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May 2, 2016 admin No comments exist

“Doctor is it possible to move just this one tooth?” Orthodontic tooth movement occurs because of the unique periodontal ligament that surrounds teeth. Orthodontists learn biomedical principles and applied physics to move teeth in a safe healthy and esthetic way. Forces applied to ligaments that support our teeth allow tooth movement to occur. These forces…

April 11, 2016 admin No comments exist

Sucking habits are normal for new born babies and toddlers 2-3 years of age. Thumb and finger sucking offers these tots a level of comfort allowing them to self sooth, relax and sleep. Most children stop their non nutritive sucking habit at two and three years of age. If your child stops his habit before…

July 19, 2015 admin

The Experts Explain The Alternatives To Braces Orthodontists deserve a pat on the back for alternatives to braces.  Alternatives to braces are jumping outside the brackets and outside the box. Braces provide a traditional method to achieve straight teeth. A patient receives brackets bonded to each tooth. The orthodontist tightens a metal wire inserted into…

July 19, 2015 admin

Every orthodontist needs to be a good children’s orthodontist. A children’s orthodontist aligns teeth during the optimal age. The bones of an adult fuse and move in a less pliable manner. Consider these factors when searching for the best children’s orthodontist. Operating hours Does the orthodontist offer appointments before and after school? Children involved in…

July 19, 2015 admin

The Right Time for an Emergency Orthodontist Visit Is an emergency orthodontist the lead character in your favorite medical show on DVR?  The medical storylines of good television rarely portray an emergency orthodontist. Most medical emergencies that thicken the plot involve high speeds, violence, and a large quantity of blood. Good advice counsels us to…

July 19, 2015 admin

Let’s countdown the top three benefits of teeth straightening. #3 is Appearance Teeth straightening gives an aesthetically pleasing result to the owner of the smile and to others. People confident in their smile are confident in their lives. They achieve more professionally and pursue their goals. Smiling projects a positive vibe and helps make friends….

July 19, 2015 admin

The multiple choice test is here. What is orthodontics? How will you score? Question: What is Orthodontics? Answer A) A Word If it sounds Greek to you, you are on the right track. In Greek, “Orthos” means straight or proper. “Dontos” means teeth. The Greek root of the word orthodontics provides us a great clue….

July 19, 2015 admin

An orthodontist provides a unique kind of therapy to improve your self esteem.  Though teeth clearly serve a functional role in our lives, an orthodontist never ignores their aesthetic role. Addressing both the functional and aesthetic roles of teeth achieves the best patient outcome. Improving the smile is an external change with dramatic internal consequences….

July 19, 2015 admin

It’s not a matter of apples vs. oranges when you compare the cost of Invisalign to traditional braces. As a newer treatment option with cosmetically pleasing perks, many patients assume the cost of Invisalign will be more than traditional stainless steel braces. The clear plastic trays of Invisalign treatment offer not only a similar cost…