Fluoridation and the Effects (on my Child’s Mouth)

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 Your child’s dental health is important if you want their teeth to remain healthy throughout childhood and adolescence. While making sure that your child brushes and flosses regularly should keep their teeth healthy, a type of mineral that can be very beneficial for your child’s dental health is fluoride. Which…

What Your Child Should Expect (Before and After Braces)

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 Braces. What your child should expect before and after braces. Your child’s smile is an important part of their self-esteem and confidence. It is rare for a child to develop perfectly straight teeth and some kids have such misalignment problems that it is almost necessary that they visit a local orthodontist….

What Are Orthodontic Elastics? (Rubber Bands)

Last Updated on March 6, 2019 What are orthodontic elastics? When visiting an orthodontist, there are many different appliances that you can and should get for yourself. By working with the pros, you will be able to achieve the beautiful smile that you have always wanted. Whether you’re an adult in braces or have a child…

Three Reasons You Haven’t Gotten Your Braces Off

Last Updated on December 9, 2018 Three Reasons You Haven’t Gotten Your Braces Off After having worn braces for awhile or a time period that feels like awhile to you, you might start to wonder when you can have the structured removed. Similarly, your kids may regularly ask about the end date of the treatment if…

Why does the orthodontist recommend removing teeth?

Last Updated on June 20, 2018 Why does the orthodontist recommend removing teeth? Most people associate the orthodontist with a professional who aligns and straightens teeth. The idea of removing teeth during orthodontia treatment doesn’t seem to match with the specialty. However, there are numerous instances when your Reston, VA, orthodontist might suggest a removal. Take…

How to Clean Invisalign

Last Updated on December 9, 2018 LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2018 How to Clean Invisalign If you have aligners, it’s important that you keep them clean. If you don’t keep them clean, bacteria will grow on the aligners. When bacteria grows on aligners, it can ruin them and make you sick. You’ll want to clean your…

What Are the Discomforts Associated with Invisalign?

LAST UPDATED: MAY 29, 2018 What Are the Discomforts Associated with Invisalign? In the past, orthodontic patients were limited to metal braces that required mounting and constant adjustments throughout their use. The metal often rubbed against checks and lips, which caused frustrating issues among teenage and adult patients. Today’s orthodontic world consists of another tooth-alignment…

I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off!

Last Updated on May 31, 2018 I Want a Perfect Smile When My Braces Come Off! Not everyone is born with perfect teeth. While some issues are apparent from an early age in life, others may not discover significant dental problems until they approach adolescence. A growing number of middle-aged and older people have been aware…

When Do I Get My Braces Off?

Last Updated on May 13, 2018 When Do I Get My Braces Off? If you have braces, you’re probably wondering how long you have to have them on and when you’ll be able to get them off. This is a common question that patients have for their orthodontist. Having braces is sometimes uncomfortable, and most people…

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