In the past, orthodontic treatment has always been associated with ‘train track’ metal braces. These days, however, there are a number of discreet orthodontic appliances that are barely noticeable when you smile, speak or eat. But, can invisible braces correct crooked teeth and severe bite problems? Well, lingual braces can. These are ideal for people … Continued
Invisalign clear aligners or ‘invisible braces’ are a popular orthodontic treatment option for people who are uncomfortable with the appearance of traditional metal braces. Invisalign braces are custom-made using the latest dental aligner technology, for precise teeth straightening over time. As an orthodontic patient, however, you have a role to play in how quickly and … Continued
Adult braces are a life-altering decision because when they finally come off, you know what it means to have a beautiful smile. So if you are new to this orthodontic procedure, there are a few changes you can expect once the brackets and wires are taken off. Removal of Adult Braces Your family orthodontist keeps … Continued
You probably think that you can start flashing that newfound smile of yours after your orthodontic treatment right? Unfortunately, you need to complete a final step to ensure that your teeth stay as straight as possible after your orthodontic treatment and this is best done by wearing retainers. You can make sure that your retainer … Continued
Getting your braces must seem like you have won a long battle, right? It’s commendable that you finished your orthodontic treatment with braces but if you want to retain that hard-earned improved smile, you have one last but important thing to follow – dedicated use of retainers as prescribed by the orthodontist. To fully understand … Continued
Everyone born with naturally misaligned teeth already knows the pain and dread that’s associated with those chunky silver braces. But, what if someone told you there is a better, less painful, non-invasive way of achieving perfect tooth alignment? While your natural instinct will make you a little apprehensive and possibly very confused, there is no … Continued
What is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment? Phase I orthodontic treatment, otherwise known as an early interceptive treatment, is an orthodontic procedure that is done for children before all of their permanent teeth erupt, and often occurs between the ages of six and ten. This type of treatment is generally recommended by pediatric dentists when there … Continued
Are you thinking of getting braces? Living with braces can be a bit difficult but only if you allow it to be. Getting orthodontic braces sets you on the path to having straighter teeth, a healthier bite and a more confident smile. Braces will force you to make some adjustments to your eating and drinking … Continued
What is Malocclusion? Malocclusion is the clinical term for misaligned teeth that can lead to oral health complications like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and overcrowding. As the teeth are misaligned, it becomes difficult to perform vital oral functions like chewing, biting and speaking but an orthodontist is specially trained in treating all types of malocclusions and … Continued
Halloween is undoubtedly the best part of October for most people! However, biting into a candied apple or toffee bar could prove to be a sticky affair if your child has braces. While it’s natural for children to get wrapped up in the holiday spirit and go on a candy binge, you must take precautionary … Continued
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