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?”

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How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports

Fall is coming to a close and winter sports are starting! Here at Berkman + Shapiro Orthodontics, we get plenty of concerned patients wondering if a mouthful of braces is going to keep them on the sidelines the whole year. Some patients might even question the timing of getting braces for fear that they won’t … Continue reading “How to Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports”

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The Importance of Retainers After Braces

The day you get your braces off is a huge day! You can finally eat all those foods that you haven’t been able to for months – maybe even years! However, don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you forget that your orthodontic treatment isn’t quite over. People used to think that when … Continue reading “The Importance of Retainers After Braces”

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

  Commercials, magazines, billboards, and blockbusters – everywhere you turn there’s a perfectly straight, perfectly bright white smile. It can sometimes feel intimidating and isolating if your own teeth fall short of spectacular. However, take a closer look at the people surrounding you in your everyday life. Notice anything? Not many of them are likely … Continue reading “What Causes Crooked Teeth?”

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Wisdom Teeth and Braces

Here at Berkman & Shapiro Orthodontics, there’s a long list of common concerns we hear from our patients in braces. Things like – how long will I have to wear them? Will they hurt? Are there foods I won’t be able to eat? Will my wisdom teeth coming in affect my straight smile? Hold on. … Continue reading “Wisdom Teeth and Braces”