We all have fond memories of those special teachers who made a difference in our lives. To honor and thank an outstanding educator in our communities, we asked our patients, their friends, and their families, to reflect on the educators who have made an impression on their lives and the lives of others. Not only […]
Happy day! Your braces are finally coming off! No more stabbing wires, orthodontic visits, half-smiling, saying “no” to gooey caramel apples. After two or so long years, you’re done. The last thing you probably want to hear from your orthodontist is that, in fact, you’re not finished yet. Every person who completes orthodontic treatment must […]
If you’ve never closely examined your braces, or your child’s, you may not be aware of how many separate parts they contain. Traditional braces are applied by first bonding metal attachments directly onto the teeth. Then a wire, called an arch-wire, is run through slots in the brackets; this wire applies the pressure needed to […]
Our office, along with the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends every child see an orthodontist by age seven. That doesn’t mean your child will need braces that young – but if treatment is called for, it’s important not to wait. These appointments are essential […]
With your teeth covered in metal and wires, or another style of braces, is there any point in seeing your general dentist? The answer is yes. Not only should you continue your regular checkups, but it is essential that you do. Braces may increase your susceptibility to tooth decay.