Month: June 2015

Your Questions About Orthodontics Answered

Want a beautiful, straight smile? Orthodontics are the answer. Orthodontic treatment can correct concerns with your bite, teeth alignment, and teeth positioning for a smile that’s more attractive. But there are more reasons to straighten your smile than just cosmetic concerns: Straighter teeth that don’t overlap or crowd each other often means less plaque build-up… Read more »

When Should Children Visit an Orthodontist?

Remember when patients waited until their teenage years to visit the orthodontist for the first time to begin the process of correcting their smiles? No more! Advancements in children’s orthodontics has taught us that early action can be beneficial in both preventing and correcting orthodontic issues. Early care from an orthodontist promotes healthy jaw and… Read more »

TMJ Disorder and Your Dental Health

Your jaw is capable of generating up to 200 pounds of pressure on the back molars; however, this does not mean your teeth are invincible. Over time, if excessive amounts of pressure is applied to your teeth through biting or chewing, it can lead to the wearing down of tooth enamel, along with complications with your… Read more »

Straighten Your Teeth With Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the study and treatment of complications regarding your teeth’s alignment or occlusion. If your teeth are not straight, this can alter the appearance of your teeth, along with affecting their proper function. Severe cases of crooked teeth, clinically known as malocclusion, generally may require orthodontic braces, which consists of brackets and wires that… Read more »

Decoding Orthodontic “Dental Speak”

You might mention “crooked teeth” to a friend, or know someone who “grinds their teeth” and wakes up with an “aching jaw.” Dentists and orthodontists (who have additional study, practice and training in the alignment of teeth) have a sometimes-sophisticated vocabulary that allows them to accurately discuss their specialty. If you are ever unsure of… Read more »