Understanding the Investment in Braces

November 27, 2023

Picture someone with straight, beautiful teeth alongside someone with crooked teeth and oral health issues. Who are you more likely to ask out on a date or promote? If you chose candidate number one, you’re not alone. We judge people based on their appearance, especially their smiles. An investment in braces can improve the appearance of your […]

Maintaining Oral Health During Orthodontic Treatment

November 15, 2023

Take a look at your metal braces and wires in the mirror. Do you spot lingering food particles or plaque on your braces or between your teeth? Your risk of tooth decay and gum disease could increase if you’re not prioritizing your oral hygiene. Use these tips to maintain healthy teeth and gums while receiving […]

A Straighter Smile: 7 Facts About Braces You Might Not Know

October 27, 2023

Braces were once considered a status symbol, a sign of wealth and prestige. Surprising, isn’t it? Today, they’re a common dental treatment, but there’s so much more to know about these tooth-aligning devices. In this article, we’ll delve into seven captivating facts about braces that go beyond the dental chair. Learn about NASA’s surprising role in […]

Indulge This Halloween with These Braces-Friendly Foods

October 23, 2023

There’s nothing quite so alluring as Halloween’s creep factor and sweet celebrations. However, when you or your child has braces, it’s important to select safe foods that won’t interfere with orthodontic devices. Read on to learn what foods to avoid with braces (and what you can indulge in instead). Sticky Foods to Avoid with Braces […]

Comparing Your Options on the Latest Clear Braces Offerings

September 28, 2023

In the early 1700s, dental genius Pierre Fauchard shook the world with a simple yet transformative idea – using wire and bracket braces to realign teeth. Fast-forward to today, when this revelation has evolved dramatically and new types of braces have been introduced. How so? Welcome to the era of invisible braces! These modern marvels […]

7 Benefits of Getting Invisalign as an Adult

September 12, 2023

About 76% of people base first impressions on another person’s smile. Another 68% say people who smile are more trustworthy, confident, and approachable. Unfortunately, three in five Americans hate how their smile looks in photos. If you’re unhappy with your smile, SouthShore Orthodontics offers Invisalign treatment options for all ages. Schedule a free consultation with one of […]

Guide to Choosing the Best Orthodontist in Tampa for Your Child

August 31, 2023

Did you know that as many as 75% of children could benefit from braces? It’s crucial to do everything you can to improve your child’s dental care and oral health. Are you wondering if your child needs braces to ensure straight teeth and a healthy smile? Read on to discover ways to find the best orthodontist near you. […]

Cavities in Baby Teeth: Do You Feel Pushed to Pull?

June 6, 2022

You always want to see that little smile reemerge. After all, what better feeling is there as a parent than to know that your child is both happy and healthy? That being said, when they do eventually pucker their lips in pain or discomfort, you’ll be left weighing the best options for their long-term well-being. […]

Custom-Designing Your Future, One Smile at a Time

May 21, 2022

You’re probably not new to the idea of orthodontic care, regardless of whether or not you’ve received it yourself in the past. But just because the treatment itself doesn’t sound new, that doesn’t mean it will actually be the same this time around. But don’t worry — we actually mean this in a good way! […]

Alternative Options to Braces

April 13, 2022

One of the factors most likely to deter patients from taking the plunge with traditional braces? The metal. From the discomfort of the brackets pushing against the soft skin inside the cheek to the general insecurity that comes with a smile full of metal, let’s be honest: many patients are looking for an alternative that […]