Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What age is too young for braces?

Under 6. I could just say that and be done, but I'm sure you wouldn't be reading my blog if that's all I was willing to say. What most parents don't know is that it is not uncommon for a child to undergo two phases of orthodontic treatment spanning their childhood and teen years. This might sound like a huge ordeal, but I assure you, it's actually the best way to combat overcrowding of teeth and ensure that your child has a happy smile when entering adulthood. Beyond fostering a healthy mouth, this also engenders confidence for your child. For more information, here's a quote from my website:

It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Great Patient Testimonial

You asked us to keep the patient testimonials coming, so we are listening! We will continue to scour YouTube, Google Video, MetaCafe, and all the other great video sharing sites to compile what we feel are the best and most honest patient testimonials out there. Keep watching and keep considering Invisalign. Do you have a video you want to send us? Let us know the next time you comment on the blog!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Colorful braces

A big fad in the tween crowd these days is colorful braces. Braces aren't just wires and brackets, they are a statement of your current and future smile. So why not dress up your current smile with multiple colors? At our orthodontic practice, you can choose different colored rubber bands to customize your smile. The next time your friends see your smile, they'll be able to see you express yourself! So when you're getting ready to come in for your next orthodontic exam, braces tightening, or anything else, ask us about making your smile shine with multicolored braces!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Great Testimonial About Invisalign

If you're still curious about getting Invisalign, I highly encourage you to spend an afternoon perusing YouTube for the latest patient testimonials. We have spent a great deal of time researching these testimonials in hopes of getting to know our own patients' experiences even better. At Orchin Orthodontics, we strive to keep each patient smiling and help them have to most comfortable treatment available to them. From what we have found, Invisalign helps to provide this. But rather than us telling you about it, let's have the patients speak for themselves: