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Bracing For Pain: What Type Of Orthodontic Discomfort Is Normal?

March 18, 2021

Perhaps your child has already undergone their pediatric orthodontic consultation and their braces will be officially going on in the coming weeks. Or perhaps your child has already had them fitted to their teeth, and you’re simply scouring for answers as to what, exactly, constitutes “normal pain” in this unfamiliar situation. Regardless, we’re here to […]

When There’s Cause for Concern: Emergency Orthodontics

February 15, 2021

Your braces are designed to enhance your smile, thereby artistically crafting the healthiest orthodontic landscape possible. But what if that orthodontic care is what has you frowning? Should your braces or other dental appliances be causing more pain than is ordinary or expected, emergency orthodontic care may be in order. Here’s what you need to […]

Pediatric Orthodontics: How Early Is Too Early?

January 10, 2021

The older a patient is, the longer their treatment time might be once it’s time to adjust their teeth or jaw. In that case, doesn’t it make sense to start treatment as early as possible? In most cases, the answer is yes — the earlier a patient undergoes treatment, the faster and easier it will […]

Only a Matter of Time: All About Aligners

December 18, 2020

As you glide into the new year, you may also find yourself wondering what the easiest and most efficient way to glide your teeth into alignment may be. In particular, many patients may find themselves worrying over the specific amount of money that it takes to straighten their teeth: How long will they have to […]

Holiday Treats and Protecting Your Teeth

November 20, 2020

The table is set, the gifts are wrapped and bundled, and you’re awaiting your guests. All that’s left to do is enjoy an abundant meal and quiet evening together. But perhaps this year, you’re ready to be more diligent when it comes to strategizing and indulging in accordance with your dental health. And, if that’s […]

Getting Back to Gum Care: Understanding How Gum Disease May Impact Your Child

October 10, 2020

Between braces, mouthguards, and reminding their young ones to brush for two minutes every morning and night, it is unsurprising that most parents are primarily concerned with their children’s teeth. But one’s teeth are only one cog in the proverbial oral machine, and when one cog falls out of alignment, so too will the others. […]

3 Challenges Your Child May Face Without Braces

September 1, 2020

It’s easy to think about braces as a mere tool for achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. And while the self-esteem boost that comes as a result of braces is certainly one of the primary perks for teenagers and children who are learning to come into their own, what if we told you that braces […]

Moving Forward and Keeping Your Orthodontic Care From Going “Backward”

August 20, 2020

You want the best for your child, and oftentimes that means getting the best the first time. Sadly, not all professionals are capable of living up to their promises. Other times, you may have been on the mark with your orthodontist, but helping your child with the upkeep after the fact proved challenging. In any […]

3 Easy Tips For Affordable Orthodontic Care

July 15, 2020

Braces mean a change in budgeting — that’s a fact that’s hardly in dispute. But as orthodontic care often equates to healthier teeth, easier cleaning routines down the road, and a more confident smile, it’s also well-known that orthodontic treatment is well worth the money. That being said, finding an affordable treatment plan that works […]

Going With The Flow Of A Water Flosser

June 10, 2020

Also referred to as oral irrigators, water flossers date back to 1962 when Colorado dentist Gerald Moyer was assisted by hydraulic engineer John Mattingly to design a water-based dental apparatus. The resulting design embraced the power of pressurized water to clean and strengthen the gums, as well as remove surface-level plaque. Since then, water flossers […]