It can seem difficult to ensure your child will keep his or her mouth clean with braces, but the truth is...
With over 4 million people in the United States alone receiving orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that people want straight teeth! Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for looks. Straight teeth actually encourage a healthy oral cavity, which means a reduced risk for numerous dental health issues—but why is this? Here are just a few...
Propel is a unique FDA approved orthodontics tool for helping your teeth to move into their correct positions faster and more accurately than ever! This technology encourages accelerated bone remodeling while receiving orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign and traditional braces. Propel is used by experienced and practiced orthodontists who...
Impacted wisdom teeth happen when there’s no room for your wisdom teeth to emerge. Your third molars will try to erupt through your gumline, but due to an underlying problem, won’t be able to. What this means is that wisdom teeth get stuck either underneath the gumline or only partially...
Getting braces can be an exciting time—you’re finally getting the smile you want! However, not everyone who gets braces is happy about their treatment. Many people ask how long the treatment will take before exploring orthodontic treatment options for their smile. Different types of braces will have different treatment times. Here’s what...
A gap between two teeth in your smile is technically known as diastema. This gap could happen between your two front teeth or between any of your other teeth. You might also have a missing tooth that causes a gap you’d like to close. When it comes to your treatment for closing...
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...
Parents often have an indication pretty early on whether their children will need braces. Indicators such as crowed teeth, spacing and overbite can be visible for children at an early stage.These indicators for needing braces can develop over time by mouth breathing, oral habits like thumb sucking, dental disease,...
While getting braces as a child is a popular thing to do today more than ever, so is getting braces as an adult. Believe it or not, adults make up almost half of people getting braces today. It’s no longer strange to see men and women with braces on...
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...