With orthodontic treatment, we have the ability to correct rotated teeth including teeth rotated 180°. The stability of these orthodontically corrected rotations continues to be an area of concern. A recent study in The Angle Orthodontist suggests a new technique to help reduce relapse of rotated teeth using a soft tissue laser.One of the main
While the orthodontic process has become much more comfortable over the years, there will still be some discomfort. Most orthodontists recommend taking either ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief. The decision between the two is usually based on the patient’s preferences. But, is one better than the other? A recent study published in
Absolutely not! There is no age limit for orthodontics. In fact, almost 25% of current orthodontic patients in the United States are adults. There are so many benefits for an adult to get orthodontic treatment. A beautiful new smile is just the beginning. Straight teeth not only look great, they are easier to keep clean.
Conventional wisdom says the best toothbrush is the one that gets used. But, is there one that is better than another for use with braces? An interesting study was recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics that addressed this issue. Nine different toothbrushes were tested in their efficiency to remove debris around an orthodontic
Congratulations Jeremy for winning the Dunn Orthodontics Best Brace Face Photo Contest. Jeremy won the new 5th generation iPod Nano!
Congratulations to our five finalists in the Best Brace Face Photo Contest: Jeremy Rogers (228 votes) Natalie Steinman (162 votes) Jaden Leavitt (67 votes) Stephanie Kane (65 votes) Crysta Jobski (63 votes). The winner of the iPod will be announced in just a few days. The other four finalists will each receive 25 tokens.
Claims that orthodontic therapy causes temporomandibular disorders (TMD) have been around a long time. Is there truth to these claims? A study published last year in the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics looked at this topic by evaluating 1011 children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 18. They separated these young people based on
What am I going to look like with braces? Are people going to be able to tell, even when they can’t see my teeth? Everyone has worries about how they are going to look with their braces. Whether it’s metal, porcelain or Invisalign, people want to know how their appearance is going to change. One
Whitening teeth has become a very popular practice in the United States and around the world. Patients have a variety of choices when it comes to whitening products. The most commonly prescribed whitening regimens are custom bleaching trays and in-office whitening. Both systems produce good results, but vary in time and cost.Many orthodontic patients are
The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) held a leadership conference this past weekend in San Mateo, California. The PCSO is the largest of the eight constituent societies that comprise the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Along with the leadership from Arizona, the leaders from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Saskatchewan,