Why Do People Need Braces
Most people assume that the only reason to get braces is because you want straighter teeth. That is definitely one of the results of getting braces, but for many people, it isn’t the only reason or even the primary reason they get braces. Braces have a number of functions and can correct a range of problems, including cosmetic issues, but also can improve a wide number of health issues in both the dental and physical category. If you are considering getting bra...
Signs You May Need Braces
There are many reasons people get braces, some are obvious and others aren’t as obvious. If you have any of the following issues, it may be time to see an orthodontist and find out if you need braces. Top teeth overlap bottom teeth – We should all have a little bit of an overbite where your upper teeth slightly overlap your lower teeth. But, if you notice that when you bite down, you don’t see much of your lower teeth, you have too much of an overbite. Having a minor overla...
What Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?
TIPS FOR LIVING LIFE WITH BRACES
Yes, when you wear braces, you will need to make some lifestyle adjustments. But we think you’ll find it’s not that bad, especially when you think about how you’ll look in the future.
1 Smile. Even though you now have braces on your teeth, that shouldn’t hold you back from smiling with your mouth open. People will probably notice your mouth more if it looks like you’re hiding something. Also, it can be a great conversation starter. Man...
What is a Orthodontist?Orthodontia, also called orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics, is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of mispositioned teeth and jaws.
How do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and specia...
What You Can Do Before Getting BracesSo you’re thinking about getting braces? Congratulations! You’re taking a big step towards improving the health of your teeth, as well as getting that killer smile into shape. To get yourself ready and ensure you take great care of your teeth while you’re undergoing treatment, be sure to do these things before and after getting braces.
One week before getting bracesSome foods just don’t do so well with br...