As you grow older, you may notice that your smile changing in a variety of ways. In addition to tooth decay, you might have gum disease, bad breath or alveolar bone loss. Your facial structure can also change as part of the natural progress of aging, leading to sagging jowls, wrinkles around the lips or hollow cheeks. In this post, we’ll show you what happens to your teeth over age and how to prevent bad oral health in your twilight years. Let’s get cracking
How does orthodontics affect the environment? A straight, white smile and healthy teeth are important to us. We screw up the courage to go to see the orthodontist to make our teeth straight and healthy. Sitting on the chair awaiting the application of hardware to make it so, we have no thought of sustainability. That’s okay because our orthodontist does. He has a duty not only to us but to the environment. We don’t even think of the carbon footprint of his office. We don’t recognize there are items inside that office that impacts our world. Our orthodontics professionals do their best work to make both better. In this post, we’ll show you how they do it? Let’s crack on…
Are Traditional Braces Cheaper than Invisalign? A smile is beautiful, and you will feel more confident about it when you have straight teeth. Only an orthodontist can tell you exactly what treatment is right for your teeth, but there are two basic choices in braces: traditional metal braces or clear Invisalign braces. While the cost is generally comparable, it may depend on a number of factors including the length of time you will wear the braces, geography, complexity of issues, whether you have dental insurance, and how much the insurance will cover. In this post, we’re going to show you THE ANSWERS. Let’s get cracking.
While braces are a fantastic solution for yourself or your children when suffering from misaligned teeth, it’s actually possible for your teeth to shift slightly even after wearing an orthodontic appliance, especially if you don’t start to use a retainer immediately. If you’ve neglected to wear a retainer right after the brackets are taken off, you’ll want to research your options before your teeth have moved too much. Below is some useful information about how a retainer can help with a slight shift of your teeth. In this post, we’re going to show you what retainers do and why you must keep wearing them. Let’s get started.
What is two-phase orthodontic treatment? As a parent, it is natural to worry about your child’s smile as their baby teeth begin to fall out and their adult teeth grow in. While this process occurs without a problem for most children, it is not uncommon for a referral to an orthodontist to be issued during a regular dental exam.
This is because more is known today about the importance of treating orthodontic issues early on. In fact, your child may have issues beginning to present themselves now that are treatable through minimally invasive methods so that they don’t face more difficult procedures to get a beautiful smile in the future. In this post, we’re going to answer your questions. There’s so much more below…
Should I get braces before my wedding? Weddings often bring to light things that a person has always wanted to change, and you may suddenly find yourself worrying about the appearance of your smile. While you have likely gotten used to your crooked or misaligned teeth over the years, the realization that your smile will be immortalized for posterity in your wedding album may leave you dealing with some serious fears. In this post, we’re going to tell you super things to consider on the lead-up to your wedding day. Let’s dive right in.
What constitutes the individual parts of braces? Getting braces is more exciting than it ever has been before. Not only can you get to do things such as choose the colors of the bands that you wear, but you may also have the chance to pick from several different types of appliances. While there is more than one way to straighten teeth, braces are still the go-to method in the field of orthodontics. They are the ideal choice because the different components can all be altered in various ways to do things such as pull teeth closer together or apart while also aligning the top and bottom jaws.
Can orthodontics fail? Fixing crooked teeth or a misaligned bite takes time, money and serious effort on the part of everyone involved. Considering that your smile is one of your main features, the last thing you want to do is mess it up or watch as your orthodontic treatment fails. While you may hear someone complain about how their treatment went, the truth is that there are far more satisfied patients than there are ones who experience a failed treatment.
Play instruments with braces. Young patients have many questions when beginning a course of orthodontic treatment. One of the most frequently asked questions is about playing musical instruments during the treatment period. Is it even possible? Are some instruments more difficult to play during treatment than others? Will playing a musical instrument cause any problems with the outcome of orthodontic treatment itself? This blog post addresses these concerns to put parents’ and patients’ minds at ease.
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