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Why you should go to an orthodontist instead of a dentist for Invisalign

If you have dental misalignment, it’s almost certainly not just the appearance of your teeth that are affected. While many people’s main reason for seeking orthodontic treatment for crooked, twisted or gapped teeth, or issues with their bite is purely cosmetic, there is a functional need for treatment too. This is because teeth that are misaligned are more likely to be affected by decay and gum disease – a problem that occurs as a result of the many areas that are harder or impossible to clean properly with a toothbrush.

At What Age Should My Child Get Braces?

Children can need braces for a variety of different reasons. Fortunately, orthodontists can use braces to correct dental misalignment and eliminate any symptoms that you may have been experiencing.

How to Feel Confident Going Back to School with Invisalign

Whether it is your child undergoing orthodontic treatment while still at school, or you are an adult seeking treatment to improve the position of your teeth and jaw, Invisalign has a number of confidence-boosting benefits.

Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment

Summertime can give you many reasons to smile. Not only are the days longer, but the sun is also warmer. As the school year ends and kids begin their summer break, it’s good to schedule a dental exam for children ages seven and up. Here’s why this time of the year is the best time to start orthodontic treatment.

How to Brush Your Teeth and Floss When Wearing Braces

To rock a healthy smile when you have braces, you should brush and floss your teeth the correct way. Good dental hygiene can ensure no plaque buildup due to accumulated food particles in your gums, between your teeth, and around your braces.

How to Maintain White Teeth With Braces

Orthodontists often install braces to correct your smile by adhering brackets and wires to your teeth. Clinical data shows that teeth with braces can become discolored because food can get in between the wires and brackets. This contributes to the accumulation of plaque, which leads to spots and stains on your teeth once the brackets are off. If you want to maintain white teeth while you’re wearing braces, here are some of the effective tools that make this possible.

Is Stress Causing Your TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is categorized as pain in the jaw joint that can be brought on by a host of medical issues. The root cause of TMJ can vary, but some research indicates that stress can often be the culprit. Let’s take a moment to discuss how stress can be the root cause of your TMJ and what you can do about it. 

The Benefits of Invisalign

While many people still choose to go with traditional braces for their orthodontic treatment, there is a newer option available that offers many benefits over traditional braces called Invisalign. When it comes to straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you can experience more benefits than just repositioning your misaligned teeth.

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is the name given to the aspect of dentistry that focuses on the correction of the position of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment is extremely common and is normally recommended to begin in childhood. Referred to as early orthodontic treatment, here’s what you need to know about why early treatment can be necessary.

Parent’s Guide to Orthodontics: Invisalign Clear Aligners and Traditional Braces

If your child has been identified as someone who would benefit from orthodontic treatment, you may be given several different options with regards to addressing their specific issues. We’ve put together this brief guide for parents on both traditional braces and the newer clear aligners to help you and your child decide which is the most appropriate choice for their treatment.