THE MOST OBVIOUS impact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial.
Do you remember the lisp you had between losing your two front teeth and the adult ones growing in? Based on that, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that our teeth are a crucial component to our ability to speak and enunciate clearly.
In order to make the right sounds, our lips and tongues have to maneuver around our teeth. When [...] Read More
So, what exactly is Invisalign?
Much as we use the words Kleenex to talk about facial tissue, or Band-Aid when we mean bandage, Invisalign is frequently used to describe what orthodontists call “aligner treatment”. Invisalign is the largest and most well-known company that provides aligners. So, their name has become a generic trademark for all aligner treatments.
What is the aligner treatment that Invisalign, Clear Correct, and other companies offer?
While aligner treatment may seem complicated, the basic principle of how it works is not. The secret to moving teeth with aligners or braces is just in applying [...] Read More
Are you wondering if or why your child should have an orthodontic screening examination by age 7? If you don’t read beyond this paragraph, please be aware that this is a very strong recommendation for your child. Both the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and Dr. Robert Kazmierski recommend that children have an orthodontic screening by age 7.
Many parents are surprised to hear about this recommendation. Others are aware of it and want to know why this is important. After all, most children are not indicated for any treatment at that age. Also, children don’t have all of [...] Read More