Crowded Teeth: Why It Happens & What to Do About It

Teeth crowding is the most common problem associated with the need for orthodontic treatment. Many factors contribute to dental crowding but the most common reason for crowding is a discrepancy between the space available in each jaw and the size of the teeth. Crowding can lead to impacted teeth, a “bad bite”, and an unaesthetic … Continue reading “Crowded Teeth: Why It Happens & What to Do About It”

Early Orthodontic Care Is Extremely Important – Here’s Why

While you might be on the fence regarding orthodontic care or you maybe see it as mostly cosmetic, the truth is early orthodontic treatments can help prevent costly issues in the future. Everyone is different, but we tend to see the benefits of early orthodontic treatment in many of our patients. Here’s just a few … Continue reading “Early Orthodontic Care Is Extremely Important – Here’s Why”

8 Signs You Should See an Orthodontist

In some cases, orthodontic care is cosmetic, but the majority that seek orthodontic care will benefit from improved dental health that may prevent issues in the future. While some symptoms are more obvious than others, here’s a list of the most common reasons you should seek orthodontic care from a certified orthodontist in your area. … Continue reading “8 Signs You Should See an Orthodontist”

Here’s How Your Smile Can Change As You Get Older

As you get older, your mouth will evolve. Not only will your teeth wear down from chewing every day, but they will actually continue to move in your adult life. In some cases, teeth may move quite a bit as you age and in others the movement and shifting of teeth may be more subtle. … Continue reading “Here’s How Your Smile Can Change As You Get Older”

Can Orthodontic Treatment Really Help With Sleep Apnea?

Do you tend to snore? Does someone say you stop breathing at night? You might be dealing with sleep apnea. If left untreated, you could experience long-term side effects, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, type 2 diabetes and liver problems. The good news is your doctor and orthodontist may be able to help. … Continue reading “Can Orthodontic Treatment Really Help With Sleep Apnea?”

Why Orthodontic Treatment Matters & When Your Child Should Get Started

Some of the most common questions we get from parents regarding orthodontic treatment is, “Why is it important?” and, “When should my child get started?” We’ll attempt to answer both of these questions here, although each individual case is different and requires a consultation in order to offer the best treatment plan possible. Why Orthodontic … Continue reading “Why Orthodontic Treatment Matters & When Your Child Should Get Started”

Retainers 101: What You Need to Know

Most commonly recommended after braces, retainers help to keep teeth from shifting after treatment. Because everyone’s teeth are different, your orthodontist will go over which retainer will work best for you and how often it should be worn. Recommendations on Wearing Retainers Your teeth have the highest tendency to move within the first few months … Continue reading “Retainers 101: What You Need to Know”

5 Common Orthodontic Treatment Questions We Get From Patients

The length and duration of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your specific situation. Understandably so, many patients have questions before they get their braces put on. We’ve pulled together five of the most common, to not only set you up for success, but to alleviate any anxiety as it relates to braces. How … Continue reading “5 Common Orthodontic Treatment Questions We Get From Patients”

What Is Accelerated Orthodontics & Is It Safe?

Many have heard of the various orthodontic treatments and types of braces available, but have you heard about accelerated orthodontics? “AAO” (advanced accelerated orthodontics), “PAOO” (periodontally assisted osteogenic orthodontics), also known as SFOT (surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment) or “Wilckodontics,” is a method used to not only decrease treatment time, but also a means to potentially … Continue reading “What Is Accelerated Orthodontics & Is It Safe?”

Did You Know 1 in 4 Orthodontic Patients is an Adult?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), roughly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. After all, misaligned teeth aren’t just a problem for children. Adults that neglect this aspect of their dental health may experience various other issues like tooth decay, gum disease and chewing issues. The point is adults often require … Continue reading “Did You Know 1 in 4 Orthodontic Patients is an Adult?”