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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-ray? | 7 SUPER FACTS

X-rays. Parents accompanying their children to the orthodontist for the first time may have some questions about the need to take X-rays. Didn’t the dentist who referred you for orthodontia X-ray your child’s teeth before you got here? Why is it necessary to take an additional set taken? What can the orthodontist see that a dentist can’t? In this post, we’ll answer the question – Why does the orthodontist need to X-ray? Let’s get cracking.

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How to Deal with Orthodontic Emergencies | 5 AMAZING TIPS

Orthodontic emergencies. How to deal with orthodontic emergencies. No matter which orthodontic appliance you or your child is using, there are many components to the appliance that can malfunction in some way during your treatment. While issues created by these parts are rare, you should know more about how to deal with them, if ever they occur to you. If ever you do experience one of these issues, do what you can to mitigate the problem and then take a visit to your orthodontist to make sure that your braces or Invisalign solution is operating as intended. In this post, we’ll take you through how to deal with orthodontic emergencies properly. Let’s get cracking.

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

Having teeth that are packed in the lower part of your mouth is an issue that requires repair to prevent overlapping teeth as you age.

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Mouth Ulcer While Wearing Braces in 2020 | READ WHAT TO DO

A Mouth ulcer while wearing braces. Orthodontic braces effectively straighten teeth over a period of time, to produce a more attractive smile. Today, new products such as Invisalign make it easier than ever to have straighter teeth and have made it possible for even more children and adults to enjoy a healthier, better smile. However, occasionally these devices will produce uncomfortable mouth ulcers that make it difficult to eat and talk. If your child develops a problem with a mouth ulcer, talk to your orthodontist for ideas to help relieve the discomfort. In this post, we’ll show you how to deal with a mouth ulcer while wearing braces. Let’s get cracking.

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Is the Comprehensive (Damon System) Treatment Costly?

How Much Does the Damon System Treatment Cost? Today is a unique time in the history of orthodontic medicine. With ongoing rapid advances in oral health technology and medical knowledge, orthodontic practitioners are able to achieve rapid results for even the most complex oral health problems.

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Do Braces Make TOOTH Roots Shorter? (2020)

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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If You Don’t Want Traditional Metal Braces, What Are The Other Options?

If You Don’t Want Traditional Metal Braces, What Are The Other Options? There was a time quite recently in history when traditional metal braces were the only orthodontic treatment option for correcting crooked or misaligned teeth. Because of this, every person who wanted a straighter smile had one choice and only one choice.

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

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 Your Child Should Expect (Before and After Braces)

When children or teenagers are told that they need braces, it can be exhilarating, yet scary. Before your first appointment, you may have no idea what to expect but you should be excited to have straight and beautiful teeth in our not so distant future. It can take time for the final results with a lot of ups and downs, but you will be thankful for down the long road because you will have newfound confidence with your straightened teeth. Here are a few things to expect before you make an appointment with your doctor. What your child should expect before and after braces. 

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Orthodontic Fact #4 Treatments can start at the young age

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As years have gone by, the healthcare has recorded a significant number of changes that has been brought with the advancement of technology especially the dentist department. Orthodontists are a group of dentists who are highly qualified and trained to correct jaws and teeth of an individual that are positioned in the wrong way.

Long ago, young children were forced to lose their teeth as there was no way to solve any mouth or jaw issue, especially for young people. Younger children were not allowed to wear braces as it was only recommended to teenagers and older people. In today’s world, children have a chance to benefit from wearing these appliances. Regardless of the fact that orthodontists wait for permanent teeth to grow before one can wear these metal braces, there are exceptions as desperate time calls for desperate measures. A child can be fitted partial braces when he/she has baby teeth or fitted with Phase I braces.

Phase I

Phase I braces are applied in instances when a child has a severe problem such as a crossbite and has baby teeth. With such server problems, it can lead to trauma if not attended to or if neglected. During this phase, the upper jaw is expanded while the teeth are straightened to ensure both the top and bottom jaws are aligned correctly. The phase lasts for nearly nine months, and it can be replaced with retainers.

Phase II

A child is fitted with Phase II orthodontics when their permanent teeth have erupted to help in aligning the child’s teeth. For the case of older children, they can be fitted with Invisalign trays to help strengthen the child’s teeth. An orthodontist is the only person who can prescribe on what is to be done and what not to do.

Having in mind that straight teeth are necessary for consuming a healthy diet, it is important to let an orthodontist diagnose your child. You can rely on us to conduct the necessary procedure and ensure your child’s teeth are taken care of and you child gets a healthy smile.

Call Our Orthodontist Today to Schedule Your First Appointment

At Childers Orthodontics in Benton, Ill., Dr. Kyle R. Childers offers expert care for children, teenagers, and adults. Our orthodontist provides these treatments to repair misaligned teeth:

• Damon System – passive self-ligating devices
• Braces – traditional wires and brackets or color-matching ceramic brackets
• Aligners – designed by Invisalign
• Retainers – designed for keeping teeth in correct positions
• SureSmile – customized arch wires
• Propel – alveolar perforations for faster bone formation

Call us to schedule your first orthodontic evaluation.

Childers Orthodontics

201 West Washington
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 438-2815