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.
Being pregnant brings about changes in the body of a woman. Many inexperienced women get nervous during this period since they are unsure of what to eat or drink and even what medical procedures they can safely go through. One of the most troubling and confusing issues for expectant women is whether they should start or continue their orthodontic treatments. Generally, the treatment is safe for expectant women. However, you need to consider certain facts before you make a decision on whether or not you should wear lingual braces when expectant.
At the present time, 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 the field of orthodontics. Read on and learn about Dr. Andréa Picard an expert member of the ELOS community and a leading orthodontist in the Ottawa area. Read more
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.
Many people have crooked teeth that might require braces. However, how do you know when you absolutely need braces? And if you need them, how can you embark on orthodontic treatment without a mouth full of metal or plastic aligners? There are many reasons why lingual braces may benefit you. First, here are the 5 most common reasons to seek braces to correct an orthodontic issue.
Orthodontic experts are always trying to seek new ways to move teeth faster and more efficiently. Recently, lingual braces have had technological advancements propelling them to the forefront of treatments that are both invisible and can be faster than traditional braces. Lingual braces are placed on the inside surface of a patient’s teeth, making the treatment invisible. So unless you choose to share, no one else will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment while wearing lingual braces.
A Little Historical Perspective
Braces on teeth did not begin when you or your friends were teenagers with “platinum smiles.” Today’s orthodontists come from a long history of success in adjusting teeth for beauty and practical daily function.
Orthodontic braces have been given a hard time over the years and not without good reason. Despite the fact that they continue to do a great job of straightening teeth, many teenagers tremble when their orthodontist suggests braces. Read more
What do cherry pie, piñatas, and braces have in common?
They’re all better on the inside! It may seem like a strange comparison, but the fact is, braces are always better when they’re placed on the inside surface of your teeth! Braces affixed in this manner are known as hidden braces or lingual braces. This means they are placed on the surface of your tooth facing your tongue rather than the outside of your teeth. Lately, lingual braces are becoming very popular for many good reasons. Here are just a few: Read more
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