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A Survival Guide for Going Back to School with Braces

By |2019-08-07T20:34:25+00:00August 7th, 2019|

August is national back-to-school month! For students who are starting the new school year with braces for the first time, school may seem like a very difficult place to navigate. However, it isn’t as stressful as it may seem. Every student—whether new to dental braces or an experienced patient—should know what supplies to keep packed [...]

Orthodontist or Dentist – Which One Do You Need to See?

By |2019-07-16T18:19:33+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Many people use the terms orthodontist and dentist interchangeably. While both types of doctors treat your mouth, they provide different specialized services. It may seem confusing at first, but the differences are actually easy to understand. Let’s take a look at the differences between an orthodontist and a dentist, as well as which one you [...]

It Takes an Orthodontist to Outsmart Wisdom Teeth

By |2019-06-20T18:02:35+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Officially known as third molars, wisdom teeth represent an odd time of transition in the human skeleton during our gradual adaptation to our environment and modern way of life. As the jaw bone (mandible) has become smaller – a development generally attributed to changes in diet – wisdom teeth persist in growing. They have yet [...]

Broken Braces and Chipped Teeth

By |2019-05-14T20:48:09+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Made of 96% mineral content, teeth are the hardest substance in the human body. Traditional metal braces are made of stainless steel, an extremely durable material. However, both can be damaged or broken. Damage to either teeth or braces can necessitate an emergency visit to the dentist or orthodontist.   Can Braces Break? Damage to [...]

Malocclusions – What They Are and How to Correct Them

By |2019-04-10T13:49:57+00:00April 10th, 2019|

The term “malocclusion” is used by orthodontists to identify a condition commonly known as a “bad bite.” Many people have malocclusion to some degree, which may not require treatment for minor cases. However, diagnosing malocclusion to determine its severity (or potential severity) and correcting it as early as possible is important for numerous reasons, including [...]

It’s Cheaper Than Ever to Straighten Your Teeth, But is it Safe?

By |2019-03-20T13:09:50+00:00March 20th, 2019|

With society becoming more and more digitized and people relying on technology, some daily tasks have become much easier. Any item or service can be accessed with the click of a button. But, should dental care be given the same level of online accessibility as ordering food? Do-it-yourself orthodontics have been becoming more and more [...]

How Does Orthodontic Insurance Work?

By |2019-03-19T19:48:04+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Although expensive, people continue to invest in orthodontic treatment, whether for themselves or their children. In some cases it is to improve image, while for others it is medically necessary. In either scenario, people strive to find the most affordable avenue to achieve the optimal desired outcome. Keep reading to learn about your options to [...]

Considering the Many Types of Braces – Which One is Right for You?

By |2019-06-26T15:26:27+00:00January 17th, 2019|

  Over four million people in the United States wear braces, and 25 percent of these individuals are adults. With advances in both appearance and comfort, an ever-increasing number of people are seeking to improve their smile with braces. Determining which option is right for you, however, can be challenging. Keep reading to learn about [...]

How Much Will My Braces Cost?

By |2019-06-26T15:27:45+00:00December 18th, 2018|

  When people decide to pursue braces, whether it be to improve their bite or for cosmetics, their first question is often the same. How much will braces cost? There are several elements that factor into the final cost of braces, which vary upon the individual. Learn some of these factors, and why braces differ [...]

Invisalign or Braces: Which Should You Choose?

By |2019-06-26T15:16:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Since the launch of Invisalign in 2000, over five million people, including more than one million teenagers, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles. While this option has introduced a revolutionary method of treatment, many question whether Invisalign or traditional braces are better.   At Wiewiora and Dunn Orthodontics, we offer both Invisalign [...]