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,
Enter the Dunn Orthodontics’ Best Brace Face Photo Contest 1. Between March 8, 2010 and April 23, 2010, go to Dunn Orthodontics and click on the link to the Best Brace Face Photo Contest.2. Follow the online directions to submit your Best Brace Face Photo.3. Between April 24, 2010 and May 9, 2010, the public
Do you or your children have white or yellow-brown spots on the enamel of your front teeth (incisors)? Do you ever wonder what caused them? A recent study in the journal Dental Traumatology helps explain. From this study looking at more than 5000 sets of patient records it appears that these markings on the teeth
Orthodontists are occasionally presented with the challenge of bringing in an impacted maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) 2nd molar. The main options for treating these impacted teeth are to have the tooth surgically uncovered with or without orthodontic treatment, extract the impacted tooth and hope the 3rd molar erupts into its position, or do nothing.
Does your child suck his or her thumb? A recent study in the European Journal of Orthodontics showed that about one third of four year old children suck their thumb. By the time these kids are six years old, half of them will quit. Why are orthodontists so concerned about thumb sucking habits? Thumb sucking
Drs. Matthew and Courtney Dunn were recently named 2010 Invisalign Preferred Providers. Invisalign awards Preferred Provider status based on overall experience with Invisalign as well as completing Invisalign continuing education requirements. Prior to this year, any orthodontist or dentist that took a one day course was considered Invisalign certified. This policy resulted in thousands of