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Why Choose Braces Over Invisalign?

Braces

Invisalign can invisibly straighten your teeth, and you can even take them out for up to two hours each day for special events — so why would anyone choose braces? There are very good reasons, and no two patients (or mouths) are the same. Only your orthodontist can tell you if Invisalign or braces is better for you. However, if you want to do your own research, start with the basics: From a price standpoint, it can be negligible. Invisalign is clear, while braces can come in a variety of color

Why Choose a Dental Specialist?

Why Choose a Dental Specialist

Becoming a dental specialist like an orthodontist is no easy task. Specialists are committed and passionate about a certain dentistry niche, going above and beyond in all aspects of their training and career in order to provide the best service and results to patients. Though specialists are not required for any procedures, they should be. For example, any general dentist can perform a root canal, but this job should be left to an endodontist (a type of dental surgeon). Even a seemingly simple p

A Brief History of Types of Braces

History of Braces

You may think you know the types of braces available: traditional metal, the Damon System and Invisalign are all fairly common. However, braces (before they were known as braces) have actually been around since ancient times. For centuries, orthodontic treatment was considered cosmetic, but today dentists know that misaligned teeth can lead to early tooth loss and periodontal disease. However, the very basic idea of braces has always been the same — apply light, constant pressure to shift teet

Why Damon Braces are “Worth It”

Damon Braces

The revolutionary Damon braces received a 100 percent “worth it” rating on one of the most popular review sites for health products and tools, Real Self. Damon braces are known for being very comfortable, to work quickly and offering consistent results. However, what potential new patients really want to know is if these types of braces are worth it for them. Getting the best orthodontic match, whether it’s Damon braces, regular braces or Invisalign, will take some research and in-person c

Orthodontics: Facts & Figures from 2014

Orthodontics Statistics

The American Dental Association has gathered orthodontics statistics from 2014 that show braces (and braces alternatives!) just keep growing in popularity. According to the ADA survey, 70 percent of orthodontics are worn by females, and most of them choose braces for aesthetic reasons. Most female patients are between 12 and 15 years old, but plenty of adult women wear braces, too. Adult patients of both genders are also fans of other options for a better smile such as implants, bridges and crow