Without good oral hygiene a yellowish tint will start to develop on our teeth, known as bio-film. A bio-film is any group of micro-organisms in which cells stick together like a unit; this behavior causes a build-up of harmful bacteria. Their unrestrained growth can lead to cavities and gum infection. With orthodontic braces, it becomes more tedious to perform oral cleanliness but definitely not impossible! It will take a little extra effort and time on your part to keep your teeth clean.
Did you know that retainers, when worn in the correct manner, could help any speech impediment you may have? Therefore, you must make it a habit of wearing the retainers correctly such that you do not lose them. If your kids are concerned, then you need to be extra cautious while handling their respective retainers. Your child must understand its importance and thus, encourage them to wear the retainers at all times.
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.