There comes a point in every parent’s life where you start to wonder, does my child need braces? Assuming you are not an orthodontist, it can be difficult to tell whether your child needs dental treatment. Crooked teeth...Continue reading
Helping a child who is afraid of going to the orthodontist
You probably remember dreading trips to the dentist as a child, and you may even dread them now as an adult. Many of us are put off by the needles, pain, and fingers placed in our mouths that...Continue reading
Tips for playing sports with braces
If you have kids that need braces, they are probably facing the disappointment of having to give up certain habits. In addition to the embarrassment that comes from being the kid with braces in middle school or high...Continue reading
What Percentage of People Need Braces to Straighten their Teeth?
In today’s world, having a nice smile is about more than dental hygiene. It’s about how people view you and how you view yourself. As dentistry and orthodontia continue to develop new tools and techniques to treat crooked...Continue reading
Why is Age 7 Considered an Optimal Time for Screening?
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open...Continue reading