Common Orthodontic Terms You Should Know

Do you or a loved one visit our office for treatment and you are confused with the terminology that you hear? We know that it can be a little tricky to understand not only the different treatments we offer, but the vocabulary and terms used for each one. It is important to have some idea what the more popular terms mean especially if you or a loved one experience an emergency and have to explain over the phone what is broken. We have created a glossary of ten popular orthodontic terms to help guide you. Read on to see how many terms you are familiar with.

Three Things To Know Before Starting Orthodontic Treatment

Are you or a loved one planning on starting orthodontic treatment in the near future? Whether you are starting treatment with traditional braces or clear aligners, it can be an exciting time to imagine what your teeth will look like in the future. It can also be a little nerve-racking to begin, especially if you are a new patient with no prior experience with orthodontics. We wanted to share some important information that is important to know before starting treatment.

We Can Help Jaw Discomfort

Are you suffering from persistent jaw tenderness and discomfort? We know that issues with your jaw can affect much of your daily life. If you are having trouble eating, speaking, or even breathing, we can help. By combining jaw surgery and orthodontics, we are able to improve not only your comfort, but also the function and appearance of the mouth. Orthognathic surgery is surgery of the jaw that helps to correct form and function. It realigns the jaw into the proper position and improves the way it works. This procedure, although extremely involved, can be a blessing to a patient who struggles daily with discomfort. It can make life enjoyable again.

How To Keep Teeth And Braces In Tip-Top Shape This Summer

Summer is a favorite season for many of our patients. It is a time to let loose, enjoy the longer days and nights with family and friends, travel to favorite destinations, and not have to worry as much about rules and regulations… unless we are speaking about orthodontic care. As carefree as the summer can be, patients who are receiving orthodontic treatment need to be mindful of their oral health this summer. Treating your mouth properly can ensure that your treatment stays on target and orthodontic emergencies are avoided. Continue reading to learn our suggestions on how to keep your braces intact this summer.

Common Orthodontic Questions

At The Best Braces, we are here to take care of all your orthodontic needs. We know that it can be a little overwhelming when your dentist refers you or your child to our office for an evaluation. Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just can make a huge impact on you or your loved one’s self-esteem by giving you beautiful straight teeth to show off. In many cases, you are creating a healthier environment for your teeth to prevent potentially expensive decay issues. We have answered three of the most popular questions that we get when it comes to orthodontic care.

Don’t Forget This Important Step on Your Journey to Straight Teeth

We know that there is nothing more exciting than the day your braces are finally removed. It is a day that you dream of for many months: the day you can look in the mirror and finally see all the hard work pay off—your teeth are straight and beautiful. Even though you are excited to show off your new smile, it is important to understand that your journey to straight teeth is not over yet. You still need another device to help your teeth remain in this beautiful condition. Continue reading to learn more about the next step in your journey.

True Or False?

True or False? Teeth require the same care with or without braces. The answer to that is false! Teeth with braces require much more care and cleaning time than teeth without braces. Braces create many tiny spaces that are perfect places to trap food, creating tooth decay. Continue reading to learn the necessary steps to keep teeth clean and healthy while wearing braces.

Don’t Let Halloween Play Tricks on Your Braces

Do you like tricks or treats for Halloween? If your answer is treats, we are here to help you keep your orthodontic treatment as quick, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible while celebrating. One of the best parts about Halloween is all of the delicious treats that are available. Sometimes, it is difficult to remember which treats are helpful and which treats can be harmful to your braces. We are here to share which are treats and which are tricks.