Much to our surprise according to the American Hygienist Association, Teens have ore challenges with dental health then younger children. You would find it easier to believe younger children would face more challenges with keeping their teeth healthy. After all younger children are known to devour sour patch kids and any other sweets they can get their hands on. However this is simply not true.
Not as common as a Palatal Expander, but still very effective, we have the Mara appliance. The Mara is known to correct over jets (over bites, as we like to call them). Mara’s fall into the fixed appliance category, as you are not able to remove it on your own.
One of the most common issues of getting braces is possibly having teeth removed. We all are born with primary teeth also known as baby teeth, which eventually fall out making room for adult teeth. But what happens if we don't lose one of our primary teeth?
Having your wisdom teeth remove seems like something most teenagers do around the age of 17, but is it necessary?
Crooked teeth affect millions of people all over the world and affects teenagers and adults alike. But why do teeth become crooked and is there anything you can do to prevent worsening?
Growing up with crooked teeth was something a lot of us had to experience but, does your child have to as well? Not only does having crooked teeth affect your self esteem, but it can lead to further dental health issues, like cavities and gum disease, as well as difficulties when speaking.Those of us who grew up suffering with crooked teeth obviously don’t want our children to have to go through the same thing. We’ve put together a short list of 5 ways you can help your children develop healthy, strong, and straight teeth.
Let’s face it: Most of us would love to have straight teeth. A beautiful smile is something many of us dream of and those with crooked or overcrowded teeth may oftentimes feel self-conscious when having their photo taken, meeting strangers, or even conversing with coworkers or friends.
If you are just about to start Phase 1 of treatment, your orthodontist may have mentioned a rapid palatal expander. At your visit, we will take an impression of your mouth and create a mold to send to a laboratory. Since we customize the expander to you, we guarantee a proper fit. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable wearing it.
Since there are so many variables that come into play, it is important that your gummy smile be diagnosed by a specialist (an orthodontist) before any fix is prescribed. If you show too much gum tissue because your upper lip is too short or overly active, the treatment should address your lips and not the teeth or jaws. If, however, the problem lies with your teeth or jaws, you should correct those and not try to fix the problem by changing the lip or gum position. Orthodontic specialists are experts in evaluating the lips, teeth and jaws, gums, and how they all work together to create an attractive smile...
Thanksgiving is almost here and we are truly thankful for you, our patients. This Thanksgiving, we hope you feel thankful for your braces. Wearing braces has so many long-term benefits for you. Here's a reminder of some of them: