I did not have braces as a child, but waited until I was an adult to have orthodontic care. My teeth didn’t seem “horrible”, but I definitely had some areas that bothered me and that I wanted to improve. I chose clear brackets on my top arch, which were less visible than the traditional metal […]
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Loosing teeth is a “BIG” event for any child around the world…it lets them know that they are becoming a big boy or girl. In the United States we have the tooth fairy, but there are many other beliefs and traditions around the world. In Japan and Korea, it is believed that tossing your bottom […]
The length of treatment is determined by the severity of each specific case. If there are bite issues, it is sometimes easier and quicker for traditional braces to correct. Although Invisalign has come a long way with what they can do, braces are still the standard in orthodontic treatment. If the case is a simple […]
During orthodontic treatment, it is normal to experience some rubbing or irritation from the braces, wires, or appliances. The arch wires move as the teeth move, so you may be fine one day, and have something poking the next. If an arch wire is causing irritation to your cheeks or lips, try to push it […]
Although most of the time a “simple fix” sounds too good to be true, what I’m about to tell you may be one suggestion that actually works. According to studies recently done at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, simply smiling will help one appear younger in other peoples’ eyes. Participants in this study were shown […]
What’s the best thing about glow-in-the-dark braces?
They’ll make your smile light up a room.