Orthodontics Blog

Get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health and educate yourself on the latest Invisalign and braces treatment trends.

When Should I Take My Child to See an Orthodontist?

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Child to Orthodontist

Every parent wants to do the best for their child’s health. This includes providing a healthy diet, regular trips to the pediatrician, and getting all the recommended vaccinations. But many parents mistakenly skip a check-in with the orthodontist. Seeing a dentist should happen as early as possible, to get your child comfortable with a medical professional looking in their mouth. However, when should a child see an orthodontist? We are happy to provide some insight when you should be calling to make an appointment.


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Types of Braces You May Not Have Thought to Ask About

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Types of Braces

When people hear the word “braces,” large metal pieces attached to wire usually come to mind. The truth is teeth-straightening technology has improved significantly since the days of “metal mouth.” In fact, you may have seen many people wearing braces and not even have noticed them! Alternatively, if you aren’t a candidate for clear braces, there may be other straightening options that you may haven’t considered. Here are a few different types of braces you may not have thought to ask about.


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What is Invisalign?

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What is Invisalign

If your teeth or bite are misaligned, our orthodontist Dr. Rick Ballard will recommend treatment. At Ballard Orthodontics, we offer a few different services to help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile and correct your bite. Orthodontic treatment can also resolve other issues, such as speech impediments. One of your options is Invisalign.


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Never Too Old for Braces

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Never Too Old

Have you considered getting orthodontic treatment but felt you were too old? Often adults put straightening their teeth as a last priority compared to other health concerns and conditions. Or they prefer to put their money towards straightening their child’s teeth versus their own.


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Why Invisalign Is Great For Adults

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Invisalign for Adults

You may be someone that wants to have your teeth straightened but does not want braces. There are many reasons why Invisalign may be an option for you. As we age, it is common for people to avoid braces if they can. I’ve heard numerous times people comment, “I’m too old for braces,” or “I will look silly having metal on my teeth at this age.” Here are just a few reasons why Invisalign is great for adults.


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Importance of Having Aligned Teeth

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Aligned Teeth

Two things are irretrievable – time and a first impression. And on a first impression, people notice your eyes and teeth. In contrast, you might be able to control your eyes; it is practically impossible to control your teeth!


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Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

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Invisalign for Teens

You may wonder what the advantages are for your teen to get Invisalign instead of traditional braces. The price for Invisalign treatment varies depending on how extensive your treatment is.


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What to Look for in an Orthodontist

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Orthodontist What To Look For

Both adults and children can recourse to orthodontics to correct defects in the positioning of the jaws and teeth. This medical discipline can improve chew, swallowing, making phonations, improved breathing while preventing dental cavities.


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The Benefits of Braces

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Benefits of Braces

It does not matter what age you are, depending on what is going there are many different reasons and benefits as to why you should get braces. You may need a limited treatment, something quick or something more intrusive.


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HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW SMIILE STRAIGHTER AFTER BRACES TREATMENT

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Smile Straight After Braces

It's pretty standard for your teeth to go into a bit of a shock in the initial period of your braces being removed—somewhat similar to what you experienced when put on initially. 

This should be no cause for alarm. The shock can lead to temporary sensitivity in the teeth in some patients, making them seem brittle. For this, sensitive toothpaste can do wonders in reducing the shock, as can avoiding hard or crunchy food while the sensation lasts to keep your smile perfect.


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