Have braces stayed the same since the 1970s?

2023-01-24T22:13:50+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Spoiler alert: Not even close! If you had braces before the 21st century, you’ll notice that today’s braces have changed drastically. Braces are now more compact, durable, efficient and discreet than ever before. Let’s dive into the evolution of braces to see where orthodontics started, compared to where it is now. Braces then and now [...]

Myth Busting: Do braces cause TMJ disorder?

2023-01-11T18:51:29+00:00January 6th, 2023|

Patients whose TMJ pain became more noticeable during braces treatment may think braces are the cause.  Spoiler alert: Studies published by the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry have shown there to be no evidence that braces cause TMJ disorder.  In fact, braces can be a part of the solution to TMJ pain! Here’s everything [...]

Can you get braces if you have missing teeth?

2022-10-03T12:09:08+00:00September 30th, 2022|

Spoiler Alert: Yes, you can still get braces with a missing tooth! There aren’t many factors that can disqualify you from orthodontic treatment with our experienced orthodontists, Dr. Dunn and Dr. Wiewiora. Braces may be recommended for a patient with missing teeth for any number of reasons. At your free orthodontic exam, your orthodontist will [...]

How are your braces tightened? And why?

2022-08-26T12:23:01+00:00August 26th, 2022|

So your orthodontist just finished placing your braces and you’re super excited to start seeing your dream smile come to life before your eyes! Next thing you know the orthodontic assistant is saying something about scheduling your “braces tightening appointment”?  If that gives you images of a metal crank against your braces wire, with a [...]

What age do kids get braces?

2022-06-14T19:06:54+00:00June 14th, 2022|

How old do you have to be to get braces? Is there an age minimum? It’s a valid question! If your child hasn’t received his or her first orthodontic exam yet, how do you know when to start orthodontic treatment or schedule your child’s first exam?  Contrary to popular belief, children should receive their first [...]

Braces or veneers? How to make the best decision for your smile

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00May 4th, 2022|

Dental veneers have become increasingly popular lately - especially among celebrities, ‘influencers’, and reality TV stars!  Are veneers the best solution to achieve a beautiful smile? Or are braces better in the long run? It’s true that both braces and veneers are highly-effective, highly-transformative treatment options - but they aren’t necessarily interchangeable. Veneers can’t treat [...]

Can I eat ice with braces?

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00April 27th, 2022|

If you’re a habitual ice chewer, this one’s for you! When you get braces, do you have to kick that habit or can you continue wreaking havoc on your ice machine? Here’s what you need to know about chewing ice with braces: Chewing ice with braces: can I do it? Unfortunately, ice is on the [...]

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