Importance of Wearing Retainers

2019-07-19T00:47:05+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Nothing is more exciting than having your orthodontic braces removed after weeks of discomfort and uneasiness. Finally, your teeth are free, and you can now wear a broad smile without feeling awkward. Nevertheless, you must follow up the braces with a set of retainers to prevent any orthodontic relapses. This might be the last thing you want to hear, but wearing retainers is more of a necessity rather than a luxury. So What Are Retainers? As the name implies, retainers are special devices that keep your teeth in place after undergoing orthodontic treatment. Apparently, they prevent your once crooked teeth from reverting to their original state (before wearing braces). It [...]

Are Braces Worth the Cost?

2019-04-12T23:34:25+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to braces, are they worth it? If you're wondering whether you or your child might benefit from getting braces, the answer is absolutely. While it's easy to see braces as a pursuit of the aesthetic, the truth is that they benefit individuals more in the health arena, and having a nice smile is a great bonus. You may be wondering about the cost of braces as well. This is natural to consider. It's worth the cost because the benefits to health, confidence, smile and alignment are priceless. Some see braces as cosmetic, but they're more practical than anything else. Braces provide health benefits for kids and for [...]

What Parents Should Know About Invisalign for Teens

2019-02-26T03:42:56+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Orthodontics are usually a 'rite of passage' for teens having issues with misaligned teeth or their jaws that want to have them corrected. Problems with orthodontics can affect the ability of the average person to be able to eat food, to speak normally. It also increases the potential risk of sustaining dental injuries, in addition to even altering appearance. Traditionally, orthodontic treatment would mean that you get metal braces fixed to your teeth by a qualified orthodontist to straighten them out, with a retainer that is used after to maintain the effect. Some teens don't particularly love the idea of getting braces and may not want the traditional metal type. [...]

The Importance of Orthodontics for Children

2019-01-17T08:26:35+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

Braces are important for straightening teeth and can give children, teens, and adults a straight and beautiful smile. While that is important, there are also many other reasons why orthodontics can be helpful, especially for children. Braces can be good for oral health and are important when it comes to aligning the teeth and jaw and preventing other problems (tooth decay, problems chewing) that could prove tougher to deal with later and could cause long term issues. Signs That A Child Requires Orthodontic Treatment While some children may benefit from braces, others may find that they don't need them. Regularly going to the dentist will help determine if orthodontic treatment [...]

You’re Never Too Old to Fix Your Smile

2018-06-10T03:03:52+00:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Do you wish you could improve your smile? Many adults think now that they are grown, they have missed the ideal window of time to get their smile fixed, but that's not true! You can actually take measures to fix your smile no matter what age you are. You may be thinking that you don't really want the look of metal braces or you're simply too old to be sporting those brackets. Don't worry, there are many types of braces and alignment options out there. Your dentist may have advised you that braces might be your best bet for straightening your teeth, and whether metal or invisible, if they've told [...]