Invisalign vs. Braces: The Key Differences

Invisalign vs. Braces: The Key Differences

While braces are mostly used with children, people of any age can have them put on.  Dental issues can arise at any age, and braces are a common (and effective) treatment method for both bite and alignment problems. They’re the best way to achieve a perfect...
Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids

Ultimate Guide to Braces for Kids

It may come as a surprise to many parents that their child should first see an orthodontist at the age of 7! Most of us probably think of braces as being for teens. After all, this is the most common age that kids start wearing them. But certain orthodontic issues...
Why Do I Need Braces on My Top and Bottom Teeth?

Why Do I Need Braces on My Top and Bottom Teeth?

Approximately 4 million people in the United States currently wear braces. And over 1 million of those individuals are adults. Braces have helped create beautiful smiles for decades. With so many people wearing braces, one wonders, do I need braces? And if I do need...
Wire talk – Traveling With Braces

Wire talk – Traveling With Braces

We certainly hope that we’ll all be able to travel somewhere this summer.  Here are a few items you should be certain to have on hand in addition to your toothbrush when you’re away from home: Wax Rubber Bands (if prescribed to wear) Tylenol or Ibuprofen Floss &...
Braces Friendly Pizza Sandwiches Recipe

Braces Friendly Pizza Sandwiches Recipe

Here’s a great way for patients in braces to bite into their pizza!  The recipe got all 5 stars at Taste of Home!  Pizza Sandwiches Ingredients: 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick) 8 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese 8 slices tomato 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan...
Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Braces Friendly Burrito Recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix 1 ½ cups refried beans (or 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed black beans) ¾ cup corn kernels 3 cups cooked rice (I like to use Uncle Ben’s microwaveable Ready Rice for a quick option) 6 large...