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?”

The 4 Most Common Types of Braces Explained

When we think of braces, we often think of the traditional metal brackets on the front of the teeth. While still extremely common and effective, additional options are available. Let’s take a look at each of the four most common types of braces along with their advantages and disadvantages. Conventional Metal Braces Held on to … Continue reading “The 4 Most Common Types of Braces Explained”

Common Types of Teeth Misalignment & Bite Problems

Whether your teeth are too big for your mouth, or your upper and lower jaw aren’t the same size, there are many reasons why teeth and bites end up misaligned. A lot of the time, crooked teeth and misaligned bites are inherited, but it could also be caused by an early loss of baby or … Continue reading “Common Types of Teeth Misalignment & Bite Problems”

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 Health

  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 Health”

Adult Patient smiling while meeting with a doctor

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”