Choosing between braces, porcelain veneers, composite veneers or snap on veneers to close a gap in teeth? Discover which treatment will work best for the size of your gap, and the shape and color of your teeth.
While overbite and overjet look similar, they are two different conditions, with different causes and treatments. Learn the difference between these two misaligned bites, to choose the best treatment option for your malocclusion.
Extracting impacted wisdom teeth is the best choice. But, with other impacted teeth, your orthodontist can treat the problem during the teeth straightening process. Discover all the treatment options, and the best age to address impacted teeth.
Children with crossbites or crowded teeth may need a palatal expander before getting braces. Explore the different types of orthodontic expanders, and learn who needs palatal expansion and when this treatment needs to happen.
Invisalign is a brand of invisible aligners that corrects many orthodontic problems. People love this option for teeth straightening, because it’s less visible than metal braces
An underbite is a condition where your lower teeth jut out further than your upper teeth. You may also hear your orthodontist call it a Class III malocclusion.
Every patient has a different duration time with braces. The orthodontic treatment choice you make (type of braces vs Invisalign) and the initial condition of your teeth will both affect the total duration of your treatment.
Orthodontic rubber bands are designed to hook onto your braces. They connect your top and bottom brackets and help close extra spaces during your teeth straightening treatment, adjust crossbites, increased overjet, underbites, open bites and midline discrepancies.
When you’re wearing braces, even small problems may leave you searching for orthodontic emergency care. But as it turns out, not every problem with your braces is an emergency. You can resolve most problems with your braces at home. But you should never be in sharp, lasting pain.
When you start thinking about orthodontics, you may be wondering: how long does it take to get used to braces? Will I have to deal with a sore mouth, or with braces pain? I’m sharing my top 9 tips for getting through the beginning of your braces journey.