Wondering what colors to choose for your braces? Today you will find literally an endless number of color combinations that are available for orthodontic braces. While this offers a great opportunity for you to match braces colors to your needs and preferences, it can make the process of choosing the right color palette very confusing….

 

For years, pre-teens and teens ages 8 to 14 were the primary orthodontic patients, but today many adults seek treatment as well. In fact, about 1.4 million adult patients received braces or some other teeth straightening treatment in 2014 (according to data by the American Association of Orthodontists). The number of adult patients getting orthodontic…

 

When talking about orthodontics, a common thought that is likely to occur in your mind is braces. However, apart from using braces, there other orthodontic treatments that can be used to improve teeth alignment and help you have a more beautiful smile. One of such treatments is an orthodontic expander. An orthodontic expander is more…

 

When you first had braces put on your teeth, it is likely that your orthodontist gave you some dental wax as part of essential supplies for maintaining your new appliances. You have already found that this special wax helps prevent the brackets from hurting your teeth, cheeks and even gums. But, since you’ve been using…

 

Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth? This might be a very tough condition to live with. Misaligned teeth might lower your self-esteem and confidence since you can not comfortably associate with other members of the society. You will always be limited to keep your mouth shut denying you the opportunity of sharing that broad…

 

Retainers are an essential component of orthodontic treatment. These orthodontic appliances are utilized to hold and maintain the teeth in their new corrected positions following the removal of braces. They help prevent the teeth from returning to their pre-treatment positions under the influence of forces from gums, bone and the muscles. Like other orthodontic devices,…

 

Dental braces can be expensive and paying for this orthodontic treatment can take a heavy toll on the finances, particularly if you don’t have dental insurance. On average, braces cost anywhere between $3,500 and $8,500 depending on, among other factors, the type of braces, complexity of your individual case, your age, location, and the specific…

 

Invisalign Express is one of the variations of the invisalign dental treatment program from Align Technology. The company offers two major variations of its standard invisalign program: Teen systems and Express. These two alternatives allow for more flexibility when it comes to addressing the unique treatment needs of specific dental patient groups. Invisalign Teen program…

 

When looking to get braces put on your teeth, you may be provided with some options for elastic ligatures by your orthodontist. Elastic ligatures, or more commonly known as ‘rubber bands’, surround your braces and are used primarily to hold the archwire into the brackets; but they can also be utilized for other purposes, such…

 

Mouthguards designed to be worn with braces are made of a soft malleable material, typically medical- grade silicon. They fit around brace brackets, allowing them to adjust to changes in the position of the tooth after the braces are adjusted. Many people especially pre- teens or teenagers have braces. Playing a game or participating in…