The Many Benetfits of Orthodontic Treatment

The most important benefits of orthodontic treatment are the most visible ones: straight teeth and a winning smile. But that is just the start. Straight teeth, aided by braces, contribute to healthy teeth and gums which means preventing future cavities and periodontal disease.

Thinking Of Changing Your Orthodontist?

Changing orthodontists whilst in the midst of treatment may seem daunting but, relax. Though not a common occurrence it has been and can be done. There are many reasons that patients choose to change their orthodontist. Oftentimes, a change in circumstances is what dictates that a change is in order. These usually include a job transfer, going off to a new school and such. But there are other reasons as well.

Caring For Your Braces

Your teeth are at a vulnerable stage when first fitted for braces so you have to be careful to care for your new oral investment. To avoid problems for your braces encased teeth, remember that this is a sensitive time for your teeth.

Does My Child Need Braces?

I see many of my child’s chums and classmates wearing braces. Maybe my child should, too. The question is best answered by the dental experts at Forest & Ray. Many orthodontists say children should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming in, around age 7 because overcrowding issues begin to become apparent about then.

A Little History Of Orthodontics

With all the new orthodontic procedures and appliances that flood the media, you might think that orthodontics is a relatively modern concept. Nothing could be further from the truth. We now know that crooked teeth are as old as man and that the attempts to correct them go back thousands of years.

Getting Braces Removed: What Comes Next

So, you’ve been wearing braces for quite a while now. You’ve got good reason to excited but you have some anxiety. What comes next? Some worry about the actual process of having the braces removed, as well as what happens after they are gone. No worries. Soon, you’ll be seeing your new, braces- free smile, after wearing adult braces or a child’s braces.

Bite Problems: Underbite, Overbite, Openbite, Crossbite—What Are They?

Having a stable bite is essential to be able to bite and chew food properly, that is for certain. These bite problems are usually referred to as underbite, overbite, and crossbite. These problems are also known as malocclusions and they can lead to many orthodontic issues including speech difficulty. Just what do these terms mean?

Common Problems With Braces

Getting braces is an important step on the journey to a beautiful smile—but it’s not all a bed of roses. It can be difficult to adjust to the braces and continue to take care of one’s teeth. The good news is that many of these problems with braces are entirely avoidable.

Sensitive Teeth And Braces

Tooth sensitivity can be an enormous concern for anyone thinking about braces. Braces put pressure on the teeth and gums — which may add to any pain or existing sensitivity— but they have to in order to effectively shift the teeth and obtain a perfect smile.

Braces: Clearing Up The Confusion About Them

Maybe you’ve been contemplating getting braces but are hesitant because you’ve heard confusing things about them. To be sure, regarding braces, misinformation, myths, and misconceptions abound. Leave it to the dental professionals at Forest & Ray to sort out fact from fiction for you so you can attain that smile you’ve always wanted.

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