The Difference Between Braces & Invisalign

When thinking of orthodontic treatment, many used to strictly think of traditional braces. However, now there’s another popular option on the market: clear aligners, best known by the brand name Invisalign. One treatment option isn’t necessarily better than another, but one may be recommended over another depending on a patient’s lifestyle and treatment goals. Let’s … Continue reading “The Difference Between Braces & Invisalign”

Crowded Teeth: How It Happens & What To Do About It

Crowded teeth also known as malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment of teeth that can have a major impact on your overall health. When teeth are misaligned, you can experience excessive wear on the teeth and gums, cracked teeth, jaw strain, headaches, and other issues. The point here is crooked teeth are not simply … Continue reading “Crowded Teeth: How It Happens & What To Do About It”

How to Care for Invisalign

How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

One of the benefits of Invisalign is in its name – invisible. However, in order to keep your aligners looking fresh and discreet, you will need to take the proper care of them. Otherwise, your aligners can discolor, become full of plaque and, worst of all, can even start to smell. How to Care for … Continue reading “How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners”

8 Foods to Avoid with Braces

8 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

Braces technology has come a long way over the years. Today’s braces are extremely sturdy, but it is important to follow the proper precautions to prevent any damage. Food can be a real threat to your brace’s hardware. Though maintaining a well-balanced diet is essential to your overall health, teeth included, finding ways and things … Continue reading “8 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces”

6 ways your smile affects your overall health

6 Ways Your Smile Affects Your Overall Heath

  Your smile affects a whole lot more than you may know. Outside of expressing emotions, eating, and talking, there are a number of important ways your mouth affects your overall health!  From helping our memory stay in tip-top shape to reducing general inflammation, the way we treat our teeth keeps the rest of us … Continue reading “6 Ways Your Smile Affects Your Overall Heath”

Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics Offers Free Orthodontic Treatment to Outstanding Teacher

Practice Holds Essay Contest, Offers Free Treatment to Winning Educator Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics announces the start of their Outstanding Teacher of the Year essay contest, a first for the practice, to coincide with National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 8th. The winning teacher will receive free comprehensive orthodontic treatment for themselves or an individual of … Continue reading “Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics Offers Free Orthodontic Treatment to Outstanding Teacher”

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Orthodontics for Adults: A Popular Choice

Have you ever thought to yourself “I’m too old for braces” or thought that orthodontic treatment can be done only on children? If you have, we have great news for you: It’s never too late to straighten your teeth! Adult braces and other orthodontic treatments are becoming more and more popular, with adults making up … Continue reading “Orthodontics for Adults: A Popular Choice”

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Brushing & Braces: Building Good Oral Hygiene Habits

We’ve all heard the joke: “You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.” Dental humor aside, it points out the importance of good oral hygiene. You may even have it framed in a bathroom for your entire household to see or seen it posted at your dentist’s office. That’s … Continue reading “Brushing & Braces: Building Good Oral Hygiene Habits”

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Invisalign for All Ages

Braces just aren’t what they used to be—and that can be a really great thing! At Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics, we’re really excited about introducing patients to Invisalign aligners. They are incredibly versatile and complement even the most active lifestyles. They are clear, removable, and can do amazing things. Even more than that, their benefits … Continue reading “Invisalign for All Ages”

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What is Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Once your child has completed his or her orthodontic evaluation with us, you may hear us refer to something called Developmental Orthodontics. If you are new to this term, it can seem a bit daunting. Thankfully, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds; it’s actually pretty straightforward. Developmental Orthodontics is just an orthodontic process that … Continue reading “What is Two Phase Orthodontic Treatment?”