How Braces Work
The principles of how braces work to correct teeth alignment with pressure are centuries old. Braces are the most efficient and exact way of moving teeth. The jawbone is a solid structure surrounding your teeth, but it can change shape in response to prolonged pressure. Braces put pressure on one side of a […]
Braces are Cool: Are you ready to make a fashion statement with your braces?
The ‘mouth full of bright metal’, usually called ‘metal mouth’ or ‘tin smile’, is really a thing of the past with today’s new braces. Braces have turned into a fashion statement, and you’ll be able to select which kind of braces will fit your individual […]
Oral Hygiene with Braces: Do’s and Don’ts
The mouth is the gateway to the body… good health begins with good teeth. Tooth decay, infection and/or gum disease can lead to a variety of ailments and just generally ‘feeling bad.’ Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’ts for keeping your oral hygiene the best it can be:
Oral Hygiene Do’s
Early Warning Signs of Orthodontic Problems
Some early warning signs of orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if treated sooner rather than later. Waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in, or until facial growth is nearly complete, may make correction of some orthodontic problems more difficult. But…children and adults can both benefit from […]
TOP 10 WAYS TO SAVE FACE
Wear an orthodontic mouth guard for any contact sport (soccer, yes; chess, probably not). Mouth guards can help prevent jaw, mouth and teeth injuries and are less costly than recovering from the
Wear a helmet and it will protect your head by absorbing the energy of an impact. You don’t have […]
Facts About Kids and Sports Safety
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is providing tips and information on how to best protect athlete’s smiles during recreational and organized sports.
Injuries can happen at any age or skill level – More than half of the seven million sports and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth between […]