Archive for the ‘Braces’ Category

How to Brush Your Teeth While Wearing Braces

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Brushing your teeth while wearing braces can be complicated at first. Follow this method for easy teeth cleaning.

Whether your child or teen has braces on for six months or two years, they must continue to properly brush their teeth even while wearing braces. Dental braces make brushing your teeth even more difficult than usual because food particles and plaque can adhere to both the brackets and teeth. According to the American Dental Association, the number of times a person should brush their teeth while wearing braces varies with each orthodontist. Still, it is generally considered wise to brush after every meal. If your child is struggling with brushing correctly with braces on, here are a few tips to remember.  (more…)

When To Schedule Your Child’s First Orthodontist Appointment

Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Your child’s first orthodontist appointment should occur around age six or seven.

As a parent, you may wonder when you need to be scheduling important health appointments for your children. Scheduling an orthodontist appointment may seem like something that can be put off for a few years. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s initial evaluation with an orthodontist occur around the age of seven. This first assessment helps orthodontists, parents, and children prepare for what orthodontia they may need in the future. There are a few reasons why this age is the suggested age for a child’s first orthodontist appointment. Read on to learn why age seven is recommended, and how early orthodontist consultations can benefit a child’s overall dental health.  (more…)

The Importance of Wearing a Retainer After Braces

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Wearing a retainer is important for preserving the changes made by your braces.

Getting orthodontic braces removed is an orthodontic milestone, but the journey to straight and healthy teeth doesn’t end there. Retainers are as important as braces in maintaining the progress your orthodontic health has made. Learn below why wearing a retainer is so crucial for your orthodontic development, and discover some tips to make it easier to wear in your everyday life.  (more…)

What Is The Best Age To Get Braces?

Friday, June 21st, 2019
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Learn when is the best age to get braces.

Many people, especially parents, ask the question, “when is the best age for braces?” They don’t want their kids to get them too early, as they may need more treatment later on, but getting braces too late may mean their children will have to wear them for a longer period of time as they enter their teen years. While there is no perfect age to get braces, there are a few factors to consider when deciding the best option for your child. (more…)

What Is The Best Age For Kids To Get Braces?

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Learn when is the best age for your child to get braces.

Learn when is the best age for your child to get braces.

Did you know that the need for braces goes behind the noticeable crooked or misaligned teeth? You may not be able to tell if your child needs braces just by looking at their teeth, which is why an orthodontic evaluation is an essential part of kids’ dental care. Every child is different and may need braces at a different time in their life, but this evaluation can help you determine the best age for your child’s specific situation. (more…)

3 Benefits Of Teen Braces

Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Check out three major benefits of teen braces.

About four million people of all ages wear braces in the US, but we often thinking of teens as the biggest age group for orthodontics. While children and adults can benefit from braces, teens may benefit the most from orthodontics. Continue reading to learn about three major benefits of teen braces. (more…)

How To Know If Your Child Needs Braces

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Learn how to know if your child needs braces at a young age.

A parent’s job is to keep their kids happy and healthy, and sometimes, that means knowing when they should get braces. However, it’s not always easy to know when it’s time to bring up the discussion or to visit the orthodontist. Continue reading to learn how to know if your child needs braces. (more…)

How To Reduce Braces Pain

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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Are you experiencing pain from your braces? Here are a few simple remedies to help soothe swelling or inflammation.

While braces are extremely important for creating a beautiful and healthy smile, they can be uncomfortable and at times, painful. The good news is that braces pain is usually temporary and can be treated with a few simple methods.

Why Should Adults Consider Braces?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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It’s never too late to get braces to improve your smile!

While it was once thought that braces were only meant for kids and teenagers, adult braces are becoming much more popular. Adults can comprise up to 25 percent of orthodontic patients, and there are plenty of reasons why an adult may contemplate getting braces later in life. (more…)

When Should My Child get Braces?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Does your child need braces?

Does your child need braces?

Kids can need braces for any number of reasons. They may have crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, or they may have a bad bite known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there’s a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws. When the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw, it’s called an overbite. When the lower jaw is bigger, it’s called an underbite. Tooth and jaw problems can be caused by losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits such as thumb sucking. They are also often inherited, so if you or someone in your family needed braces, it’s likely that your kids will, too.  (more…)