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Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

Smiling old woman with eyeglassYou’ve guided your children through braces and various types of dental appointments and you’ve seen the change in their appearance. Now you’re wondering, “Does age matter for braces?”. Seeing these children turn into adults and still have their beautiful straight smile might keep you wondering, “Are above 50 years old too old for orthodontic braces?”.

Well, if you wish for straight, even teeth to provide you with a beautiful smile then your age will not matter at all. You’re never too old to get braces if you want to enhance your smile or if your teeth have suffered disease or trauma, after all, what you just want is a more beautiful smile. If you’re unsatisfied with your teeth or feeling less than secure in your appearance because your teeth are not white enough or are not even complete, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Childers’ orthodontic office to get started on your new smile. Read more

MIND THE GAP SIGN

Close Gaps Where Teeth are Lost | 3 QUICK FACTS

 

MIND THE GAP SIGN

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Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, whether through inadequate care or some kind of accident. Regardless, many times patients walk into an orthodontist’s office and wonder: any chance that my teeth will move and close the gaps caused by the fact that two teeth are lost? In this post, we’re going to show you the quick facts on missing teeth. Let’s dive right in.

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What are Lingual Braces?

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Surprisingly, of the more than four million people in the U.S. wearing various types of braces, 25 percent of these individuals are adults. This is according to the insurance company, Humana.

Lingual braces are said to be the least conspicuous orthodontic braces available to children and adults seeking to improve their smile with dental appliances. Although this choice of braces does not usually get the spotlight it deserves, it can be as effective as traditional metal braces, tooth-colored or ceramic braces, and Invisalign.

So, our orthodontist at Childers Orthodontics is not usually surprised when patients ask, “How do lingual braces work” “How long is lingual braces treatment” or “When to have lingual braces treatment.” These are just a few of the frequently asked questions by adults considering lingual braces to correct misaligned, crooked, overcrowded, or widely-spaced teeth. Read More

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(7 REASONS) Braces for Adults are Worth the Trouble

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When you think of braces, you probably picture a kid or teen wearing metal appliances and going to school. It’s often thought that after you’re out of your teens, the thought of getting braces is absurd and shouldn’t be considered.

Thankfully, there is a growing trend of individuals who are choosing to get braces well into their adult years. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is it still worth it to have braces as an adult?”, you’ll want to consider all of the benefits that will come from working with an orthodontist and having this work done. Braces for adults are here to stay.

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Does My Child Need To Have Baby Teeth Removed

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If your child still has their baby teeth, you may be wondering when they should be removed to prevent major orthodontic delays. Most baby teeth start to fall out when a child is around five or six years old. It can take a few years for all baby teeth to fall out. If your child still has some or all of their baby teeth when they are nine or 10 years, they may need to be removed. Removing the baby teeth can help your child to have a fuller and straighter smile with fewer orthodontic problems.

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Does Age Really Matter? (When Getting Braces) 5 Answers

 

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Many adults are unhappy with their teeth and getting braces. With age, teeth often become more crowded or crooked. In addition, some problems with bite and alignment become apparent when they begin to cause pain or tooth damage. Some adults did not grow up in families that could afford high-quality dentistry or orthodontics and thus are interested in straightening their teeth at a later age. Does age affect the success of braces? The answer is complicated. While there is an ideal age for orthodontic work, most adults can successfully straighten their teeth.

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Why Aren’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Coming In?

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Losing a tooth is a rite of passage that all children must go through sooner or later. Most people choose to celebrate the loss of a baby tooth and the arrival of permanent teeth as their children grow. Unfortunately, sometimes permanent teeth become delayed and parents begin to worry. Why aren’t my child’s permanent teeth coming in? This is a valid question, and there are multiple explanations for why this might happen. Here, we will explain some of the most common reasons why permanent teeth are delayed as well as answering the following questions for future reference:

  • How does it take for permanent teeth to come in?
  • How to know if the teeth is permanent
  • What are the proper ways to take care of permanent teeth?

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I Have a Severe Underbite and Don’t want Surgery (What to Do?)

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I Have a Severe Underbite and Don’t Want Surgery. What Should I Do?

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 teeth tend 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.

Unfortunately, many people think that they only way to fix an underbite is to have surgery. And this false belief could cause you to go years without seeking help. If you struggle with an incorrect bite and don’t want surgery, then you may naturally be wondering are there other ways to fix severe underbite if surgery is not an option. You can use this guide to find the answers to your questions and get started on finding an acceptable method for treatment.

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Braces Color Wheel | Find The Best Color For You

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Getting braces is a huge milestone moment for older kids and teens who can finally enjoy the happiness that comes with having a beautiful smile. While there are several types of options that are available for teeth straightening today, traditional metal braces are still one of the most popular styles that we use in our office. Not only can these braces correct major gaps and bite issues, but they also give kids a chance to make wearing them fun. Since these braces require special rubber bands, you can play around with different colors to create fun and unique styles. Now that you are ready to give these a try, you can use these strategies to figure out how to choose the best color for your teeth.

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