Stay away from DIY orthodontics
There are a lot of DIY videos these days on everything from jewelry making to furniture painting… unfortunately you may also run across some for DIY orthodontics. It seems very tempting to take care of things on your own and avoid those pesky braces, but let me explain why this is notÂrecommended. [Read more…] about Leave the Tooth Movement to the Experts
As an orthodontist practicing on the Connecticut Shoreline, I belong not only to the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Connecticut State Dental Association, but also the Shoreline Dental Association.
Month two with our ClearCorrect Superstar, Melissa S.
Week In Review: 3-4-16
Let’s face it, I’m an orthodontist, I have a fascination with teeth. While studying dentistry at Georgetown University, we learned the anatomic details of each tooth by studying large plaster models. I’ll bet that you didn’t know, or even think you wanted to know, that teeth have different anatomic details, but it’s true.
Let’s Play Jeopardy!
Those of you who enjoy old westerns, might immediately think of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, but this is orthodontics we’re talking about here… so this is all about Life With Braces.
I think that the good is self evident, but can be sometimes forgotten when you are deep in the throes of orthodontic treatment. The good is the result. Whether the braces are something that you chose to do, or had chosen for you, the result is something good. We will be taking your smile from a place where it was esthetically and functionally compromised, to a place where everything is in balance. This is definitely The Good. [Read more…] about The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Week In Review: 2-19-16
The real answer is that we essentially had two February breaks… One created by snow days and one created by the school calendar. We wanted to know whether the two breaks were enjoyed in the same way, or if other plans were made for the “official break”. [Read more…] about How Did You Spend Your February Break?
Today I’m going to share different options for the orthodontic treatment of adults. In any orthodontic treatment, there is no such thing as one size fits all. An ideal treatment plan always takes into account your primary reason for seeking treatment as well as the current relationship of your teeth and jaws, so that the final plan is one that meets your goals while maintaining the oral health and integrity of your teeth and jaws. [Read more…] about Adult Orthodontics