More Adults Opt for Braces

Adult Braces

More adults are opting for braces and other orthodontic treatments, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. Most are after a better smile, some are addressing bite/alignment issues that have been bugging them for years, and others are trying to correct brand-new problems that cropped up later in life. Orthodontists aim for discretion when recommending treatments, especially with adults. This demographic favors Invisalign, back-of-the-mouth lingual systems and porcelain braces, wh

Make Invisalign More Effective


Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be removed, so how well/quickly it works will depend somewhat on your habits and behaviors. Your orthodontist will recommend how often Invisalign needs to be kept in each day. Follow your dentist’s instructions carefully. Some patients are told they can remove Invisalign for two hours each day, others get a four-hour window. Generally, anything over four hours may extend the amount of time you need to wear Invisalign. Most people don’t need to

Invisalign vs. Braces


In some cases, you may be able to choose between Invisalign or braces. In other instances, your orthodontist might make the call for you. You’re probably wondering if one’s better than the other, more affordable or more effective. The obvious benefits of Invisalign win over a lot of people early, but what’s most important is that you select an orthodontic treatment that will do the best job for you. Get the wrong orthodontics, and you may have to fix your teeth all over again in the fut

Orthodontics Resolutions For 2016

Orthodontics Resolutions

If you have orthodontics, some of the best resolutions you can make for 2016 include getting preventive care, keeping your mouth healthy and caring for your braces or Invisalign in the best way possible. This type of resolution is much easier than some of the more traditional ones. For starters, commit to never skipping your orthodontist appointments. They help your dentist gauge your progress and spot any issues early. Orthodontic patients especially need to stay on top of oral care, since a

Braces and Holiday Treats

Holiday Braces

Your braces shouldn’t get in the way of your holiday fun. Yes, you made it through Thanksgiving with flying colors — but pumpkin pie isn’t exactly the most challenging treat to take on with braces. It’s the later winter holidays that can be a challenge, full of tough and sticky toffee or gooey fudge that loves to get stuck in braces. If you have traditional braces or The Damon System, don’t worry. Your holidays aren’t in trouble, and you actually can enjoy a slew of treats that