A New Smile With Tooth-Colored Brackets

A New Smile With Tooth-Colored BracketsThe traditional idea of braces may make you think of clunky metal wires and attention-getting brackets, but modern braces make for a bit more seamless smile. Tooth-colored brackets blend in with your teeth, which allows for orthodontic treatment that may make you feel less self-conscious. When your orthodontic needs are too severe for Invisalign, tooth-colored brackets are the next best thing. They can give you the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with a less obvious appearance. If you have been apprehensive about receiving orthodontic treatment because of your appearance, consider tooth-colored brackets.  (more…)

Important Reasons To Straighten Teeth

Important Reasons To Straighten TeethCrooked, misaligned teeth can make a mark on someone’s appearance. A wonky smile can make you feel insecure about showing off your grin to the world. Your confidence is important, but straighter teeth also provide several health benefits over crooked teeth. Straighter teeth are less susceptible to breakage or tooth decay. Crooked teeth can increase your chances of having sleep disorders or frequent headaches. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, which can decrease your risk of gum disease and oral health issues. Crooked teeth can cause speech impediments. No matter your age, crooked teeth should be addressed.  (more…)

Do I Qualify For Invisalign?

Do I Qualify For Invisalign? Many adults need orthodontic treatment, but are worried about the appearance of metal braces. Invisalign is a patented system of custom, clear acrylic aligners that gently reposition misaligned teeth. Invisalign aligners are removable, so they can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing/flossing of the teeth. Invisalign is a great option for people who have mild to moderate need for orthodontic treatment. Some significant or severe issues may require more traditional forms of treatment, such as braces. Though there are options for severe issues that can minimize the appearance of treatment. How do you know when Invisalign is right for you? (more…)

Learn More About Appearance-Friendly Orthodontic Work

Because braces are often associated with younger smiles, older teens and adults may fear how orthodontic work makes them look. Adults in particular can be anxious about how braces will undermine their professional appearance at work. If your hesitation to move forward with correcting crooked teeth is rooted in this issue, you should set a time to talk with your orthodontist about cosmetic orthodontics. You may be able to receive help for problems like misaligned teeth and malocclusion without a conspicuous appliance. Some patients will qualify to receive care through Invisalign. If you are not approved for this, you can still benefit from tooth-colored brackets, which can match the effectiveness of traditional braces with less impact on your appearance. (more…)

Chronic Headaches Caused By Malocclusion?

Chronic Headaches Caused By Malocclusion?Malocclusion is the improper alignment of the upper and lower ridges of teeth. It can be a contributing cause for chronic headaches. Headaches can be caused by a wide swath of reasons, such as, dehydration, stress, vision problems, just to name a few. If your chronic headache is accompanied by facial pain or pain in the teeth or jaw, it may be caused by malocclusion. A misaligned bite can be addressed with orthodontic treatment. Oftentimes, correcting a bite with braces or another type of orthodontic treatment can help treat chronic headaches.  (more…)

Reasons Straight Teeth Are Worth It

Reasons Straight Teeth Are Worth It Orthodontic treatment is mostly associated with teenagers. While it is an appropriate treatment for adolescents, it can also be beneficial for adults. Although, some adults may find themselves asking if it is worth it. If you are someone that has gone through most of their adulthood with crooked teeth, you may ask yourself if it is worth the bother to straighten them.  The benefits to your appearance and confidence may seem obvious, but there are health benefits, too. People with straighter teeth are less likely to develop gum disease and tooth decay. They are also less likely to develop jaw disorders. (more…)

Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions

Frequently Asked Orthodontic Questions Orthodontic treatment can help you feel more confident about your smile, but it can also be a daunting decision to make. Any decision that can result in a large investment of time and money can seem overwhelming. An orthodontic decision may come with anxiety over the treatment itself. The best way to combat overwhelming decision anxiety is to feel knowledgeable about all possible options. The more you know, the more you will feel equipped to confidently decide. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions made by someone considering orthodontic treatment:  (more…)

Why Choose Tooth-Colored Brackets?

why choose tooth-colored bracketsOne of the biggest reason that people steer clear of orthodontic treatment is the potential change in their appearance. While Invisalign can be an excellent option for those with mild to moderate orthodontic needs, not everyone qualifies for Invisalign treatment. For those that need more advanced orthodontic treatment, there is an option that will make less of an impact on the appearance than traditional braces. Tooth-colored brackets can be used with braces. Metal braces can take care of your serious orthodontic needs, while the tooth-colored brackets can better blend in with your natural smile.  (more…)

Staying Calm In An Orthodontic Emergency

Staying Calm In An Orthodontic EmergencyWhen an emergency arises involving yourself or your loved one, it can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. The best thing to do during an emergency is to stay calm, cool, and collected. The best way to feel calm is to feel prepared and knowledgeable. An orthodontic emergency is any situation where there is pain and/or any damage to braces or appliances. The first step in an orthodontic emergency is to call your orthodontist’s office. They may be able to provide advice over the phone or get you in for an emergency appointment. There are some steps that you can take on your own during an orthodontic emergency.  (more…)

Precision Treatment With iTero

Precision Treatment With iTeroFor many years in orthodontic and dental treatment, a mold of the mouth would be made with a physical impression. The patient would have to bite down on a tacky substance to leave an impression of the teeth’s bite into the shape. This process would often be uncomfortable for the patient. It would also be very messy and only mildly accurate. With iTero technology, a special wand with lasers is used to scan the mouth in place of the gooey mold. The lasers communicate with a computer to give a precise map of the mouth including exact measurements. The bite, alignment, size, and shape are all captured to be used for whatever treatment is needed. (more…)