When you think of braces, who do you picture wearing them? If you’re like most Americans, children and teens come to mind. If you’re unhappy with your smile, you probably think you missed your chance for straight teeth, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to advances in technology, orthodontic treatment for adults has become more common while producing excellent results. So much so, The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) found that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.
With Age Comes New Changes
As we age, our bodies change. This is especially true for our teeth. For a variety of reasons, including injury, tooth loss, teeth grinding, loss of enamel, or natural growth, our teeth begin to shift towards the front of our mouths as we age. As a result, our teeth can become crooked and overcrowded. In some cases, patients may experience jaw pain or have difficulty properly cleaning their teeth. Read More
Did you know that orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and adults? In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that by the age of 7, children should have an initial orthodontic consultation. These comprehensive consultations determine whether or not a child’s teeth are developing properly or if early orthodontic treatment is or will be needed in the future.
Phase 1 vs Phase 2 Orthodontics
The typical process for Phase 1 orthodontic treatment involves a patient being fitted for their appliance (braces for example) which is worn until their teeth move into their proper positions. Some patients may require extractions or surgery prior to beginning treatment. Once the teeth are properly aligned, the patient wears a retainer to keep the teeth from shifting back. Read More
Do you love all things 1990s? Have you got “The Right Stuff?” If you’re a patient (or the parent of a patient) with an amazing knowledge of all things “Generation X,” you could win tickets to see the iconic boy band New Kids on the Block at the Schottenstein Arena on Saturday, June 22nd!
The “Step By Step” instructions to this contest are easy! Head over to our contest page and take our ten-question 1990s Trivia contest. The multiple choice quiz covers movies, sports, toys and more (and yes – a few New Kids on the Block questions for the die-hard fans!)
Achieve a perfect score, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing for two tickets to “Hang Tough” with NKTOB in Columbus!
This contest runs April 1st through May 31st. We are limiting one entry per patient.
Good luck to all our patients who wish to enter. Again, it’s perfectly okay to get some help from your moms and dads who may want to relive their younger days! “Baby, I Believe in You!”
We hope all our patients and their families have an enjoyable spring!