Crooked teeth mean braces. You or your child may ask what braces do and what is gonna go into their mouth. Braces are made up of different parts and materials doing differing tasks to move the teeth. Orthodontists use the skills learned to know how much work a particular part needs to do. In this…
Power chains are connected strings of ligatures (elastics). These ligatures that hold the metal wire in place for your braces can be made out of elastic bands or chains. Your bracket will have its own individual ligature, but a power chain gives you more options when it comes to connecting them all together and forming an even…
Whether you have an issue that requires correction or simply wish for a straighter smile, braces are an effective orthodontic treatment for adults. While the basic options are similar for adult and pediatric patients, adults may have different needs and desires to take into consideration when selecting their treatment.
People with dental insurance are more likely to visit their oral health specialist regularly and experience greater overall health, but how does dental insurance impact getting braces or other necessary orthodontic treatments? Our team is used to helping our patients navigate payment options and financing, so here is some of their best insight on braces and dental insurance.
While there’s no specific toothpaste for braces, there are certain types of toothpaste that will better benefit someone currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. Read on to learn what’s the best toothpaste for braces or Invisialign.
Preparing for an orthodontist appointment – especially your first one – can be a bit stressful. In order to help with some of that worry, in this blog post, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to be prepared for your next orthodontist appointment.
With benefits such as reduced treatment time and lower cost, it’s easy to see why at-home orthodontics is growing in popularity. However, Tisseront Orthodontics is joining the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in warning you about the potential harm DIY braces can cause.
According to The American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. If you’re an adult that’s curious or concerned about potentially receiving orthodontic treatment, let us answer your questions about adult braces.
With traditional metal braces, wires connect all of the brackets and are the driving force in straightening your teeth. These wires are pretty tough, but some patients may occasionally experience issues with their wires or other parts of their orthodontic appliance.
Braces do NOT mean that your meals will become less nutritious or delicious! To make sure that your teeth and implements are as strong and safe as they can be, there are just a few simple rules that you should keep in mind when deciding what to eat.