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Braces Floss

Lack of good dental hygiene while wearing braces can end in teeth with yellow or white spots. Permanent damage to the patient’s teeth, cavities, and even gum disease. In extreme cases, a lack of proper brushing can even make it necessary to remove the braces before the treatment time is …

El Cerrito Summer

Sun, Fun, Run, what else rhymes for this summer? We don’t know. What is clear is we want to enjoy summer, and there are plenty of activities for “kids” and not so “kids,” just “kid” ding. Whoops, this doesn’t rhyme. There is a range of activities in “El Cerrito” available …

Elastics in Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is an increasingly innovative specialization of dental medicine. The science behind orthodontics includes software for modeling and identification of cases, materials science that rests upon nanotechnology to produce discrete and effective compounds, and a handful of other areas of knowledge and its applications. Notwithstanding, the most crucial of …

Tooth Extraction In Orthodontics

Whether it is because of cosmetic or health reasons tooth extraction has become a very common procedure and most of us will go through the process someday. Although tooth removal does imply some swelling in the area there’s no reason to be afraid of the process. Teeth removal generally is …

Chewing Gum

Yes, a perfect movie is not that perfect without a bag of popcorn, cheesy nachos, and soda by your side, and we know it. Indeed, the journey to having a perfect smile requires some overwhelming sacrifices, especially when we are foodie lovers. In addition, dietary recommendations during orthodontic treatment are …

Best restaurants in El Cerrito

Having an orthodontic treatment like braces means having to follow a diet throughout the entire process. Although annoying, the diet is crucial in maintaining the appliances in good shape as well as for keeping proper oral hygiene. Without an appropriate cleaning routine, bacteria can stay stuck between teeth and lead …

Orthodontic Appliances

Not many people can contest orthodontic treatment have a positive impact on a person’s health and well-being. Accordingly, orthodontics’ benefits involve more than cosmetic aspects. Let’s analyze together some reasons why you should wear braces. The most crucial factors associated with orthodontic treatment relate to preventing painful and costly oral …

Stages of Orthodontics

Many of our patients come in excited about their treatment but wonder how to follow up or keep track of their progress. Besides, many of our readers want to know how we divide their treatment plans into stages they can easily follow. What do orthodontists consider when developing this specialized …

Do you find yourself feeling self-conscious when smiling for family pictures? Covering your mouth while you speak? Avoiding your own reflection in the mirror while getting ready for a night out? If this is the case, you are most likely aware that you need orthodontic treatment to fix your teeth …

A common concern for teens and adults is the gaps between teeth. And we are not only referring to the gaps from an aesthetical point of view but also in terms of function. Teeth gaps can trigger numerous mouth problems, from bacteria coming from trapped food particles to plaque build-up, …

TMJ-TMD Treatment

Orthodontists are dental health specialists who focus on your teeth and jaw alignment. We deal with many problems in your maxillofacial region, including joint issues or TMJ/TMD. Some patients develop considerable complications that limit the range of motion of their upper and lower jaws. Have you felt your jaw locking? …

Clean Invisalign

There is no denying the importance of good oral hygiene in general. Properly brushing and flossing after meals help prevent major dental problems, but orthodontics may complicate your routine a little bit. These challenges are not the same between patients wearing braces or clear aligners. Sit back and read about …

Metal Dental Braces

When you think about the benefits of undergoing orthodontic treatment with dental braces in El Cerrito, the usual may come to mind. Perfectly straight teeth, aligned bite, and bright, white-colored teeth. But there is actually an even greater benefit. The number one benefit of straight teeth is increased self-confidence that …

Braces Cost

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Our team is highly trained and motivated to provide the very best in orthodontic care to each of our patients. We provide the most advanced orthodontic treatments found anywhere. Still, we know many families have to run some numbers before making this decision. What is the average price for braces? …

Invisalign

Maybe when you were younger, you spent some time in braces, and the thought of braces reminds you of having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. It’s even probable that you felt self-conscious throughout your teenage years. Time has passed, and now you are an adult, and you …

Orthodontic Emergencies

As an orthodontic patient, you might think that you are doing and going through the hardest part. After all, you built up the courage to research your options for orthodontic treatment, and find a solution to that imperfect smile that has made you so self-conscious. You ultimately have also chosen …

The best orthodontist El Cerrito has available will recommend you to wear a dental retainer following your phase 2 orthodontic treatment. We know many patients feel some reservations when they hear there’s still more to do. But trust us; wearing your dental retainer is crucial for the results you get …

braces with periodontal disease

Finding the best providers of adult braces treatment Albany residents have available also means considering all the challenges of undergoing orthodontic treatment. One of the main concerns we’ve seen among our adult patients is age. Many believe they are too old to start wearing braces and correct their teeth and …

We’re feeling great today, and we want to talk about what makes us the best orthodontist Albany residents can find to work on the best version possible of their smile. The team here at Estes Orthodontics works hard and dedicates much of their time and effort to helping patients be …

Ceramic Teeth Braces

Finally, you have chosen to take the first step towards a perfect smile, the kind you have seen on TV, in magazines, and movies throughout your life. Good News! The specialists and staff of Estes Orthodontics in Albany are here to guide, educate and support you in every step of …