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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

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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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Can Expanders Be Used On the Lower Teeth? (7 Questions)

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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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How Much Invisalign? [For Only Upper Teeth]

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How Much Does Invisalign Express Cost for Only Upper Teeth?

Invisalign and Invisalign Express are an orthodontic type of treatment that involves straightening and alignment of teeth. Instead of using the usual kind of braces that are made of metal, this aligning involves wearing clear plastic aligners that are custom made. These aligners are designed to help shift your teeth into the proper position.

Invisalign express refers to a shorter duration orthodontic treatment. It is done where the overcrowding is mild and is recommended for people who used to wear braces. Here is a look at the advantages of this type of dental care then discuss its cost for upper teeth only.

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Can I Consider Braces When I’m Pregnant? [READ ON]

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Can I Wear Braces If I’m Pregnant?

A new and enhanced look will, of course, build your confidence and make you feel proud of your appearance while you are pregnant. There’s nothing that will make you feel more confident than having an engaging smile that draws people’s attention as you exchange greetings and have conversations with others. Sometimes you do need a bit of tooth straightening or other dental work to correct any other issues with your teeth. There’s no medical reason why you should put off your orthodontic brace treatment until after you’ve given birth to your baby.

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What Causes White Spots on Teeth? (After Braces)

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.

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Do Braces Make TOOTH Roots Shorter? (2019)

Do braces make the roots of your teeth shorter?. Root shortening, or the literal shortening of the roots of the teeth, is commonly caused by a process called “root resorption” in which the root structure of the teeth breaks down or gets destroyed and experiences subsequent loss. Orthodontic treatment is a known cause of root shortening, so it’s natural to wonder whether or not braces cause root resorption.

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