Two-phase treatment allows your orthodontist to ensure a positive result from treatment by creating the right circumstances for straight teeth and a flawless smile. While many wait until a child is a preteen or a teen to think about braces, this can lead to complications that cause a less...
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...
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...
While some children are excited to get braces and can’t wait, there are others that dread this event in their life! While braces have come a long way from the traditional “metal mouth”, most braces typically look and feel the same. Some orthodontists offer colorful bands, some don’t. Some...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...