During treatment and especially a global pandemic like COVID-19, keeping up with your progress and ensuring your treatment stay the course is essential. Those using Invisalign aligners have an advantage over those with fixed bracket braces. Dental Monitoring is an excellent way to ensure your braces are doing what they should be doing, and you can safely move to your next aligner. A simple plastic device called the DM Cheek Retractor and a smartphone is all you need to send digital images to your orthodontist. In this post, we’ll explain what Dental Monitoring is and why you need it more than ever. Let’s get cracking.
Both a dentist and orthodontist are doctors. They work to improve the oral health of their patients. Though they achieve these results through different methods. Dentistry is a broad medical term dealing with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. And can include treatment of tooth decay as well as tooth extraction. Orthodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on irregularities of the teeth. Irregularities such as correcting bites, occlusion, and alignment of the teeth and jaws. In this post, we’ll take you through the difference between a Dentist and an Orthodontist? Let’s get going.
Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be painful and uncomfortable. If you are using traditional wire and bracket braces, then the treatment time can be sped up in numerous ways. Adhering to the schedule set out by your orthodontist is the main one. Other helping hands come in the form of devices like Power Chains. Power chains do the same job as ‘O’ rings just speedier. In this post, we’ll take you through what power chains for braces are and how they can help you complete treatment in less time. Let’s get cracking.
While self-isolating in this time of uncertainty, you can be rest assured the work on your teeth remains in motion. Your braces won’t know the self-isolating issues we face, they will keep working. Your orthodontist remains open, in a restricted manner of course. The world seems paused, but you need not worry your treatment will too. In this post, we’ll show you the basics of oral care during a lockdown and how you can be confident about your smile by remembering how to look after your braces while self-isolating. Let’s get going.
We all know the pain and angst-ridden lifestyles of our beloved little ones. The teen years arrive like a runaway train. Physical looks are always on the minds of our teens as they are bound by peer pressure and the rules of attraction. When Invisalign announced they had made clear aligners suitable for teens, phones buzzed. Yes, your teen can get their smile perfected without the ugly traditional metal braces of old. In this post, we’ll take you through 7 facts about Invisalign Teen. Let’s get going!
We only get one set of teeth for a lifetime, so it is important that we take care of them. That is why your orthodontist may have recommended braces for you or your children. Orthodontic braces can correct most common dental issues. There are drawbacks to consider. Like diet. Yes, you’ll have to forgo some foods to get perfect teeth. In this post, we’ll show you foods to avoid while wearing braces. Let’s get going.
Invisalign Express is an orthodontic treatment that involves straightening of teeth with aligners. Traditional braces made of metal are now considered old fashioned and awkward. Some need specific treatment like Invisalign Express. In this post, we’ll show you how much treatment costs for only upper teeth. Let’s get investigating.
Treatment time for the Damon system. Although braces were first invented back in 1728 they were not the devices that were either convenient or subtle. In reality, Pierre Fauchard, the so-called “Father of Modern Orthodontics,” was famous for using forceps to move teeth to where he needed them to go-ouch! Here at Childers Orthodontics, we are proud to note that from those early days, the braces of today have come a very long way. In this post, we’ll lay out what to expect and the treatment time for Damon System Braces. Let’s get cracking on with it.
Incorrect bites are common problems that cause people embarrassment because it alters their appearance. Underbites occur when your top and bottom teeth do not align properly and the bottom tends to overlap the top ones. While an underbite is often visible from the front of your face, your profile tends to be the most affected. You may also notice issues such as difficulty chewing or speaking if your underbite is especially pronounced. In this post, we’ll take you through underbite correction without surgery. Let’s get going.
What causes white spots on teeth after braces? For most people, braces are the ideal way to get a better smile. However, some people end up getting disappointed by the results of their orthodontic braces because they notice unsightly spots after the brackets are removed. These spots can be a little unpleasant to look at, but you should not let them stop you from deciding to get braces. The reality is that they are entirely preventable even if you are wearing orthodontic braces. Keep reading to find out all about the underlying cause of white spots and learn how you can protect your teeth from them. Let’s get reading.