Metal braces are the most common type for orthodontic patients. Even though metal braces are much smaller, flatter, and more comfortable than in the past they cause many lifestyle changes and challenges, such as difficulties when chewing or speaking. These may affect a person’s self-esteem as well. Metal braces require an orthodontist to place brackets… Continue reading The Challenges of Metal Braces
When braces or other orthodontics are first removed, most people feel a sense of freedom and relief. However, it is very important to maintain your oral hygiene routine after the braces have been removed. To maintain your new smile, a lifetime of good, preventative oral care will be required. If you choose not to follow… Continue reading Life After Braces: Maintain Great Smile!
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was something associated with the teenage years. Today, however, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists recently released the statistic that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. There are adults across the nation that have decided they want to… Continue reading Adult Orthodontics and its Benefits