The crisp, cold December air in Wisconsin is the perfect sign that the holidays will be here before we know it. For many of us, we spend the season thinking of others by trying to find the perfect gift, or doing something to spread a little holiday cheer to those less fortunate. After the struggles and stress the past year has brought, now is the perfect time to do something for yourself this holiday season. If you have been unhappy with your smile and have been wondering what you could do to make some improvements, we would love to meet with you to discuss your options.
We are often asked, “How do I know if my child will need braces when they are older?” That’s a great question! Even though the jaw and teeth are still developing in younger children, there are signs that we can spot that will tell us whether orthodontic treatments might be in their future. Read on to find out more.
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way, and now there are options besides the conventional metal braces that everyone thinks of when faced with needing to correct their bite or straighten their teeth.
Have you ever been embarrassed by a misaligned smile or crooked teeth? If you’re thinking about braces, does a teenager with a mouth of metal brackets and wire come to mind? Well, teenagers are no longer the only people with braces. In fact, people of all ages are getting braces to help them improve the look and function of their teeth. Read on to find out more.
Do you think you missed the boat on having straighter teeth or a better aligned smile now that you are an adult? When you think of braces do you only think of teenagers wearing a mouth full of metal? We want you to know that even as an adult, you can improve the alignment of your teeth and bite using orthodontics. What’s more, you also have options other than metal for braces, including ceramic and clear.
As your child’s teeth start to come in, you may notice overcrowded or crooked teeth or that they have an over or underbite. Don’t assume you can wait until they are in their early teens to see an orthodontist. By 7 years old, recommend your child be seen if they are showing signs of orthodontic issues. The chances of correcting overcrowding or a misaligned bite are greater (and treatment is less costly) when orthodontic treatments begin at a younger age.