Archive for the ‘ Braces ’ Category
Age has no boundaries when it comes to orthodontics and you shouldn’t let that hold you back from braces! Tom Cruise was 40 years old in 2002 when he decided to opt into clear brackets to fix his teeth.
What are self-ligating braces? Well, this relatively new orthodontic treatment doesn’t use elastic or metal ligatures to attach an arch wire to brackets.
Ten years ago, it was rare to see braces on the teeth of an adult. Options for straightening teeth simply did not exist widely for the adult population. It wasn’t that adults couldn’t have braces, it was just that they didn’t want to be seen in public with them. After all, it’s one thing to […]
You have probably heard that when you have braces, you have to change some of your eating habits. There are two reasons for this: First, to avoid unnecessary pain, and second, to protect the brackets and wires from breakage.
Have you noticed that some 7 and 8 year olds are sporting braces these days? We’re not surprised, however this is not simply a trend. As a matter of fact, some children benefit greatly from early orthodontic intervention, reducing painful and costly complications down the road. And you will be happy to know that we, […]
When most of us think of invisible braces such as Invisalign®, we naturally assume that their sole purpose is to enhance the aesthetic value of one’s smile.
Nothing compares to the look a child gives us when he or she is told they need braces. The fact of the matter is that many kids and young adults do eventually need some sort of treatment to fix gaps and cracks in their smile. But unfortunately, the combination of metal wires and crooked teeth […]
Braces are a far cry from the teeth-alignment practices of hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Now, more than half of American teenagers wear braces, but back in the day some pretty strange gadgets were used in orthodontic care. Take a look at these braces of the past!
Flossing may seem impossible when you have braces – all those wires getting in the way! It normally takes people with braces three times longer to floss, but we have some pointers to help speed things up. Our team loves to suggest techniques that take the hassle out of having braces! Keep reading for a […]