How is hyperdontia (extra teeth growing in the gums) treated?

2022-11-21T13:57:10+00:00November 17th, 2022|

If you have extra teeth growing in your gums, or you notice your child has extra teeth growing behind their baby teeth, you probably have a few questions! “Hyperdontia” (excessive teeth) can be alarming and concerning if you aren’t familiar with this condition. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique condition, including causes, [...]

Is it Important to Get a Second Opinion in Orthodontics?

2022-05-11T15:03:34+00:00March 17th, 2022|

When you’re looking for an orthodontist for you or your child, how do you know which practice is right for you? Is it possible to “try out” an orthodontist before choosing one?  Yes, you can—and we encourage you to do so! We offer complimentary consultations that include a thorough examination of your smile, so you [...]

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

2022-05-11T15:05:14+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 [...]

Broken Braces and Chipped Teeth

2022-05-11T15:05:14+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

2022-05-11T15:05:14+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 [...]

How Does Orthodontic Insurance Work?

2022-05-11T15:05:40+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 [...]

Invisalign or Braces: Which Should You Choose?

2022-05-11T15:05:41+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 [...]

Why Use an Orthodontist Instead of a General Dentist for Braces?

2022-05-11T15:05:41+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Metal Braces. Clear Braces. Gold Braces. Invisalign. With these options, and so many more, how will you ever choose the best orthodontic option? If you’re in the process of exploring all the possibilities, a consultation with an orthodontist is highly recommended. Many general dentists offer a limited scope of orthodontic treatments in their office. Given [...]

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