Posts Categorized: Patient Education

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

The reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment go beyond updating your appearance. Straightening your teeth can lead to a reduced risk for problems like gum disease and tooth decay. You may be concerned that you missed your window by not having your teeth straightened as a child or teen. However, what you should know is that in most… Read more »

Adjusting To Life With Braces

If you have never had braces, or if you had braces as a child, and need to correct shifting of teeth that occurred after your adjustment, you may be unsure of what to expect when you receive them. If this is the first time you have been to the orthodontist, you will obviously have less… Read more »

Test Your Knowledge Of Orthodontics

Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, your idea of how teeth are straightened may not match up to current practices. If you or a family member have crooked teeth that need to be addressed, the process may not be what you expect. Developments have allowed for more advanced methods of examining your teeth, and more… Read more »

iTero Digital Scanners Allow For Digital Dental Impressions

There was a time when taking an impression of a person’s teeth meant having them bite into a mold. The mold could often feel uncomfortable, and messy. With iTero Digital Scanners, your dentist can perform a digital scan of your bite, which yields an accurate impression without the mess. Instead of taking an impression with… Read more »

Aligners Or Bracket-And-Wire Braces?

Bracket-and-wire braces are probably the most familiar, and recognizable, orthodontic treatment. However, many people now correct their crooked teeth without the use of braces, instead opting to use aligners to reposition their teeth. Each method is capable of moving your teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign aligners are discreet, and because they are removable, they are less… Read more »

Three Common Types of Malocclusion

Did you know there are different types of crooked teeth? Occlusion refers to the manner in which your upper and lower teeth fit in relation to each other. A healthy mouth with proper occlusion contains teeth that meet their opposites when your mouth is closed for optimal function and balance. Malocclusion refers to a disturbance… Read more »

A Good Hygiene Checklist

Although your teeth are protected by your body’s hardest substance, tooth enamel, they are also susceptible to extensive disease and destruction when enamel is compromised. Even the most devastating dental issues, however, can largely be prevented, or at least managed, with good oral hygiene. As part of our dedication to our patients’ excellent oral health,… Read more »

Why Are Dental Checkups Important?

Even if you consistently brush and floss your teeth more than twice every day, without fail, you still shouldn’t skip your routine dental checkup and cleaning appointments. For patients of all ages, a good hygiene routine at home is only effective in the long run if combined with a steady schedule of preventive visits to… Read more »

Facts About Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder

If you’ve ever wondered why tooth and jaw pain can be so debilitating, the answer can be found in your trigeminal nerve – the fifth and largest of your cranial nerves. Its three branches are largely responsible for your jaw’s movement, and when disturbed, they can distribute pain throughout your jaw, head, face, and more…. Read more »

3 Reasons to Smile About Braces

Thinking about getting braces can be a balancing act. Sure, you’re excited to see your fantastic looking new smile, but you also feel doubtful, uncertain, and even anxious about wearing braces. How do you balance these emotions as you get closer to your treatment date? Whether you are getting traditional braces, cosmetic braces using tooth-colored… Read more »