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...
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...
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...

Caring for Your Braces

If you have braces, congratulations! You’re well on your way to a gorgeous smile. While many people get braces as children and teenagers, more and more adults are opting for the treatment to get their dream smile. Although braces can be cumbersome at times, those colorful bands and shiny...
Getting orthodontic work done is one of the best things you can do for your smile. This corrective work will restore your natural bite, correct any crooked or crowded teeth, and leave you with a gorgeous smile that you can be proud of for life. It’s important to be...
The term “invisible braces” usually means braces that are clear. They aren’t really invisible; they are just hard to see from a distance. The closest things to really invisible braces are made of metal and have silver color brackets like ordinary braces. The difference is that they go on...
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...
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...
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...
Getting your braces off is a hugely exciting time. All the treatment that you’ve gone through has paid off with a gorgeous straight smile! Now you get to see that smile after many months of orthodontic treatment. Seeing your new smile can make you feel on top of the...