At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we frequently recommend that children ages seven and older receive an evaluation for orthodontic treatment. For many years, it was commonplace for only young teens to receive orthodontic treatment, so some parents are alarmed when their children are being recommended for orthodontic treatment. Over the past many years, we have learned that early orthodontic treatment provides many benefits. It is known as two-phase orthodontic treatment.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but have held off on inquiring about treatment because you are not interested in wearing traditional metal braces? Long gone are the days of metal braces being your only option when wanting to straighten your teeth. Thanks to the constant improvements in dental technology and treatment development, clear aligners are the most popular way to straighten teeth.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we believe in treating a child’s orthodontic needs as soon as possible. Many times, when parents learn their children need to start orthodontic care at a young age, they can get slightly nervous and panicked, thinking it is too soon. Parents often look at their children’s teeth to see if they are crooked or crowded when trying to decide if braces are necessary. The placement of the jaw and arch development are the true reasons we may recommend orthodontic treatment at an early age.
Would you love to straighten your teeth but feel like your age is holding you back from inquiring about treatment? We are here to tell you that there is never a wrong time in your life to straighten your teeth. With the advancements in technology, receiving orthodontic treatment as an adult has never been easier. In fact, we offer a treatment that is virtually invisible, leaving many of our patients feeling more comfortable as their appearance does not drastically change while receiving orthodontic care. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn about this popular orthodontic treatment.
Are you getting ready to end your journey wearing braces? Congratulations on completing treatment! There are few times more exciting than the day when you get your braces removed. The day that you can look in the mirror and see your beautiful, straight smile is what patients with braces dream of for the entire length of treatment. Not to quickly put a damper on your excitement, but your journey towards straight teeth is not yet over. Braces being removed is the end of what is considered the active period of treatment. You are now moving into the retention period, which involves the use of a retainer to hold the teeth in place.
The arrival of the cold weather and the extra nip in the air means that December has arrived! We know that people everywhere are busy preparing for their holiday festivities. Parties, get-togethers, and events were cancelled last year due to the pandemic, and many of our patients are excited for the return of some of their favorite, nostalgic holiday traditions. If you have been unhappy with your smile and would love to make a change, now is the perfect time to do something special for yourself! You can show off the new improvements during your holiday festivities. Curious to learn how we can help improve your smile? Read on to find out more about the treatments we offer.
Can Young Children Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment? Did you recently learn that your young child may be in need of orthodontic care? Many parents are surprised when we recommend orthodontic treatment for their young children. The preconceived notion is that braces should be placed during teenage years. Orthodontic care has transformed over the years, and…
Are you or a loved one planning to get braces in the near future? It can be overwhelming at first, determining which foods are safe to eat with braces and which foods should be avoided. Unfortunately, some of your favorite foods may be on the “do not eat” list, and for the safety of your braces and your treatment plan, we recommend holding off on eating those foods while you are wearing your braces. There are also foods that we suggest having on hand when you get your braces for the first time or the first few days after an adjustment when your teeth and gums may be a little tender.
After wearing braces for many months, there is nothing more exciting than the day that braces are removed. We love to see our patients smiling from ear to ear, eager to show off their beautiful new smiles. Even though our patients are excited to show off their new smiles, it is important to understand that the journey to straight teeth is not over yet. There is still another device needed to help the teeth remain in beautiful condition—the retainer.
At Kewaskum Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer quality dental care for the whole family. Not only do we offer a variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services, but we are also proud members of the IAO, or International Association for Orthodontics. This means that we offer a variety of orthodontic services in our office as well. You might be wondering why you would use your family dentist as your orthodontist, and we would love to share some benefits of receiving orthodontic care in our office.