Maybe you’ve heard that your smile is the first thing people notice. So, nobody can blame you for thinking the main benefit of straight teeth is how they benefit someone’s appearance. The truth is straight teeth have advantages that go beyond skin-deep. They can actually improve your health. Keep reading to learn from an orthodontist how valuable properly aligned teeth really are.(more…)
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What Are the Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth?
January 4, 2023
5 Myths About Braces—Busted!
December 2, 2022
For some reason, braces are subject to some of the most prominent myths in all of dentistry. Part of it may have to do with how far metal braces have come in the last 50 years or so, meaning that many people’s ideas are outdated.
Whatever the case, these myths can make potential orthodontic patients unnecessarily nervous about getting metal braces. To help ease your concerns, here’s why some of the most common orthodontic myths aren’t quite what they seem.(more…)
The 3 Best Ways to Care for Your Retainer
October 16, 2022
Getting your retainer is the “second phase” of your orthodontic treatment, and it’s just as important as the first. You put a lot of time and effort into making your teeth straight, so now that the hard part is over, you just have to keep them that way. That means taking good care of your retainer. Here’s how to make sure that you get the most out of your oral appliance.(more…)
Can Invisalign Help Fix Overbite and Other Bite Issues?
September 28, 2022
You’ve struggled with your overbite for years, and you’re ready to finally have it corrected. However, you’d rather not have to wear braces to work or school if you can help it. While researching orthodontic treatments, you learn about Invisalign, which uses clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Could Invisalign be a potential solution for overbite and other bite problems? Here are the facts.(more…)
5 Reasons to Have an Overbite Fixed
September 15, 2022
If your upper front teeth cover your lower front teeth whenever you close your mouth, you have what’s known as an overbite. Naturally, many people with overbites are unhappy with how it affects their appearance and want to have it fixed for that reason alone. However, there are more important reasons to correct a misaligned bite than just cosmetics. The following post covers 5 important reasons why you should have an overbite treated by an orthodontist as soon as possible.(more…)
Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Is Right for Me?
August 4, 2022
If you have crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or gaps in your smile, you’re probably weighing all of your options for enhancing the look and feel of your pearly whites. When it comes to orthodontics, most patients consider one of two different treatment options: traditional metal braces or Invisalign clear aligners. But you might have questions about both of these options and aren’t sure which is best for your smile. Here are some of the advantages to each one so you’ll have no problem deciding which to opt for.(more…)
4 Helpful Tips for Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies
August 3, 2022
Emergencies have a knack for occurring unexpectedly—as well as when it’s least convenient! And orthodontic emergencies are no exception. Whether it’s a broken wire or bracket, lost retainer, or some other type of problem, these situations can quickly become stressful and panic inducing. So why not try to avoid them in the first place? Fortunately, there are several preventive measures you can take to safeguard yourself from orthodontic emergencies! Here are four tips to help you out.(more…)
3 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Retainer
July 19, 2022
Most people desire straighter teeth because of the enhanced beauty that it brings to their smile. But did you know that crooked teeth can also result in tooth decay, gingivitis, and an increase in cavities? Fortunately, there are a wide variety of available orthodontic treatments to combat crooked teeth, and in turn, the associated health issues—and wearing your retainer following these treatments is crucial! Here’s more about why this device is so important and some signs that it might be time to replace yours.(more…)
Can You Get Invisalign on Just Your Top Teeth?
July 3, 2022
Invisalign is one of the hottest orthodontic treatments available—these aligners have helped millions of patients achieve straighter, more beautiful smiles! If you have crooked teeth, you might be curious about receiving Invisalign—but what if your top teeth are the only ones that need correction? Keep reading to learn more about how in some situations, Invisalign can be a viable option for straightening only the top half of your smile.(more…)
Why Your Child May Benefit from Phase 1 Orthodontics
June 10, 2022
Braces are a rite of passage for many children, as younger smiles often need a little help and guidance to achieve optimal health and beauty later in life. That said, how do you know when your child is old enough to begin the process? Phase 1 orthodontic solutions are designed to preemptively address bite and alignment issues before they have the chance to become severe, and depending on your child’s individual oral needs, they might be ready to get started. Here’s what you need to know.(more…)