What Type of Braces Should I Choose?

Getting braces is almost a rite of passage. Not only do they help with improving a person’s appearance, but they also help to prevent tooth, gum, and jaw problems. While children make up the majority of orthodontic clients, adults account for 25 percent of this demographic. People of almost any age can get braces—children as young as age 7 and adults as old as 70 have received orthodontic treatment. With such a wide range of clients, the orthodontic industry has produced a number of options to suit clients. Traditional Metal [...]

By | 2017-08-30T13:57:31+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Orthodontist|Comments Off on What Type of Braces Should I Choose?

4 Types of Braces: Which is Right for You?

When it comes to orthodontic treatments, adults rarely fit into a box. Everyone’s mouth is different and so are the reasons they are seeking oral repairs. Adults, especially, usually want to appear more professional and would, therefore, prefer something less conspicuous than the traditional braces worn by teenagers. 1. Keep them Invisible Nobody wants a dirty mouth and traditional braces often make it difficult for patients to maintain their oral health and cleanliness. For those with mild spacing problems, invisible aligners are virtually undetectable. Additionally, the transparent mouthpieces are easily [...]

By | 2017-07-18T08:03:47+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Orthodontist|Comments Off on 4 Types of Braces: Which is Right for You?

7 Films & TV Shows Featuring Characters with Braces

Convincing a child to do anything can be a chore for parents. They are picky eaters and usually hate taking baths or getting up for school in the morning. When it comes to doing new things, the challenges multiply and dental work is a well-known obstacle. Fortunately, television and movies featuring beloved characters with braces can help parents allay the fears in their children. The following is a countdown of the top 10 films and television shows that included characters with braces. Ugly Betty When she was hired to work [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Orthodontist|Comments Off on 7 Films & TV Shows Featuring Characters with Braces

4 Reasons Orthodontists Discourage Thumb Sucking

Infants are born with a natural urge to suck on things. The problem lies in what those babies choose to suck on. Obviously, parents want their little one to breastfeed or take a bottle effectively in order to promote healthy nutrition and growth. However, babies will suckle on virtually anything they can find from clothing to fingers and toes. Unfortunately, many infants find the ever-available pair of thumbs that nature has provided and develop a thumb sucking habit. If this habit is not broken by age four it can lead [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:37+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Orthodontist|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Orthodontists Discourage Thumb Sucking

Signs You Need Orthodontic Care

Most people know individuals who have had orthodontic care at some point during their lives. You may have had a friend in elementary school who had metal braces or a retainer. You may have had a coworker who had orthodontic surgery for some reason, too. Orthodontic issues, in short, are far from uncommon. If you have teeth alignment issues, they may not be immediately obvious to you. Your friends and family members may not realize that there are problems with the positioning of your teeth, either. That's why it's so [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:40+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Orthodontist|Comments Off on Signs You Need Orthodontic Care

4 Ways That Braces Improve Your Health

It’s no secret that Americans get straight teeth for cosmetic reasons, but there are other, more practical benefits of getting straight teeth. Braces do more than just straighten teeth—they also fix a variety of health problems. Braces prevent tooth and gum decay. When teeth are crowded, food particles can collect between the teeth. Regular toothbrushing won’t resolve the problem because conventional toothbrushes are unable to reach those tiny crevices. So the food stays there and festers, sometimes creating bacterial infections (gingivitis). If the infection is left untreated, it can lead [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:45+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Orthodontist|Comments Off on 4 Ways That Braces Improve Your Health

What You Didn’t Know About Braces

Straight teeth are coveted by people of all ages. They’re considered an enhancement to a person’s appearance and almost a necessity in America. Because of that, millions of people from every age bracket undergo orthodontic treatment every year. Braces are recent. Dentistry has undergone many advances over the last century. Orthodontists as we know them weren’t introduced until the 1900s and braces as we know them weren’t introduced until the 1970s. We’ve come a long way since then. Orthodontic treatment is recommended for every child. This is because of the [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:51+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Orthodontist|Comments Off on What You Didn’t Know About Braces

What to Eat (and What Not to Eat) When You Have Braces

Before there were braces, there was food. At least that’s what you might be thinking if you or your child is now suffering through the “what-can-I-eat-that-won’t-get-stuck-in-my-braces” dilemma. Crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods are out of the question, which seems to leave macaroni and cheese and ice cream as the main options. Before you resign yourself to a fate of unhealthy dining and weight gain, consider these ideas for more healthy options. Smoothies Smoothies are a wonderful (and sly) way to incorporate nutrients into your diet. And they’re very simple and [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:55+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Orthodontist|Comments Off on What to Eat (and What Not to Eat) When You Have Braces

Why You Should Choose an Orthodontist vs. a Dentist to Straighten Your Teeth in Redding

Everyone wants an even row of pearly teeth. Unfortunately, getting there is not always easy. The decisions on who to get to straighten your teeth, how to pay for it, and what type of braces to choose can seem endless. In recent years, many dentists have begun offering orthodontic treatment in addition to their other services, which makes the decision even more complicated. When you’re making that initial decision on who to choose for your provider, consider these reasons for choosing an orthodontist in Redding. Training Did you know that [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:57+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Orthodontist|Comments Off on Why You Should Choose an Orthodontist vs. a Dentist to Straighten Your Teeth in Redding

When Should My Child See a Redding Orthodontist?

Since modern braces emerged in the 1970s, braces have become almost a rite of passage into adulthood. And for good reason. Bones stop growing by age 20 for girls and between ages 18 to 21 for boys. When bones are still growing, teeth can be shifted more easily. Treatment takes less time--and costs less. Ideally, you should take your child to your Redding orthodontist before bones are set in place. First Visit Orthodontists recommend that children get an orthodontic evaluation as early as seven years old. At seven, the permanent [...]

By | 2017-05-29T14:46:59+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Orthodontist|Comments Off on When Should My Child See a Redding Orthodontist?