In recent years, we have seen more patients coming to our office after they had a bad experience with in the mail 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.
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.
Dr. Jasmine Gorton joined with fellow members of the Hispanic Dental Association for volunteer dentistry in the homeless clinic in Santurce & San Juan – Puerto Rico.
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.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth? Straightening your teeth can be a positive move for those who have self-esteem and confidence issues. If you’ve always felt bad about the way that your teeth look, it is time to see a local orthodontist and be fitted for the right types of braces. Believe it or not, wearing braces can be a lot more comfortable than you might think. Especially thanks to the new innovation known as Invisalign. However, even if you go with traditional metal braces, you’ll find that they answer your questions of how to “straighten my teeth” because they work so well and so efficiently.
Sucking a thumb or finger (s) typically is not a concern for children preschool age or younger. Most children will stop on their own if you give them time between the ages of 3 to 6 years. This coincides with when a child is old enough to be able to have a productive conversation about the habit. We have found that for most kids this does not happen before age 5 or 6, though sometimes we try to “plant the seed” of stopping the habit earlier as something to consider “for when the big teeth try to come in.”
Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics
900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 200 Larkspur, California 94939
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