Just like technology has advanced our lives in so many ways, technology too has improved tremendously the design, shape and function of today’s modern braces.
Are you afraid to smile because of crooked teeth, missing teeth or yellowed and discolored teeth?
The term “overbite” is used in Orthodontics to describe a bite problem where the upper teeth protrude out over the lower teeth. The lower teeth can be totally hidden by the upper teeth, or the lower teeth may be significantly behind. Generally upper teeth should be over the lower teeth about 1-2 mm and the lower teeth should be 80-90% visible. That is the ideal relationship of the front teeth. Read the rest of this entry »
Research indicates that just by simply smiling you will bring significant changes to your physical and emotional health as well as your bank account.
For more than 75 years, doctors have debated the issue of extracting permanent teeth in orthodontic treatment. Today, the profession is still somewhat divided. There are those who believe teeth should never be removed and those who extract in a majority of cases. Most orthodontists, however, fall somewhere in between these two extremes.
In our opinion, the question of utmost diagnostic importance is this:
Can the goals of excellent function, esthetics and stability be achieved without removing permanent teeth? Read the rest of this entry »
I know you are thinking, what does orthodontics have to do with sleep?
We hope to educate our parents and patients about overall health and how it relates to growth and development of your teeth and jaws.
There is mounting evidence that indicates that sleep has beneficial effects on learning, memory, attention, emotional regulation and academic success. Conversely, fatigue and insufficient sleep can negatively affect academic performance and attention which are all necessary for success in school and at work. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a question we get asked often, so we thought it would be good to educate everyone on why retainers are so important.
Whether you had metal braces, clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear retainers. At first you may be required to wear them 12-22 hours per day. This recommendation is based on many factors including the severity of your initial problem, your age, and whether Read the rest of this entry »