You’ve invested in your child’s healthy mouth and confident smile, so why not invest in your own? Even if you had braces as a child, the technology and practice has changed drastically. Modern orthodontics offers a variety of options to suit your specific needs; gone are the days when your only choice for straighter teeth was a chrome smile.
If you currently wear braces or Invisalign®, you know the importance of properly maintaining them on a daily basis. Playing sports, though, can pose a very different challenge than the rigors of everyday wear. Not only could damage to your orthodontic appliances cause serious physical damage, but it can also entail costly repairs. So what can you do to protect your million-dollar smile and the gear that is shaping it?
Your orthodontist is vital throughout the teeth straightening process, but a large part of the success of your treatment comes down to you. Without proper home care, neither Invisalign® aligners nor traditional braces can effectively do what they are designed to do: give you the best smile possible.
Adults who want straighter teeth have a couple of options, but the choice can be difficult to make without the right information. It’s important to consider the following: How visible should the orthodontic appliance be? Will I have to make many trips to an orthodontist? Is it necessary to make food or lifestyle changes? How long will it take to straighten my teeth? You probably have these and a few other questions if you are considering orthodontics to achieve straighter teeth. An orthodontist can help you make the right choice when deciding between Invisalign® and braces. The similarities Several conditions [...]
This is Emily, and if you zoom in a bit, you can see her tooth Taco. It’s the canine right there in the top right corner. Recently, Taco and Emily started on a new venture – braces! After two months, Emily and Taco have a great routine and they wanted to share what a day in their life is like. 6:00 a.m. – The alarm goes off and it’s time to get ready for the day! What’s that smell? Morning breath! 6:05 a.m. – Ah, nothing like a good brushing to clear the sleep (and morning breath) away. 9:32 a.m. [...]
It’s March, which means Spring Break is around the corner! Time to get away and have some fun (hopefully in the sun!). BUT even though you’re on vacation, your braces and Invisalign are still hard at work. We put together a packing list for your teeth – check it out: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash & floss - Of course! Regular care for your teeth is always necessary, plus it’ll put you in a better mood when you don’t have coffee breath (or stains!). Mini brush & floss threaders - For those hard-to-reach places. When you have braces, food can get stuck [...]
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects can be a hit or miss – we’ve all seen “Pinterest fails” shared on Facebook from friends and family. However, organizing your pots and pans with organizer folders is a different kind of DIY than orthodontics. If you know how to sew, go ahead, attempt to make a dress from a new pattern. Unless you have experience in orthodontics, doing it yourself can come with complications. Should you use DIY orthodontics? Many people start considering Invisalign at the beginning of a new year – with the new year comes a “new you” mentality (not to mention a [...]