Why More Adults Are Opting for Orthodontic Treatment

Adult Braces

Orthodontists are seeing an increase in adult treatment with a number of older Americans opting for braces, Invisalign and other procedures. A Columbus, Ohio, woman recently shared her story with local media outlets about why she thinks you’re never too old to fix your grin. She recalls being so embarrassed by her teeth that she would cover her mouth when she laughed and had perfected a closed-mouth smile for photos. It was just a few months before her 70th birthday when she decided to fix her

Benefits of Bonded Orthodontic Retainers

Bonded Retainer Benefits

Sometimes bonded orthodontic retainers are needed to maintain the alignment of teeth. Retention is used when teeth are in good alignment, whether naturally or as the result of orthodontic treatment. After all, you want to keep the straight teeth you were naturally gifted or that you achieved through orthodontia. Teeth can and often will shift throughout your lifetime for a number of reasons, from how you chew to if you tongue thrust or if you experience natural bone movement. If an orthodontist

4 Myths about Braces that Need to Go

Myths About Braces

Getting braces is a big deal whether you’re a tween or in your 40s and finally took the step to straighten those teeth or address that alignment issue. However, there are many myths about braces floating around that are either extremely outdated or have never been true. It is important to separate fact from fiction, especially when it comes to your health. Oral health impacts almost every other system in the body, and braces aren’t always (or solely) for cosmetic reasons. Whether you need br

4 Most Common Oral Hygiene Problems

Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene, both at home and during dental visits, can play a huge role in overall health. Unfortunately, many people either don’t know the basics of proper oral hygiene or are rusty due to lack of practice. Numerous studies have shown that dental health is linked to health in nearly every other part of the body, from cardiac health to immune system health. A high-quality dental team not only offers comprehensive cleaning services, but also takes the time during each visit to re-train

Some Irish Teens Wait Years for Orthodontics

Irish Teen Orthodontics

Orthodontics, whether they are traditional braces, the Damon System or Invisalign, have long been a milestone for teens. From the old days of “brace face” to today’s nearly invisible aligner options which let teens go to dances, school picture day and first dates with self-confidence, teens now have more options for obtaining straight teeth. Younger teeth are easier to shift, align and perfect, so unfortunately for hormone-driven, acne-prone, apathetic teens, these are the prime years for