We get it—not everyone wants braces. Although traditional braces are one of the most effective ways to move teeth in a relatively short period of time, kids are often reluctant to get braces, especially as they get older. By the time they enter their teenage years, your child might not want to...
Overbites happen when the top row of your teeth essentially covers the lower row, especially in the front. These are caused by the unique size and shape of your jaw as well as your teeth, as having too little room for your teeth or too much could cause an overbite. It’s likely...
It’s true that our genes are responsible for creating everything about us, and our smile is no exception. Certain factors about your smile were inherited from your parents, no question. Researchers suggest that having parents with poor dental health could predispose you to having the same issues, so you’ll need to be...
Many people think that since adult teeth are permanent, they will not move or change over the adult lifetime. This isn’t true—adult teeth can and do shift over your lifetime, whether or not you had braces as a child or teenager. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?...
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...
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...
You have the option of having straight teeth at any age. There’s no age bracket for orthodontic work. In fact, over one million people who are receiving orthodontic treatment are adults! You’re not alone in seeking a perfect smile and you have options when it comes to less visible...
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...
If you need braces, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your potential treatment. Or maybe your child needs braces and you’re worried about how long the treatment will be. While orthodontics can correct many issues with your smile, the length of treatment is discouraging to some people. Fortunately,...
Getting your child’s oral health care needs addressed is something to think about early on! Although many people put off the dentist until their child has a few teeth in, the truth is that your little one needs to get in to see an oral health care professional before...