Braces are often thought of as an orthodontic treatment which causes great discomfort. For children, braces mean no candies, extra cleaning time and metal in the mouth. But did you know that braces address dental issues such as malocclusion or bad bites which can affect oral as well as overall health, besides offering several benefits? … Continued
Braces for kids are very common these days. You would be surprised by the huge numbers of parents taking their kids to dentist because of crooked teeth. Approximately, three out of four children develop twisted, crowded or overlapping teeth. Apart from braces, there are other orthodontic treatments available and they are prescribed depending on the … Continued
You leave no stone unturned to ensure that your child follows the best possible oral hygiene routine. So if you notice signs such as bad bites, crooked teeth or thumb-sucking habit in your child, a guessing game starts as to whether your child needs braces or not. Well, stop guessing and read this article to … Continued
As many of you know, each year, we host a “Spotted” contest where the community can pick up a Thurman Ortho magnet at our office and place it on their car. If one of our team members spots your magnet and posts a photo of your car on our Facebook page, all you have to … Continued
Dr. Thurman and our Smile Squad are super excited to announce our partnership with the Fresno Bully Rescue! In honor of Dr. T’s pitbulls and all those furry critters needing our help, we’ll be donating all of our Thurman Ortho swag proceeds to the organization. In addition, we’ll be volunteering at the Fresno Bully Rescue … Continued
As a member of his school’s color guard, Chandler understands the importance of having confidence while performing. “I am a performer and your smile brightens up the room. I want my smile to be big and the first thing people see!” said Chandler. We were honored to grant Chandler’s wish for a new smile with … Continued
Think gapped teeth can only affect the way you look? Think again. Besides preventing you from smiling confidently, the gaps between teeth are known to increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and a host of other oral and overall health problems. Let’s understand the causes, its impact and the treatment options available. What … Continued
How long will your braces stay on for? Getting braces should be a fun experience as you are getting the smile that you’ve always wanted but there’s no way to know for sure as to how long your braces will be on for as there are many factors that have to be taken into consideration. … Continued
Teenagers are the ideal candidates for orthodontic treatments like braces as it is a time of quick growth for them. This makes it easier to shape their bite and smile during their teenage years. Teens can require braces to resolve numerous oral health issues like overcrowded or crooked teeth, open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbite and … Continued
A visit to the dentist is a scary prospect but listening to the dentist throwing terms like orthognathic surgery can be scarier. If you hear your dentist use that term, this article will outline everything you need to know about it. Orthognathic or corrective jaw surgery is performed to correct a wide range of major … Continued
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