Braces are an orthopedic treatment used to correct overcrowded or crooked teeth or an overbite, suitable for all ages. Often, the teeth may be straight, but the lower and upper jaw cannot meet adequately. This problem can either be inherited, a result of injuries received early or late tooth loss, or thumb-sucking.
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The holidays are so busy! No matter what holidays you and your family celebrate, this is the season of family gatherings, holiday feasts, and festive celebrations. With so much planning, shopping, traveling, and partying going on, the last thing you want to do is have to arrange your plans (or menus) because of your orthodontic treatment. If you’re looking for the ultimate in holiday convenience when it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign is hands-down the winner over braces. Here’s why…
When Christmas rolls around, there’s one thing we all look forward to – the food! From cookies for Santa (that you snag for yourself) to the Christmas dinner spread and, of course, stocking candy, there are a lot of sweet treats and savory snacks we wait all year to enjoy. But some of those Christmas foods are getting coal in their stockings because they lead to broken braces, emergency orthodontic visits, and just a general buzzkill for the holiday spirit!
Walk through any middle school or high school, and you’ll see them everywhere – braces! Getting braces is practically a right of passage for American kids, but plenty of adults wear braces, too! In fact, about 4 million Americans are wearing braces right now. But do you know how they actually work to move the teeth and create straight, gorgeous smiles?
Thanksgiving is all about food, family, and friends. Family traditions, grandma’s family recipes, seeing relatives you don’t get to see on a daily basis, and of course, football make Thanksgiving one of the most fun holidays of the year. But when you’re wearing braces, it can be a bit tricky to navigate.
Grab your plastic pumpkin, your costume and your best “boo” face because Halloween is almost here! While the streets will be filled with ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, we think the scariest thing you’ll see on Halloween is candy that rips your braces right off your teeth! Yikes!
Jaw pain keeping you up and night or preventing you from enjoying your favorite foods? You may have TMJ dysfunction, or temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint is where your jawbone connects to your skull, and whether you realize it or not, you use it constantly!
Another visit to the dentist or orthodontist, and yet another cavity! How does this keep happening? After all, your child brushes and flosses just like we’ve shown them here at Atlanta Orthodontic Specliaists because brushing and flossing takes a little more effort and ingenuity while you’re wearing braces. But try as you might, your child is still getting cavities. Why?
You got braces over the summer – and that’s awesome! Nearly everyone has braces at some point, and now you’re part of the club. But is there anything you need to know about going back to school with braces? Yes! Having braces at school presents a few new challenges, but don’t worry – we’ve put together this handy list so you’ll be prepared!
When we meet someone with naturally straight teeth, it’s a shock! “You’re so lucky!” we say. Why are crooked and crowded teeth so common? Are we at the mercy of our genetics when it comes to naturally straight teeth? New research suggests that we have more control than we think over whether we develop crooked teeth, and it all comes down to diet.