Close to two years ago we eliminated impressions… you know, that pink gooey stuff… that stuff that makes you gag… no more! That’s right, no more impressions ever! New technology has made it possible to make digital impressions of the teeth using a scanner. The scanner, just like our camera and our x-ray machinery, is all digital now… very high tech, and very comfortable for you, our patients.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have their first appointment with an orthodontist no later than age 7
That sounds early… let’s examine the reasons why:
That would be an emphatic yes!!! April is National Facial Protection Month, so we focus even more on the reasons you have to wear your mouthguard. As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the AAO, I want to help make sure my patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to teeth, mouth and face. No one ever plans to get injured. Accidents are unexpected. Being protected is your best option.
That is why I provide all my patients with mouthguards
I am thrilled to report that the highly respected 3M Company has developed a clear aligner treatment using the newest technology. I am even more thrilled to announce that I am a provider of this new technology! As you know, there are several aligner companies to choose from. I have used some of them in the past, but now that 3M has created a new aligner treatment, I plan to use it exclusively.
There are still times when braces are needed for orthodontic treatment, but when aligners are an option, 3M Clarity Aligners are my choice.
This is a question that I get asked a lot…
“What is the best way to brush your teeth with braces?” 🤷♀️🤷♂️
Our patients are given the Crest+Oral B Ortho Essentials System when they start in treatment.