While 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.
Hi 5 Orthodontics would like to share with you a few fun facts offered by the American Association of Orthodontists ( AAO ) we think will be of interest. • The first mechanical treatment for correcting malaligned teeth was suggested by Gaius Plinius Secundus (A.D 23-79). • Famous orthodontic patients include: Tom Cruise, Kathryn Heigle, […]
Busy lifestyles and a multitude of distractions make it very difficult for kids and families today to eat a meal together. Most of us at Hi 5 Orthodontics often find ourselves eating on the run between busy work schedules, dance lessons, sports practices and games, school activities, karate lessons … the list is endless. Not […]
Some parents at our orthodontic practice ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Aaron Williams feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best […]
Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Hi 5 Orthodontics we sometimes […]
Mouth Guards are worth their weight in gold. If you think about it, the use of mouth-guards and the reasons for using them isn’t that far removed from orthodontic technology and the principals at Hi 5 Orthodontics we employ to create a beautiful and healthy smile for our patients!
At Hi 5 Orthodontics some parents ask us… “Why are so many kids and adults wearing braces today?” Orthodontic Studies report 70 percent of the US population could benefit from having their teeth and jaws realigned with orthodontic treatment. Ancient ancestors had perfect teeth and bites, as evidenced by fossil records. Then, about 10,000 years […]
Have you ever wondered just how long braces have been around and how they have come to be the way they are today? As far back as 500 B.C., Greek scholars such as Hippocrates and Aristotle have thought about ways to straighten teeth, but no progress was made in the field until the early 1900’s. […]
Everyone who visits Hi 5 Orthodontics wants to have a perfect smile. However not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth. Many subtle problems go unnoticed when checking out someone’s smile. Crooked teeth are more obvious, but how your teeth fit together is just as important when creating a great smile […]
At Hi 5 Orthodontics, we don’t have to tell you that keeping your teeth clean during treatment is very important. Braces have a habit of collecting additional food while eating that can cause a multitude of problems if not cared for correctly. So you don’t offend others with unsightly food caught on your braces, or […]