If you think the desire for straight teeth is a trapping of modern society, think again! Extreme Makeovers may be new, but "braces" date as far back as ancient man! Early History Even ancient people wanted straight teeth!
by Alton Ching, DPT, OMT, MS and Deanne Smith, MPT, COMT, MS Did you know that neck and shoulder pain or stiffness can play a role in TMJ disorders? If you are suffering with TMJ problems, stop for a moment to consider
Braces are impressive little gadgets. Over time, they move your teeth. But how do they do it? Braces have four basic parts (more are shown in this photo): Brackets made of metal or ceramic. A bracket is attached to
Start Here So, you're an adult who is getting, or has recently gotten, braces. Welcome to the club! Lots of adults are taking the plunge these days for straighter teeth and improved bites. Braces 101 is a series of pages
Canker sores. Everyone hates them. When you have braces, you hate them even more. Before we go into ways of treating canker sores, let's explore the reason we get them in the first place. Canker sores are the most common
Ceramic braces? Invisalign? Traditional metal? Golden metal? Self-ligating brackets? Viazis Brackets? What about Lingual braces? Or mail-order braces? These days, there are many choices available to adults, and it gets
It happens sometimes: we begin orthodontic treatment, and life takes us to a new destination. Changing orthodontists mid-treatment can be tricky. You have all this stuff in your mouth, and somebody has to take care of it!
Travel, summer camp, school, and after school activities are once again on the horizon. For people with dental braces, oral hygiene on-the-go is especially important. Everyone wants the convenience to be able to wander and