The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. Even if your child is not exhibiting any visible tooth problems or alignment issues, early consultations and exams allow orthodontists to identify any subtle problems with spacing as well as jaw and teeth growth before they become more pronounced and, thus, more difficult to treat. Continue reading
Gwen Stefani proudly wore a full mouth of traditional braces at age 30, making metal mouth too cool to question. At 39 years old, Tom Cruise began orthodontic treatment and didn’t hesitate to flash his clear braces on the red carpet. Braces for adults have become more common, and the high-tech options now available are making orthodontics an attractive option for adult patients. Continue reading
You may have gotten away with a quick swipe of the toothbrush before wearing braces, but once those wires and brackets are on your teeth, there is a whole new method of brushing your teeth that must be followed if you want to maintain your oral health.
It’s infinitely more important than ever to keep your teeth clean now that you have traditional metal braces or clear braces. Where bits of food once had the opportunity to get stuck between your teeth, easily removed by a bit of dental floss, now there quadruple the number of places for food to settle in your mouth. Continue reading
When visiting any medical professional, it’s always wise to take along a list of questions that you want answered. Most people don’t actually do this, believing that if an issue is important to them, they’ll remember to query the expert. But how many times have you left a dentist’s or doctor’s office thinking of something you forgot to ask? Continue reading