Month: April 2014

National Stress Awareness Month: TMJ and Anxiety

The Federal Occupational Health unit of the US Department of Health and Human Services has declared April “National Stress Awareness Month.” The organization hopes that this campaign will help individuals learn to recognize the causes of stress and take steps to control anxiety in their daily lives. The FOH also warns that stress can have… Read more »

What Can Invisalign Do for You?

When thinking of what braces can accomplish, the first thing most people think of is their ability to straighten teeth.  However, modern orthodontics, including Invisalign® clear braces, can do so much more.  Invisalign is a system of clear acrylic aligners that are custom-designed to fit over your teeth, instead of being bonded to them.  Dr…. Read more »

Quiz: Why Do I Need Braces?

How do you feel about your smile? Many people go to great lengths to hide their smile, covering their mouth when they laugh or even ducking out of pictures. Misalignment can cause a person to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. Crooked and crowded teeth also increase the risk of serious dental health… Read more »

3 Ways to Smooth Your Child’s Transition into Braces

On occasion, your orthodontist might work with a younger patient who just can’t wait to get braces.  If that’s your child, you’re in the minority. Usually, school aged patients dread the thought of braces because they’re afraid braces will make them look funny or because they’ve heard terrible tales from friends about how much braces… Read more »