If you go to the dentist regularly, you have probably heard the term “malocclusion” thrown around quite often. But what does it actually mean? Simply put, a malocclusion is the medical term for any disruption in the alignment...Continue reading
Category: Dental Issues
Bruxism and braces
You may be aware that all doctors advise against grinding or clenching teeth, but did you know that doing so is a condition called bruxism? Most people experience some level of bruxism, whether it’s occasional clenching over a...Continue reading
Dental braces can be a pain
Anyone who has had dental braces knows how much they hurt, especially at the beginning of treatment. The process of moving teeth is likely to produce some soreness that can onset mere hours after you get your braces...Continue reading
Can you take off your own braces?
For anyone that has ever had braces, there is no better feeling than getting them removed. There are a variety of reasons why you want braces taken off besides the natural end of your treatment. It’s no secret...Continue reading
Is Invisalign worth the investment
When most people think of braces, it conjures images and even memories of childhood, of chunky wire braces and brightly colored rubber bands. However, more and more adults are venturing into the world of braces. It might surprise...Continue reading
Don’t order dental braces from a TV commercial
Infomercials advertising at home teeth straightening kits are becoming more and more prevalent, using trendy imagery and subscription boxes to sell do-it-yourself braces. These mail order orthodontic kits are an attractive option to people looking for a more...Continue reading
At home orthodontic kit dangers
Advertisements for home orthodontic kits promise convenient and effective dental care with no orthodontist or dentist necessary. Getting quality dental healthcare without a dentist sounds like a dream; no more expensive appointments, long wait times, or awkward small...Continue reading
Is the risk of at home dental braces worth it?
In this age of increased access and increased convenience, nearly every service now has an at-home alternative. More and more companies are emerging that offer invisible braces at home through subscription boxes. Like most people you may want...Continue reading
DIY braces safety tip: don’t do it!
The internet has become a gold mine for DIY’ers. And, while there are a lot of good ideas for DIY projects, the trend toward DIY braces is not one of them. DIY braces have gained in popularity due...Continue reading
Find Out Why Your Teeth Hurt
There are few people who haven’t had mysterious tooth pain at one point or another. Tooth pain, like any pain, usually indicates a problem. Your teeth shouldn’t hurt for no reason and figuring out why your teeth hurt...Continue reading