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
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