We cannot believe that Halloween is here! We know it can be challenging for some of our patients receiving orthodontic care to enjoy Halloween the same way they have other years. It is important to remember that wearing braces and other hardware is just temporary, and for many, all of the restrictions that may be in place now will be over by next Halloween. The good news is, there is plenty to eat and enjoy this Halloween even while wearing an expander, braces, or other orthodontic hardware. Read on to learn more.
At The Best Braces, we have a number of orthodontic treatments that can improve not only the aesthetics of your teeth but the state of your oral health as well. We want to help patients improve issues with their oral health that may be impacting their daily lives or leading to serious problems with their oral health in the future. One problem that patients may not realize can affect their oral health is an issue with their bite and the alignment of their teeth.
When our patients first get their braces or other hardware, we go over very specific instructions on how to clean the teeth and foods that should generally be avoided. Not only do we review these topics because we want to prevent your braces from breaking, but we also want to help prevent decay and other oral health problems from developing while you are wearing braces. Read on to learn more about how braces can lead to problems with decay.
When patients first visit our office to learn about orthodontic care, the majority of individuals, adults and children alike, are interested in learning how orthodontic treatment can enhance the appearance of their smile. While orthodontic care can improve the appearance of your teeth and your self-esteem, orthodontic treatment is often needed to fix the placement of teeth as a way to improve oral health. Here are some non-cosmetic reasons for orthodontic treatment:
We offer various orthodontic treatments to fit the needs and desires of our patients. Every orthodontic treatment comes with hardware that is necessary to shift your teeth into the correct placement. Patients who wear braces may need elastics to help move their teeth and shorten treatment time. Do you know what elastics are and the purpose of wearing them? Read on to learn more about this common item used in many orthodontic treatment plans.
Online shopping seems to get bigger and bigger each year. The number of items you can purchase online blows our minds! Who knew there would be a day when you could purchase every item for your home, including a mattress, and never have to leave your home? Although ordering online can be convenient, there are some items that are best purchased in person. One in particular is orthodontics.
No matter your age, preparing for braces can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. We see people each and every day who are receiving orthodontic treatment for one reason or another. It is important to remember that each person’s experience is different, so it is best to take any feedback lightly. We want to share some helpful tips that may be useful to you before you start your orthodontic journey. Continue reading to learn about these tips.
At The Best Braces, we are always looking for ways to improve the treatments we provide to our patients. One aspect of orthodontic care that is always progressing and changing is technology. Thanks to digital technology, the treatments we offer our patients have revolutionized orthodontic care. We are able to offer patients more treatments than ever before, and we have been able to reduce the length of treatment times for many patients.
We don’t know how you feel, but we are thrilled that the warm weather is finally upon us. With the summer season starting soon, we have loved hearing about all of the plans our patients have for the summer. We know that many of you are going on day trips, relaxing with friends and family, and going on vacation. Not that we want to be negative during all the fun, but it is important to be mindful of your orthodontic treatment this summer. Not preparing correctly for a trip or forgetting your restrictions while out and about can lead to complications with your treatment plan. Read on to learn more.
We live during a time when it is very easy to have poor posture. We have so much working against us. Sitting slouched over working at a computer, constantly looking down at your phone, and endless hours of driving all contribute to problems with posture. Posture is the way you hold your body. Having poor posture can lead to a number of complications with your overall health, such as back pain, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders, a hunched stance, spinal dysfunction, and much more. In fact, poor posture can even affect your teeth and jaw.