What Is the Best Age to Start Orthodontic Treatment?
Posted on March 8, 2023
Have you heard the popular saying, “age is just a number”? This holds true regarding orthodontic treatment. The question of when to start orthodontic treatment is a common one that patients and parents often ask. The truth is that orthodontic treatment is suitable for any age, and the decision should be based on the individual’s… Read more »
5 Signs You Need Orthodontic Treatment
Posted on March 7, 2023
Orthodontic treatment can be a great way to improve your smile and your self-confidence. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, between 50% to 75% of people could benefit from orthodontic care. However, it can sometimes be challenging to determine whether you would be a good candidate for orthodontic care. Here are a… Read more »
How Has Orthodontics as an Industry Grown Through the Years?
Posted on February 8, 2023
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the correction and prevention of irregularities in teeth position. It has grown significantly over the years, becoming a standard part of overall dental care for many people. From braces to retainers, orthodontic treatments are widely available today and help countless individuals straighten their smiles and feel… Read more »
What Makes an Orthodontist Different From a Dentist?
Posted on February 7, 2023
There are many dental specialists available these days. So much so, one may wonder how they all differ. It’s especially true when comparing an orthodontist to a dentist. Between education and experience, there are many things that distinguish a dentist from an orthodontist. Read on to see how these two dental professionals differ. Both Are… Read more »
3 Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention
Posted on January 5, 2023
According to KidsHealth, most orthodontists recommend an initial orthodontic exam for children when their permanent teeth begin to come in, typically around age seven. Best Smiles Orthodontics provides orthodontic services for the entire family. If your young one is starting to get permanent teeth, now is the ideal time to schedule an exam. Dr. Best… Read more »
How Do Braces Work?
Posted on January 4, 2023
According to KidsHealth, there are four million people currently wearing braces in the United States and of that number, 75% are under the age of 18. Dr. Best and the team here at Best Smiles Orthodontics can help your family with all of its orthodontic needs. If you’ve just learned that your child needs braces,… Read more »
How to Reduce Soreness From Braces
Posted on December 16, 2022
Millions of people wear braces to correct their teeth. Braces are made of metal brackets that are glued to your teeth as well as wires that connect the brackets. They work by slowly moving your teeth into the desired position. The benefits of wearing braces include straighter teeth, a more attractive smile, and better oral… Read more »
Why Invisalign Is Perfect for Adults
Posted on December 15, 2022
Invisalign is an excellent way for adults to improve their smile without having to make great sacrifices. The traditional way of straightening teeth has been to attach metal braces to the teeth and have them inspected every month, which is often associated with children and teens. However, the childlike stigma of braces no longer exists… Read more »
When Should Your Child Get Braces?
Posted on December 6, 2022
The early years of a child’s development are important for proper dental health. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, you should schedule an evaluation as soon as any orthodontic problems appear, but no later than age seven. Early orthodontic treatment ensures that braces can be fitted before more complex issues develop with the child’s… Read more »
5 Surprising Benefits of Straight Teeth
Posted on December 5, 2022
Having straight teeth offers a range of benefits, from improved oral hygiene and better biting force to an enhanced appearance. Did you know straight teeth may also bring some surprising advantages beyond looking good? Here are some of the most unexpected benefits straight teeth can provide. 1. Improved Academic Performance Straight teeth can contribute to… Read more »