We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both free and paid, that offer you useful […]
If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed. The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their new position after shifting […]
The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.
Wisdom teeth, much like a human’s appendix, is a biological blast from the past. It is believed they were essential to early humans who had much more space in their mouths, but aren’t necessary for modern life. In fact, they can literally be a real pain. These teeth typically emerge in our late teens or […]
Braces – they’re certainly not just for kids. In the United States alone, more than 1 million people over the age of 18 are adding braces to their smile, and that number grows by the day. Why? Some have serious orthodontic issues – such as over or under bites, incorrect jaw positioning, or jaw joint […]
Invisalign vs. Braces It’s an election year, and there is no shortage of debates – not even in the orthodontics field. One of the most common debates you’ll hear in dental offices is The Great Braces Debate: Invisalign vs. braces. While both products are effective in aligning teeth to create a beautiful smile, each has […]
We all know that flossing is extremely important for our dental health. Even with this knowledge, most of us often go to bed without ever touching the cracks of our teeth. For parents, it seems impossible to get children to floss. Add braces to the mix, and it can become a serious battle to get […]
Are you a dedicated brusher and flosser, but still have problems with tooth decay? Have you noticed that your crooked smile closely resembles the smile of one of your parents? In recent years, there has been a lot of research in the area of dental genetics. It’s been discovered that there are two major types […]
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the last few decades. With all of the options available and the technological advances within the industry, the number orthodontic treatments have skyrocketed. According to the American Association of Orthodontists more than 4.8 million Americans have braces; 78% of which being under the age of 18.