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.
If you think braces are just for kids, think again. Adults are increasingly seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile and boost self-confidence while improving their oral health. Figures from the Academy of General Dentistry reveal that a million people aged over 18 in the U.S. and Canada wear braces.