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Teeth Grinding: How it Happens, Risk Factors, and How to Stop

What causes teeth grinding? How do I stop grinding my teeth? Teeth grinding is medically known as bruxism. Many people tend to clench their teeth here and there.  It becomes a serious problem when it evolves into a habit. This habit done regularly can cause some serious damage and even future complications in the mouth. … Continue reading “Teeth Grinding: How it Happens, Risk Factors, and How to Stop”

7 Fun Facts About Braces – Just For Fun!

What are some fun facts about braces? Braces are a pretty simple process. First, you get them put on by an orthodontist, wear them, and take them off. You may even wear your retainer after that. Many people have had braces, so you probably know someone who has them or who wears their retainer now. … Continue reading “7 Fun Facts About Braces – Just For Fun!”

5 Benefits of Early Orthodontic Care – Start Early!

What are the benefits of early orthodontic care? Early treatment is a great way to spot any problems within your child’s mouth and treat them before they turn into lifelong problems. It is also the answer to solving a lot of childhood problems, some things that can be cured with early orthodontic treatment might surprise … Continue reading “5 Benefits of Early Orthodontic Care – Start Early!”

Top 4 Things to Expect When Getting Your Braces Off

What should I expect when getting my braces off? Metal braces are one type of appliance that orthodontists use to straighten or correct the positioning of teeth that are misaligned. They can also close gaps between your teeth. People of all ages, including adults, can get braces. An alternative to metal is plastic invisible braces. … Continue reading “Top 4 Things to Expect When Getting Your Braces Off”

Orthodontic Spacers – Uses, Types, and How They Are Inserted

Orthodontic Spacers… the uses, types, and how they are inserted. Spacers are rubber bands or metal pieces used in orthodontic treatment in some cases. These accessories are inserted between molars at the following visit to your first. This is done before molar bands are applied. They stay between the teeth for one to two weeks. … Continue reading “Orthodontic Spacers – Uses, Types, and How They Are Inserted”

Palatal Expanders – Uses, Types, and What to Expect

Palate expanders… the uses, types, what to expect and more. Palate expanders fix and prevent common dental conditions. They are simple oral devices. They are often called palatal expanders, jaw expanders, and/or orthodontic expanders. These expanders make a proper amount of space in a child’s mouth. It works by slowly widening the upper jaw over … Continue reading “Palatal Expanders – Uses, Types, and What to Expect”

What Color Braces Make Your Teeth Look Whiter and What Colors to Avoid

What color braces make your teeth look whiter? What colors should you avoid? The color of your braces is important and you probably would like to make your teeth look whiter in the process. Your treatment could last many months and even years. That being said, you want to be happy with the color bands … Continue reading “What Color Braces Make Your Teeth Look Whiter and What Colors to Avoid”

Your Experience At Our Orthodontic Office in Commerce Township, MI

At Outstanding Orthodontics we strive to offer the most comfortable, friendly and effective orthodontic experience in Michigan. Our office in Commerce Township, MI was built to provide all the amenities you need to leave your visit with a smile. From our custom built treatment plans to our staff and technology, here’s what you can expect … Continue reading “Your Experience At Our Orthodontic Office in Commerce Township, MI”

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces? The Pros and Cons of Each

Is invisalign better than braces? What are the pros and cons of each? When it comes to straightening your teeth, the top two options that come to mind are likely Invisalign and braces. But, which one should you choose? There are main differences that set these two options apart. No matter the option you choose, … Continue reading “Is Invisalign Better Than Braces? The Pros and Cons of Each”

Things You Can Eat With Braces… and What You Shouldn’t

The things you can eat with braces and things you shouldn’t eat with braces. It’s no secret that braces have a tendency to cause irritation and/or pain around your teeth and gums. That being said, finding things to eat with braces can feel like quite the challenge. Some foods you would normally have may not … Continue reading “Things You Can Eat With Braces… and What You Shouldn’t”