When Should Kids First Visit an Orthodontist?

Kids OrthodontistOrthodontics 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 the adult front teeth should have appeared.

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Importance of Retainers

Importance of RetainersRetainers – 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.

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Benefits of Invisalign Teen

Invisalign TeenThe 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.

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Importance of Having an Emergency Orthodontist

Emergency OrthodontistTraumas 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.

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Health Benefits of Wearing Braces

Spokane OrthodontistWhile braces are designed to straighten crooked teeth and give you an awesome smile, they also provide multiple health benefits, some of which might surprise you.

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Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Adult OrthodonticsIf 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.

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The Importance of Brushing and Flossing During Orthodontic Treatment

Brushing and Flossing With BracesBrushing and flossing during orthodontic treatment can be tricky. While it’s harder to keep your teeth and gums clean, you also have to ensure your braces don’t become home to bacteria.

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Importance For Kids Going To The Orthodontist

Kids OrthodontistYou might assume orthodontic care is only for kids as they progress into their teens but visiting an orthodontist at an earlier age can provide a host of benefits for your child.

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Accelerate Orthodontic Treatment with an AcceleDent Appliance

Accelerate Orthodontic Treatment with an AcceleDent Appliance.Improving your smile with orthodontic treatment can sometimes seem to take forever, and no one relishes the prospect of wearing braces for months and months – or even years.

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Five Myths About Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment in SpokaneIf you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment so you can enjoy a beautiful smile without the embarrassment of crooked teeth, you may have come across misleading information about what orthodontics is and exactly what it does.

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