It has become a recent trend to take various supplements for different health conditions. You might have heard about the benefits of collagen supplements for your hair and nails, or vitamin D for boosting your mood. But, did you know that you can also take vitamins and minerals to help strengthen your teeth? It’s true! However, before rushing off to the store and haul for supplements, it is important to know not only what vitamins help strengthen the teeth, but also what benefits do these vitamins contribute to your oral health.
Do Orthodontic Braces Cause White Spots on Teeth?
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 white spots after the brackets are removed. White 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 white spots 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.
Damon System Versus Traditional Braces
Because orthodontic technology has been expanding over the years, it’s normal for you to have a variety of choices for your treatment. Two choices that you may want to decide between are traditional brackets and Damon brackets. The Damon System is one of the newest forms of corrective devices, and there are several advantages to it. The following is some information about the Damon system in relation to the traditional system. You can use it to make an honest decision when you are ready to start your treatment.
Join Dr. Kyle Childers, the team at Childers Orthodontics and our amazing patients on a journey back to the classic 80’s with this fun music video “The Smiles We’re Achieving”.
Want to sing along? No problem! Here are the song lyrics:
The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey
Just a small town girl’
A braces smile and hair that’s curled
She hops into the car for her special day
A Johnston City boy
Born and raised in Illinois
He’s leaving school today to go somewhere cool
They walked into the clinic room
Knowing braces would be off soon
For a smile they will share with friends
That lasts on, and on, and on
In our nice reception room
Their teeth are going to feel tighttttt
But they, know that
It will be worth it soon
They will have a healthy Biteeeeee
Placing braces to get that grill
Bending wires gives me a thrill
Straightening teeth is just my vice
Just one more smile…….
Some like Invisalign
Because it’s clear
You’re lucky cause we do both here
Oh the fun here never ends it goes on, and on, and on
Happy with their brand-new smiles
Knowing, Childers did it right
They wear retainers
To keep their teeth from moving
It’s what they’ll do every nighttttttt
Don’t stop believing
Your teeth will be straight
Excellence is the reason oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhhh
The care you’re receiving
Will be the best you ever had
From beginning to leaving oh, oh, ohhhhhhhh
The smiles we’re achieving
Are beautiful to have
Change yours this season oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhh
For more information contact: Childers Orthodontics 201 West Washington, Benton, IL 62812. Your rocking orthodontist is Southern Illinois
The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey
Orthodontic Fact #1 Almost 25% of patients that wore braces had to get them again after treatment because they failed to wear retainers as they were advised
Someone dreading the idea of braces? How silly they’ll look? Getting food stuck in their teeth? How long they’ll have to wear them? The pain? The cost? Things have changed. Today, there are options that will take the sting out of getting teeth aligned, but still lead to the perfect smile.
Wearing braces during your treatment at Childers Orthodontics presents some unique challenges in the types of food you can safely eat. The wrong items can be difficult to remove from between your teeth and the appliance. Other foods may even break or loosen your braces.
Braces Friendly Recipe: Dinner Lasagna
Lasagna is a great dinner choice because it provides you with several food groups in one easy dish.
Childers Orthodontics is pleased to be partnered with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that assists in providing orthodontic scholarships to children whose family has financial challenges. Childers Orthodontics has been working with Smiles for a Lifetime since 2010 and we greatly enjoy our partnership!
We aim to change the lives of those who demonstrate excellence in their school, family, and community. It is our mission to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and give local youth a vision of personal success. The gift of a smile can do all of this for a deserving youth who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and the world around them.
This year, we are pleased to announce the recipients of our quarterly scholarships!
One of the ways I continually try to challenge myself and improve my service to patients is by visiting other orthodontic offices. Fortunately, I am blessed with being part of the Schulman Study Group (SSG) which comprises of 125 of the best orthodontic practices throughout the United States and Canada. I recently visited one of my SSG colleagues’ office in Kent, Ohio. The Orthodontist is Dr Steve Belli and he has been in practice for 23 years. Along with myself were several other SSG orthodontists: Dr Tim Busik of Forth Wayne Indiana, Dr Jean Kay of Toledo Ohio, Dr Joel Gluck of Nashville Tennessee, Dr Mike Lanzetta of Michigan, and Randal Moles of Milwaukee Wisconsin.
We observed Dr. Belli’s office and mingled with his patients throughout the day. At the end of the day, we gathered together to discuss things that we felt were exceptional and unique that could possibly be applied to our offices. Additionally, Dr. Belli encouraged us to give him some feedback on anything we saw with the way in which he managed his patients and practice that we felt he could improve on. Needless to say learning, in this manner can be very educational and rewarding.
My office has been selected for the next office to visit. I will be having 5-7 orthodontist visit my Herrin office in October. I look forward to hearing their comments and suggestions. I am never done trying to improve my skills and service to patients.
Dr. Kyle Childers and our team are excited to offer Invisalign Teen, a clear alternative to braces that’s just for teens! With Invisalign Teen, we are able to straighten your teen’s teeth without the hassle, discomfort, and embarrassment of traditional braces.
What is so good about Invisalign Teen
Invisalign Teen’s clear aligners are virtually invisible. What’s more, they are removable, which means your child is free to eat anything they choose, as well as brush and floss with ease! And best of all, Invisalign Teen uses no wires or metal to straighten your teen’s teeth. Read more
Did you know there is a direct correlation between your bite and your overall health? When your teeth and jaws are not properly-aligned, it may affect your breathing, speech, and, in extreme cases, even affect the appearance of your face. As a result of malocclusion, also commonly referred to as “bad bite,” your teeth may become crooked, worn or protruded over time. Most people experience some degree of malocclusion, but it is generally not severe enough to require corrective measures. If your malocclusion is serious enough, however, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct the issue.