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Dispelling Common Misconceptions about Orthodontics

Braces are a well-known treatment for correcting misaligned teeth and clear aligners, like Invisalign, have changed the orthodontic landscape. Patients want to feel comfortable when they begin treatment, but there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding orthodontics. Fortunately, many of them can be dispelled. Myth #1: Dentists and Orthodontists Are the Same False.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Behind the Scenes: The Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Apicoectomies An apicoectomy is a specialized dental procedure aimed at treating dental infections. These procedures preserve teeth that might otherwise be at risk of extraction. An essential factor in the success of this treatment is the use of a Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Mandibular Tori Removal

Everything You Need to Know About Mandibular Tori Removal Have you noticed a bony growth along the surface of your lower jaw closest to your tongue? It’s often nothing to be concerned about because it’s presumably a torus. Although these bumps, also known as dental tori, are nothing to worry about, they can interfere with

When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist

Contrary to popular belief, postponing an orthodontic consultation until your child is a teenager is not a good idea. Their problems will not magically resolve themselves, risking your child’s oral health. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children at the age of seven should ideally undergo an examination by an accredited orthodontist. What

How a Frenectomy Helps a Gummy Smile

Many people focus on changing their teeth to improve their smile. However, gum tissue can impact the appearance of your smile almost as much as your teeth. Treating a gummy grin can enhance your smile, but it can also improve your overall oral health. One such procedure that creates beautiful results is a frenectomy. What

What is Internal Teeth Bleaching?

Learn About Internal Teeth Bleaching A bright, white smile is often seen as a sign of confidence, happiness, and health. However, teeth can become discolored internally even with the best oral hygiene routine. When this happens, your dentist may recommend internal bleaching to restore your tooth’s natural luster. Since this requires more than a topical

How Orthodontics Improves Airways

Airway Orthodontics Helps You Breathe Your airway passage is directly associated with your unique dental structure and orthodontic condition. How well you breathe and sleep, and your ability to focus on daily tasks are related to the state of your airway. These issues may indicate you have a sleep apnea disorder. One solution to treat

Choosing Between Invisalign & Traditional Braces

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces  If you’ve been told it’s time for you or your child to get braces, you may wonder if Invisalign or traditional braces are the better option. The type of orthodontic treatment most suitable for you depends on the problem that requires correcting. Clear aligners aren’t the best option for some issues,

Orthodontics for Teeth that Don’t Erupt

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, most people assume you’re treating crowded or crooked teeth. But brackets and wires can treat many more conditions than that. Orthodontic treatment corrects dental concerns, even when you can’t see the issue.  Impacted teeth are common and develop because a tooth grows at an angle or takes up the