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
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.