Archive for 'orthodontics' Category

The Best Job to Have in 2016 is… An Orthodontist!

Fun Dental Facts, orthodontics

Every year, U.S. News & World Report comes up with a ranking of the 100 best jobs, based on a number of indicators: personal fulfillment, stress level, compensation and room for advancement, among other criteria. Rising to the top of the list for 2016 is the dental specialist who straightens more...

Kathy Bates Chose Invisalign to Straighten Her Smile

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics

Although she's taken on many different roles in her career, Kathy Bates is perhaps best known for portraying creepy characters — like the ones she played in the film Misery and the TV show American Horror Story. So, when she recently told Dear Doctor magazine, "I noticed my teeth were more...

Pup Gets Braces – And it’s a Dog-Gone Good Thing!

Fun Dental Facts, orthodontics

For many people, dogs are a lot like members of the family. They go to the groomer for regular “beauty treatments,” travel along with their human companions on vacation, and have special birthday celebrations. Just recently, one cute pooch became an internet sensation when he was pictured at the vet’s more...

What Is a Palatal Expander?

orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontists don’t just reposition crooked teeth, they can also treat aspects of facial growth and jaw development to create a more aesthetic and functional bite. The palatal expander is an appliance they can use to achieve this. It gently widens the upper jaw and palate (roof of the mouth) — more...

Kristin Cavallari Talks About Her “Spaghetti Catcher”

Celebrity Smiles, orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

Everybody knows that Kristin Cavallari has a winning smile. In fact, the 25-year-old actress and TV personality recently received the 2012 “Smile of the Year” award from Dear Doctor magazine! But here's something you may not know: Her teeth weren't always as perfect as they are now. Cavallari began with more...

You’re Never Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment


It may come as a surprise that some 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. But it really shouldn't! When you consider the social and professional advantages of investing in your smile, the benefits are clear. Plus, with the less-noticeable orthodontic appliances that are available today, many people are able more...

Alternatives to Traditional Braces for Adult Orthodontics


Perhaps you're an adult who could benefit from orthodontic treatment — but you're worried that metal braces will clash with your professional image. Did you know that, besides the standard silvery orthodontic appliances, there are a number of other options available? Traditional metal braces are something you can't help noticing more...

The Value of a Two-Phased Approach to Orthodontics


When it comes to your children's teeth, you want what is best—the best results and value! For this reason, if you notice bite or misalignment issues as their permanent teeth are surfacing, you should quickly schedule an appointment with your dentist or an orthodontist for a consultation. While this may more...

What are TADs?

dental implants, orthodontics

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) are transitional mini-implants or screws that are an effective tool orthodontists (“ortho” = movement, “dont” = teeth) use to help move teeth more quickly and accurately during treatment. This new technology consists of mini-screws or mini-implants that are temporarily placed into the bone of the jaws more...

Using Orthodontic Retainers to Protect Your New Smile


After completing the process of wearing braces, it is a wonderful feeling to once again feel that smooth surface of your teeth. And now that your teeth are finally straight, you may think that your job is done. However, your teeth will tend to relapse into their old position quite more...