Can You be Too Old for Braces or Invisalign?
People of all ages want to have a smile they can be proud of. Crooked teeth are not only embarrassing, but they can also cause problems in chewing, cleaning, and contribute to gum disease. Traditional braces have been used for decades to treat crooked teeth in children and adults. A new dental appliance, Invisalign, has Read More
How do Braces Straighten Crooked Teeth
Braces are an effective dental appliance used by orthodontists (dentist who specialize in straightening teeth) for treatment of crooked teeth. Many people have crooked teeth and the severity can vary from a misaligned bite, to very twisted teeth. Crooked teeth can cause problems such as problems chewing, a greater risk of dental disease such as Read More
What are Self-Ligating Braces?
Braces have been used for many years to help straighten crooked teeth in children and adults. In recent years there have been improvements and advancement in braces which make them more accessible and comfortable for all ages or patients. Traditional braces use brackets, archwires, and bands to apply steady pressure to the teeth in an Read More
What are the Main Causes of Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth are a common complaint. It is one of the most common reasons people visit their dentist. Misaligned teeth can cause many problems. Your dentist may refer you to an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of misalignment of teeth, and may use appliances made of ceramic, plastic, or Read More
What is the Right Time to Get Braces for Children?
Children may need braces for several reasons. These include crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, overlapping teeth, or malocclusion (bad bite). Malocclusion refers to a discrepancy in the sizes of the bottom and top jaws. An overbite refers to the upper jaw being larger than the lower jaw, while an underbite is just the opposite. Tooth decay, Read More