This may be the most common question I am asked as an orthodontist. In the digital world that we live in, we have all become accustomed to having things the minute or even the second we want them. While the average length of orthodontic treatment has been significantly reduced as a result of developments in technology over the years, orthodontic treatment is still measured in months and sometimes years, not in days or weeks. Continue reading
You may have been told by your orthodontist that your child needs a space maintainer to help make room for adult teeth that are still growing in. You might ask – Why wouldn’t there be enough room for the teeth that are growing in? Shouldn’t the adult teeth just be replacing the baby teeth that were already there? Continue reading
So your orthodontist said your child needs a palatal expander? Here is some helpful information to become familiar with what to expect moving forward.
The big day has finally arrived! After several months and sometimes a couple of years in orthodontic treatment, you are ready to get your braces off! Woohoo!! However, it is important to understand that your treatment is not yet finished. Taking your braces off and then just walking out the door would be like getting your car washed and waxed and then driving out into a rainstorm full of muddy puddles. Continue reading
As an orthodontist I am often asked questions from worried parents about teeth that haven’t grown in yet. As parents we have all been there in one way or another – our child’s friends may seem to walk, talk, throw a ball, or lose a tooth earlier than our child and we want to make sure there is no cause for concern. We want to be assured we are giving our children all the care they need to be successful in life. There is nothing wrong with this and it’s only natural to want to be certain that all is well.