Accelerated orthodontics refers to treatments that speed up the lengthy process of straightening teeth. Adults and children alike are often concerned about how long they will have to wear braces. On average, it takes 18 months to two years to complete orthodontic treatment. In complex cases, it may take up to three years. One form […]
One of the main benefits of ceramic braces is that they take the middle ground between metal braces and plastic aligners – and offer the best of both worlds. Like plastic aligners, ceramic braces are made from clear materials, which makes them far less conspicuous than their metal counterparts. This is why ceramic braces are […]
Traditional fixed braces to reposition crooked teeth are today less noticeable, more comfortable and sturdier than ever. Nevertheless, to achieve the best outcome from your orthodontic treatment, there are certain things you need to remember when wearing braces.
One of the main benefits of digital impressions in orthodontic treatment is their accuracy. State-of-the-art scanning technology behind digital impressions enables your dentist to get a high-precision image, using optical scanning devices.
People get braces for many different reasons – some obvious, others not so much. For instance, feeling self-conscious about showing crooked teeth when you smile is a common sign you need braces. However, you may not realize that if your jaw is making strange sounds, the cause could well be an orthodontic problem.
Orthodontics can play a key role in children’s health and appearance. The American Association of Orthodontics1 (AAO) advises parents that kids should first visit an orthodontist for an examination by the time they’re seven. This recommendation is based on the fact that at about this age, the first set of permanent molars and some of […]
Retainers – metal-and-acrylic, plastic or stainless-steel oral appliances – are worn for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is to ensure teeth stay in their new position after orthodontic treatment. Wearing retainers as instructed by your orthodontist is crucial to get the full benefit of braces treatment.
The Invisalign Teen system of straightening crooked teeth holds many advantages over other orthodontic treatments such as conventional braces. One of the key benefits of Invisalign Teen is that these teeth aligners are virtually invisible.
Traumas when wearing braces are rare but it’s important to have an emergency orthodontist on hand should any major issue arise during your treatment. The importance of having an emergency orthodontist is twofold.