It's never too early to consider the possibility your child needs braces. These teeth-straighteners can help your little ones have more than just dazzling smiles. They can also boost their oral health and general well-being. That's why it's important to consider how your child feels about his or her own teeth. According to researchers, kids
Despite the myths of children being afraid of going to the dentist, nearly 70 percent of children report liking the visit to the dentist. But even so, if your child is heading to get braces and undergo orthodontic treatment, they're probably going into it at least a little bit worried. Nearly 5 million Americans—most aged under
Seeing an adult with braces or other teeth straightening devices used to be an anomaly. Now, it's not strange at all. In fact, one survey even found that adult teeth straightening treatments have increased by 58 percent! It's more common to see adults wearing braces, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're right for everyone. For some
Getting braces can be scary. There's all that metal, and the pain, and the not-so-great shiny smile. But there's no reason to avoid fixing your smile just because you're afraid of braces. You may be a candidate for Invisalign, an aligner that can be used instead of traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth. Here's a
Choosing the right orthodontist can be a trying task, especially if you are also trying to find one for your child. You want to ensure they are seeing a professional with a proven, positive track record. You also want to make sure that they will provide a positive experience for both you and your child.
What if a few small mistakes ended up costing you hundreds—or even thousands—of dollars? It may sound crazy, but this can happen when you don't know how to take care of braces. However, when you've mastered the art of braces care, you'll know exactly what you should (and shouldn't) do. Here are five useful tips
Did you know crooked teeth can result in tooth decay, gingivitis, and increased cavities? While many people take the first step to straighten their teeth, they often forget about the following steps, such as smile maintenance, retainer replacements, and maintaining good ongoing dental hygiene. Forgoing a retainer will cause your teeth to return to the same position
Has your smile never been your strong suit? Have you smiled without showing teeth as long as you can remember? It probably never occurred to you that it might be a good idea to consider braces. Braces don't have the stigma that they used to have. In fact, lots of adults get them. So, if
Do you have misaligned teeth? Feeling insecure about your looks because of it? You don't have to! Believe it or not, only 35 percent of adults have perfect teeth. In fact, most people have malocclusion (also known as "poor bite") to some extent. This condition can manifest as a cross bite, under bite, open bite, or overbite.
Are braces on the horizon for your child? Do you know? You may think that braces are still a long way off. After all, your kid still has that sweet gap-toothed smile. How could you know if they'll need orthodontia already? Believe it or not, orthodontic treatment is no longer limited to tweens and teens.