5 Things You Should Not Forget If You’re Wearing Braces

When you get your braces, you are a bit closer to achieve your goal – a perfect smile. During the time you will be wearing your braces, you will be paying visits to your dentist on a regular basis. These visits are essential for adjusting your braces and to keep track if the braces are

By |2020-01-21T14:00:48+00:00January 21st, 2020|

How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Most kids are involved in some sort of activity, many of these activities involving a sport. No matter the sport, there’s always a chance for a child to get bumped in the mouth. When a child has braces, getting hit in the mouth can be worse than usual. Being hit in the mouth can mean

By |2020-01-07T16:23:48+00:00January 4th, 2020|

How to Whiten Teeth After Braces are Removed

Having braces is a big responsibility. However, none of us are perfect which means that things can get away from us. One of those things is the care of our teeth while we have braces, especially younger patients. This results in teeth being slightly yellowed once the braces are removed which can happen even with

By |2020-01-07T16:16:58+00:00December 7th, 2019|

What is a Palatal Expander?

Just when you think you’ve got all the basics of orthodontics figured out, something like a palatal expander comes along and throws you for a loop. Imagine being a parent and getting told your child needs one of these. Although it may sound strange and be tongue-tying to say, palatal expanders are actually pretty common

By |2019-12-13T19:29:55+00:00November 12th, 2019|

Wisdom Teeth and Braces

It’s common for younger patients to have braces than it is for adults. This is often because adults feel it’s unprofessional or unbecoming. However, when it comes to younger patients wearing braces, there is often the snag of wisdom teeth. Many are curious about how wisdom teeth may affect the brace work once it’s off

By |2019-10-16T14:04:39+00:00October 16th, 2019|

Retainers and Care After Braces

Traditional braces are still a very common sight, especially when it comes to teens or preteens. In fact, it’s getting more popular to see them in adults as well. No matter the type of braces you choose, whether it’s traditional, Invisalign, etc. you will most likely have a retainer for long term use after the

By |2019-10-16T13:24:32+00:00September 21st, 2019|

Do You Need Referrals for All Orthodontic Work?

Referrals are a common occurrence when it comes to health in general, across all types, including dental work. This is more commonly connected to an insurance need more often than it’s connected to an orthodontist need. Depending on the situation, the insurance company involved, the treatment being suggested, etc. a referral may be needed. Keep

By |2019-10-16T13:18:01+00:00September 7th, 2019|

How to Determine What Type of Braces are Best for You

Back in the day, there weren’t very many options when it came to braces. You either had a mouth full of metal or headgear, and neither of them was comfortable. However, with the advancement of technology, braces have been made more comfortable and more options have been added to the treatment list. Although there are

By |2019-08-23T13:30:39+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Can I Get Braces if I Have Dental Implants?

Dental implants and braces are both a great option for gaining that healthy, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. However, these two procedures and treatments don’t go hand in hand. Dental implants act like normal teeth, but in the end, they aren’t natural teeth and that means they can be limited in some aspects,

By |2019-08-23T12:00:51+00:00July 19th, 2019|

Are Orthodontics Medically Necessary?

Orthodontics is a branch of dental work that many people see as medically unnecessary. However, this is a misconception since there is quite a bit that goes into orthodontics that make it a very important branch of the dental field. Contrary to popular belief, orthodontics doesn’t exist just to make the appearance of your teeth

By |2019-07-15T10:17:27+00:00July 15th, 2019|