Most Common Orthodontic Terms Defined

Throughout your orthodontic treatment, you may hear your orthodontists refer to different parts of your braces that you had no idea even existed. Some terms may be familiar and some may sound like an entirely different language. It is important to know what these terms mean so that you can... Read more »

Orthodontic Tips for Children

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. There are many reasons for this, but here are a few of the most important: Orthodontists can spot problems with baby teeth and new teeth that others may not see... Read more »

Tips and Tricks for Eating With Your Braces

Most people who have had braces know that eating with braces is not a walk in the park. Here are four tips to help make eating a little bit more enjoyable for these 12-18 months. Chew food with the side of your mouth. When you first get your braces on,... Read more »

Getting Your Braces On

Braces used to be associated negatively among children many years ago. Names like “brace face” and “metal mouth” were common phrases exchanged among school children. Today, between 50-70 percent of American children between the ages of 6-18 have braces, and society has learned to embrace the “brace face.” Getting braces... Read more »