• Summer is just around the corner!

    May 31st, 2012

    Now that summer is just around the corner, we know you all are starting to make big plans for vacations and trips! The summer months can be a busy time for a lot of our patients, and we know how hectic your lives can be! Just be sure to remember keep up with your dental health care and your appointments with our practice!

    During the summer, there are also a lot of foods and beverages that we all love to enjoy, but often these treats can damage our teeth. Sugary foods and drinks can be harmful to your dental health, so stay diligent by brushing at least three times a day and flossing at least once!

    We look forward to hearing all about your plans for the summer, and be sure to take lots of pictures that you can share with us on Facebook! Stay safe, have fun, and brush and floss your teeth!

  • Wishing you a relaxing and memorable Memorial Day weekend, from Orthodontic Specialists

    May 22nd, 2012

    Memorial Day weekend is a time when Americans everywhere stop and remember all those men and women who bravely gave their lives for our country.

    Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start of summer 2012 and getting out of town for three days after being cooped up in the office or in the classroom means sweet, sweet relief for many folks. We also know Memorial Day weekend is ripe for travel. After all, it’s a season of vacations, adventures and great memories.

    What are you up to this Memorial Day weekend? Whether you are headed to a barbecue, a camping trip, hitting the great open roads or hanging out in your backyard this weekend, we want to know about it!

    Wherever your long weekend takes you, we hope you all have a nice and relaxing Memorial Day!

  • “Am I Too Old for Braces?”

    May 14th, 2012

    Absolutely not! Orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more common. Infact, the number of adults getting braces has actually climbed 24 percentsince 1996! More adults than ever are realizing that orthodontic treatmentis not just for kids, and can help improve the aesthetics and health of asmile of any age! In a society where appearance matters and can help makethe difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosingwisely to invest in orthodontic treatment.

    Some of the most common reasons our adult patients come to us considering orthodontictreatment include:14

    • Teeth that are crowded or spaced apart, sometimes as a result of toothdecay or gum disease
    • Pain or pressure from crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw
    • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly

    Most of all though, adult patients come to our office seeking a healthier mouthand a more confident smile! Orthodontic treatment at our office can be successfulat any age, and adults especially can appreciate the benefits of a beautifulsmile.

    As an adult patient, we recognize that you have different needs than our youngerpatients, and we will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriatetreatment and that your needs are met with understanding and respect fromus.

    If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, we would love to haveyou visit for a consultation. We understand you have a busy schedule, andwill work with you to find a time that is convenient for you. Please visitour website or give our office a call to schedule your appointment today!

  • “What should I expect during my initial consultation?”

    May 09th, 2012

    Great question! When you first come in for your initial consultation, we will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you.

    Your orthodontic evaluation will consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. We will have you take intraoral and facial photographs as well as panoramic and cephalometric X-rays to help determine the proper orthodontic treatment method. Then, an impression of your teeth and bite will be taken to construct a model of your mouth. (This will help us when examining your diagnostic records).

    At your second appointment, the Doctor will discuss your options with you. Our team feels it’s important to take the time to carefully examine your diagnostic records after your consultation so that we can more thoroughly prepare for your treatment. This additional preparation will ensure that you receive the best orthodontic care possible. At this time, we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about your treatment.

    If you are seeking orthodontic treatment for your child, our staff asks that both you and your child attend the initial consultation. We feel it is important that both you and your child completely understand the doctor’s recommendations before we proceed with treatment.

    Give us a call today and schedule a consultation! We look forward to hearing from you!

  • May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!

    May 04th, 2012

    At our office, we know image can be everything. At an age when image is so important, the thought of having braces may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today’s teens. Well, May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and during this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve confidence and security among teenagers.
    One of the great ways to improve your confidence is to improve your smile. And that begins with a consultation at our office. After all, what better time to avoid having crooked teeth in your adulthood than coming in for a consultation?
    We invite you to give us a call to schedule a consultation or ask us on Facebook!