How Do You Floss With Braces?

2022-04-11T20:41:14+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

Despite being remarkably effective at treating all forms of structural issues in the mouth like overbites, misalignments, overcrowding, and jaw disorders, braces can make it hard to brush and clean your teeth. As you probably know, lack of proper hygiene can increase your chances of developing long-term problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.  Fortunately, it is still possible to keep your teeth clean, and thus healthy, even while on dental braces although it takes some time and effort to get it right. Why And How Often You Should Floss When Wearing Braces Braces are held together by rigid frames called brackets that not only trap food particles but [...]

Does My Child Really Need Braces?

2021-05-18T02:20:16+00:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Braces are the most popular and effective way of aligning and straightening crooked teeth in kids. But they're also quite costly and somewhat uncomfortable. So, when the dentist recommends braces for your child, it is understandable that you may be reluctant to get them. If you're unsure of whether or not to acquire braces for your kid, look out for the following signs: Chewing Difficulties  If your child finds it difficult to chew their food, they may indeed be in need of braces as crooked or misaligned teeth tend to cause this problem. You, however, need to schedule a meeting with a kid's orthodontist to make sure the problem isn't [...]

Common Problems with Metal Braces

2021-04-15T20:33:59+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than four million Americans wear braces. People have been wearing the metal dental braces we know today for over a century ago. They still remain popular even with the current alternatives, which include Invisalign. People who wear braces may experience discomfort in their mouth including when the braces break or become loose. However, most of the problems have home remedies for relief while others might need the attention of your family dentist.  Below, we look at common problems people with metal dental braces face and how best to fix them. Soreness After getting metal braces, you may experience soreness for a few [...]

Reasons Why Your Kid’s Permanent Teeth Aren’t Coming In

2021-03-23T02:07:50+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Dental, Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , |

Parents love it when their children grow healthily. One of the phases that signal a child’s growth is the loss of baby tooth.  After the tooth loss, comes the wait for shiny new permanent teeth. Most often than not, the tooth usually pops within the expected timeline.  Nonetheless, there are cases where the tooth takes too long to come out. In such cases, parents are left wondering why their child's permanent teeth aren't coming out.  Well, you shouldn't fuss too much about your child's permanent teeth not showing up. This situation is perfectly normal and can be a result of several factors. Here is a look at some of them: [...]

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Braces Pain

2020-12-12T08:22:34+00:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Orthodontics, Tips|Tags: , , |

If your child has visibly crooked teeth or they are frequently biting their tongue due to misaligned teeth, then it’s high time you considered getting them dental braces from your local orthodontist. These dental devices can help restore your child’s beautiful smile by aligning and straightening crooked teeth back to their rightful position. They are designed to fix bad bites and improve overall dental health. Nevertheless, wearing braces is not the most comfortable experience. Your orthodontist may have to adjust, tighten, bend, or even replace the metal wires to ensure that the teeth are aligning toward the correct target positions.  With added pressure on the gums and teeth, your child [...]

Can Kids Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

2020-05-07T22:19:24+00:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , |

Braces among children have become so common that they've turned into some form of right of passage. And while some parents may choose to get their kids braced for cosmetic reasons, most of the time it is necessitated by a dental problem. Orthodontists - specialists in teeth alignment procedures - recommend braces as a way of treating misaligned teeth. To that end, we can say that braces are very effective in the long term. Nonetheless, not all children can comfortably wear braces for the recommended amount of time, since their bodies may be resistant to foreign objects. These kids may experience slight pain and discomfort, and varying levels of stress [...]

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Permanent Teeth

2019-11-10T00:11:06+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Dental, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Missing front teeth in kids is somewhat cute, more so if you're a parent. The two front teeth coming off is a huge milestone among kids, as it signifies the end of the milk teeth stage. After that comes one more round of teething before the child gets a mouthful of permanent teeth that will now (hopefully) last for a lifetime. If you're a first-time parent, or not well versed in matters permanent teeth, this blog post is here to help you out.   Various Types of Teeth  Basically, children start getting primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth, from the age of 6 months. By the age of 2 [...]

The Medical Benefits of Braces

2020-05-07T23:39:05+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Orthodontics|Tags: , , , , , |

When most people think of braces, the first thing that comes to mind is the important role they play in correcting crooked teeth. While braces are mainly used to fix misaligned teeth, there are many more medical benefits that one can enjoy by getting braces.  How do I know if I Need Braces? Dentists usually recommend braces for a wide variety of reasons. You may need to get braces if : Your teeth look crowded and misaligned You jaw makes noises or shifts in some places You experience discomfort when chewing due to crooked teeth You are constantly biting the side of your mouth due to misaligned teeth You experience [...]

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 [...]