Whether you are considering Invisalign treatment or are already a patient, you may have questions about what happens once treatment is finished. To maintain the beautiful new smile you have invested in there are some additional steps and ongoing care. The aftercare process and continued treatments best for you or your child will be determined in consultation with your orthodontist, but there are some basic things you should know.
In recent years, we have seen more patients coming to our office after they had a bad experience with in the mail order braces. Naturally, we can see the appeal of being able to fix your teeth at home. Especially when you or your teen has a busy schedule. However, we’ve seen enough bad experiences with direct-to-consumer braces that we feel the need to share the truth about what you can expect if you opt out of in-person orthodontic treatments.
If you’ve recently had your braces removed following the completion of your treatment, you’ve likely been provided with some form of orthodontic retainer. The most common retainers include a temporary retainer for the upper row of your teeth and a permanent one for the bottom row. No matter what type of retainer you have, it’s important that you keep the item cleaned and well maintained to ensure that it remains in good condition and that your oral health isn’t adversely affected by a dirtied retainer.
Seeking out the help of pediatric orthodontists is crucial to your child’s smile and their overall health and well-being. Orthodontists work on straightening your child’s teeth as well as correcting other oral-related problems that could become an issue in the future. Or already have become a problem for them in their everyday lives. Understanding the training and education that goes into becoming an orthodontist is a good way to see that these individuals work on an expert level to provide the care that your whole family will need.
The difference between a dentist and orthodontist. Like medicine, dentistry has a number of sub-specialties. Among these are periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. Each requires additional training beyond that given in dental school. Here’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist.
Abnormal jaw pain can be an indicator of a serious health problem, especially if it occurs for a prolonged period. Some jaw pains are so intensive they cause headaches. Consider seeing a doctor if you experience abnormal jaw pain. Jaw pain may be caused by many factors.
What is the difference between traditional expanders and clear aligners? Today’s orthodontic treatments are a far cry from the decades when patients had to endure ponderous hardware and lengthy treatment times! Some of the newest cutting-edge orthodontic practices are so lightweight and streamlined you may hardly know they are there!
How Can Widely Spaced Teeth Impact Your Overall Health? Widely spaced teeth are a concern not merely for the vain or those overly concerned about their appearance. There are a number of serious concerns associated with widely spaced teeth, including Gingivitis, mouth sores, and tooth decay. In general, widely spaced teeth lead to the extra build up of bacteria including tartar and plaque. The impact of this can be severely life-damaging and, at the very least, highly inconvenient.
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200 Larkspur, California 94939
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