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Children can still get braces with missing teeth

Many patients already have various concerns when considering getting braces; adding some missing teeth to the mix only makes them doubt their eligibility for the treatment. If you are wondering whether you or your child can wear braces with missing teeth, continue reading to get a more interesting answer than …

An interdental brush can help improve your oral hygiene routine

The best orthodontists in Albany will tell you that maintaining good oral health during orthodontic treatment is more important than you may think. Keeping your teeth and braces free of food particles stops plaque from forming and thus avoids tooth decay. If a patient doesn’t clean properly and allows plaque …

Baby teeth don't have to become an impediment to get braces and a straight smile.

Braces and Baby Teeth

Regardless of age, if an orthodontist told you that you would need braces, the first thought that comes to mind is what is the best time to start your treatment. Generally speaking, teens and adults who are getting braces for themselves will think about times of the year when they …

TADs are concealed and work wonders behind the scenes

If you are reading this article, it is probably because someone told you you need a palatal bar, a lingual arch, a nance button, or a quad helix. TADs in orthodontics are very important and fulfill many functions. For example, the most common one is to maintain space when there …

The history of braces is rich and has helped shape our smiles

Science is all around us. So when we think about how modern life makes our life comfortable, it is almost inevitable to think about how things were in the past. For instance, can you imagine how people struggled to travel miles and miles, riding horses to cross nations? and now …

A WaterPik can be a solution to your many problems related to dental hygiene.

Few things are that scary than having a toothache. When pain strikes, patients experience almost unbearable pain. Also, the costs of emergency treatment for an advanced cavity are also pocket painful. But, is all of these something we can avoid? The answer is “yes.” You can prevent tooth decay by …

Root Canal with braces is possible

After going through any dental treatment that affects your tooth’s structure, such as root canals or fillings, it’s completely normal to think that it will somehow prevent you from getting other future treatments like braces, given that they usually both pull and attach firmly to your teeth.  Thankfully this issue …

A patient wearing headgear with braces

While significant advancements in materials development, devices engineering, and scanning tools sophistication contribute to more esthetical, faster, reliable, and comfortable orthodontic results, unarguably, some traditional devices like braces remain at the forefront of orthodontic treatment for decades. Furthermore, as old-fashioned as wearing metal braces may seem today, it may be …

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 …