Look Who Is Wearing Braces

In a previous article I talked about the advantages of early orthodontic treatment. At early ages (4-8 years of age) we have the ability to influence the growth of the jaws in a positive manner; to treat without removal of permanent teeth the vast majority of time; to obtain beautiful facial profiles; and to develop […]

What Is TMJ?

Many people suffer from dizziness, earaches and pain of the face, head, neck, shoulder, or back without knowing the cause. Previously patients seeking help for these types of problems would go from “specialist” to “specialist” seeking a cure. Today, however, a condition termed TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome) accounts for a large number of these previously […]

Early Treatment

In the article “Orthodontics…What Age?” I discuss the benefits of early or Two Phase Orthodontic treatment. Usually, early treatment involves obtaining necessary diagnostic records such as models of teeth, photographs and growth analysis. Predictions can be made regarding nose, upper and lower jaws and chin. The analysis tells us what will happen to the face—both […]

So You Want to Stop Snoring?

Is there anything more aggravating than being kept awake night after night by a bed partner who snores or gasps for air in their sleep? While this is an annoyance for those around the person snoring, it can be life threatening for the snorer. A condition known as Sleep Apnea often accompanies snoring. Sleep Apnea […]

Orthodontics… What Age?

Amazing advances in technology have brought the profession of orthodontics (braces) to a new age. No longer is treatment limited to teenagers but is available to adults of all ages and to children very early in their life. It is the early treatment stage that I would like to discuss. For many years, orthodontists waited […]

The Affordability of Orthodontics

Once upon a time, orthodontic treatment was available only to the wealthy. After all, in the 1930’s braces cost as much as a HOUSE! In the 1940’s braces cost as much as a Cadillac! Can you image how many people could not afford necessary treatment today at prices comparable to those of the past? Today […]

iTero® Digital Impression System

Conventional vs Digital Impressions No more goop, gagging, or discomfort. Using an iTero scanner, your orthodontist can take a highly accurate digital impression of your teeth and jaw. The new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions, where the experience is comparable to stuffing a big wad of gum in your mouth. The old […]

Top 5 Surgical Orthodontics Questions Answered

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. […]

Mouthguards: Which Type is Right for You?

Protecting your smile while playing sports is essential when you have braces. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, or wrestling, it is recommended by […]

Get a Great Smile Faster with PROPEL Orthodontics

A fast, gentle way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment. We are excited to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment with PROPEL Orthodontics! If you’re interested in improving the aesthetics of your smile, but are put off by the thought of having to spend months or even years in braces, PROPEL could be right for you. This state-of-the-art technology speeds […]