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|

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 Children Get Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment has been quickly becoming one of the most used form of braces and for good reason! They offer a much nicer look and feel compared to traditional braces and not to mention, they’re much more convenient. However, Invisalign does offer a couple more limitations than traditional braces. One of these being age, or

By |2019-06-04T12:32:17+00:00May 31st, 2019|

How to Make Braces More Affordable?

The prospect of getting braces can be terrifying. Not because of the procedures, but because of the anticipated cost. Believe it or not, braces can be affordable. There are several different ways to prepare for the cost or even lower it. Savings Plans One of the best ways to make braces affordable is to participate

By |2018-11-27T13:40:46+00:00November 21st, 2018|

When is a Good Time for a Child to get Braces?

Braces play a very important role as far as helping teeth grow in the right direction. If teeth grow at odd angles, it can be quite painful and extremely difficult to speak and chew. Not to mention one’s confidence isn’t at its highest with un-straightened teeth. Braces slowly straighten out the teeth and move them

By |2018-08-21T13:18:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|