Accordingly, ELOS has members from across the USA and Canada. In our monthly Spotlight series, we present each member, giving the spotlight to their personality and expertise in orthodontics. Read on and learn about Dr. Robert Weeman at The Exchange Dental Group, expert orthodontists in New York.
Once upon a time, if you needed braces, you only had one option – the sort that tended to get kids called “metal mouth.” Made from metal, attached to the teeth and glaringly obvious, many people avoided this treatment despite its benefits for all ages. Advances in orthodontia mean that today you have multiple options, one of which is lingual braces. Read more
Lingual Braces: effective and discreet straightening with braces behind the teeth. There has come a time where you can straighten your smile and correct minor jaw alignment issues without anyone ever knowing. Certainly, there is a multitude of orthodontic treatments that you can use to achieve the desired result. That result is a smile worthy of your life. A smile you can be proud of and one to show off, instead of hiding your happiness behind your lips. The cherry on the cake is pictures of you without you hiding your teeth. Well…the time is indeed here for you to change your smile and do it without causing anyone to notice.
Above all, lingual orthodontics has a perfect new straightening option for adults or teens. Lingual technology offers one of the newest solutions in the orthodontic field, and celebrities are using it. Read more
Do you have braces and recently noticed white spots on your teeth? These white spots are the decalcification areas on your teeth where plaque has stayed for a long time without being cleaned off by brushing. These can easily be prevented with twice daily brushing. So you might wonder: will the orthodontist take your braces off due to the decalcification? More likely than not, your orthodontist will remove your braces to prevent further damage to your teeth if they feel as though your brushing habits have not improved.
If you are considering getting an orthodontic treatment, such as braces, for yourself, you probably have questions about what the experience will be like. With the right information and guidance, it is not scary or overwhelming. Crooked teeth can be problematic, no matter your age or your mouth condition. It has the most significant blow to your self-esteem since misalignment is often thought to be inferior. It does not matter even if you have excellent oral hygiene because some people will make negative judgments about unusually-placed choppers.
With the growth of technology, braces have become more popular. Now they are designed to be more sturdy, comfortable, and durable. However, you still need to take care of them if you want them to do their job properly. Once they are installed on your teeth, you might have to make some sacrifices and avoid certain foods.
Many adult patients are under the misconception that it’s too late to correct their orthodontic problems. However, contrary to popular belief, there aren’t any age restrictions to having orthodontic treatment. A healthy smile and straight teeth are attainable at any age, so adults with an overjet, crossbite or open bite can correct these problems with the help of an orthodontist.
After looking at your eyes, most people then shift their focus on your teeth. This goes to show why you need them white and straight as well as perfectly alighted in the mouth if you are to create a lasting impression with your acquaintances. At times, however, you don’t need your braces showing and preceding or inhibiting your smile and thus the need for lingual braces. But are they healthy for damaged and chipped tooth or do you need first to correct the broken tooth? To help understand why you need the lingual instead of traditional braces, here is a guide on the application and suitability of these dental braces.
Lingual braces are a popular option for people who want the strength of traditional braces without the metallic front show. Lingual braces are intricate corrective devices that a skilled orthodontist places on the back of the teeth instead of the front. That process creates a high level of discretion. Because of the discretion, lingual braces can be a godsend for teens and people who have customer-facing job positions.
The downside is that there may be some difficulty in speech for a few days after the patient has lingual braces placed. Here’s some additional information on the challenges that may occur with lingual braces and how you and your orthodontist can overcome the challenges when you choose a completely invisible solution in orthodontics.