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Childhood Orthodontic Treatments Now Mean Less Treatments Later

It is never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. Yet, most parents do not start considering orthodontic treatments for their children until they are teenagers and their adult teeth have fully grown in. However, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that the first orthodontic examination should happen “no later than the… read more

Metal Braces Vs Ceramic Braces: Which Is Right For You?

When it’s time to straighten your teeth, you’ll find there are many options available from your orthodontist. The most common options is braces, but even then, there are still many kinds of braces. Two of the most popular options of braces are metal braces and ceramic braces. Both of these types of braces have pros… read more

Five Key Advantages Of Invisalign Over Metal Braces

When it’s time to start a treatment process to straighten your teeth, you will be offered a couple options. Two of the most popular are metal braces and Invisalign. Though they both offer the same results, there are so many advantages of Invisalign over metal braces. Here are just five of those great advantages:

Why You Should Consider Invisalign

Straight teeth are important for your oral health. They are easier to clean so they reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel. Straight teeth also help correct speech and chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and improper bite. If you were not born with straight teeth, it is important you consider your options… read more

Ceramic Braces Are More Than Just Pretty Accessories

Metal and ceramic braces are both valid choices for straightening one’s teeth, but ceramics are designed to be more aesthetically pleasing. It is a toss-up between your eyes, and your teeth, as to which one an acquaintance notices first, but the clear material allows you to feel less self-conscious about showing off those pearly whites.

Why Choose Invisalign Over Metal Braces?

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to straighten your teeth without using braces. Invisalign offers a great alternative to braces and should be considered the primary method of straightening your teeth if your oral profile allows it. Invisalign Is More Comfortable Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth involves wearing thermoplastic aligners that are virtually… read more

Inconspicuous And Sneaky Incognito Hidden Braces Work To Perfection

Out of sight and out of mind, Incognito Hidden Braces are installed behind your teeth, rather than on the front as with traditional braces. Other styles of braces take longer to provide you with visibly noticeable results than the Incognito Hidden Braces, and you can smile confidently before, during and definitely after your treatment. The… read more

Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign

Perhaps your dentist or orthodontist has recommended straightening your teeth, or perhaps you have made mention to your dentist that you would like to straighten your teeth for aesthetic reasons. Regardless of your motives, you should strongly consider Invisalign as the method utilized to straighten your teeth. What Is Invisalign? Invisalign is a system of… read more

Things Not To Do While Wearing Metal Braces

Thanks to advancements in the dental industry, the tried and true method of metal braces have become more comfortable and reliable than ever. They have gotten a bad wrap over the years but made of stainless-steel, this option is sleek and does not rust or deteriorate. Bright and vivid colored bands remove the emphasis that… read more

Ceramic Braces V. Metal Braces

Your orthodontist has finally told you what you’ve been dreading – you are going to need braces to protect the future of your teeth. Before you become alarmed, know that not all braces are created equal. There are big differences between ceramic braces and metal braces. Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces,… read more