Dr. Anderson

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About Dr. Anderson

Dr. Brian Anderson received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa, and received his orthodontic specialty training at the University of Minnesota Graduate Orthodontic Program, Minneapolis, Minnesota. His Master's research involved a multidisciplinary collaborative effort to evaluate three-dimensional radiographic images of orthodontic patients before and after treatment.

How Long Will I Need Braces?

When patients and parents first come to meet with me for an exam and consultation, I know there are three main questions they want to have answered (1) What (if any) treatment is required?, (2) How long will it take?, and (3) How much will it cost? Questions #1 and #3 vary from patient to [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Orthodontics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Screening

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a screening with an orthodontist no later than age seven. For certain individuals, treatment at a young age (before all the permanent teeth have come in) is very important. Treatment in young children is called “phase I (one)” treatment. Failure to treat particular problems [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Early Treatment|0 Comments

Your Life, Your Smile – Trust it to an Orthodontist

  A recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (the AJO-DO) showed that individuals with an ideal smile were viewed as more intelligent and more likely to be hired for a job than those very same people without an ideal smile. 1 Photographs of people with non-ideal smiles [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Orthodontics|0 Comments

Triangle Elastic Wear

Why Triangle Elastics? Triangle elastics help to achieve better bite relationships by bringing the upper and lower front teeth together to really get the bite "socked in" and the teeth fitting together ideally. Although most people seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and are less concerned about improving their bite, proper bite correction is also [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|Instructions|0 Comments

Class II Elastic Wear

Why Class II Elastics? Class II Elastics allow our orthodontists to correct excess overjet (often called "overbite" in lay terms), often caused by a disharmony in how the upper and lower jaws fit together. Although most people seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and are less concerned about improving their bite, proper bite correction is also [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|Instructions|0 Comments

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Screening The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a screening with an orthodontist no later than age seven. For certain individuals, treatment at a young age (before all the permanent teeth have come in) is very important. Failure to treat particular problems early [...]

By | June 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Should I Fix My Bite?

What is Dental Occlusion? Dental occlusion, often commonly referred to as a person’s “bite,” refers to the relationships between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed. In other words, occlusion describes how the teeth fit together. Malocclusion refers to irregular alignment of the teeth (spacing, crowding, etc.) and/or incorrect bite/jaw relationships. Malocclusion [...]

By | June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who completed 2-3 years of post-graduate specialty training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. All orthodontists are dentists, but only about 6% of dentists are orthodontists.1 Training/Post-Graduate Education Admittance into an orthodontic residency program is very competitive and selective. Dentists who gain admittance into orthodontic specialty programs usually have [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|Orthodontics|0 Comments

What is a Dentist?

A dentist is a healthcare provider who is trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat conditions and diseases in and around the oral cavity. To become a dentist, a student must first attend college (generally four years) and then be admitted to a dental school. Since there are only around 60 accredited dental schools [...]

By | August 29th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Brushing Teeth with Braces

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene with Braces Orthodontic treatment with braces can benefit a person’s life in many ways, including making good oral hygiene easier. Braces can lead to a beautiful smile with straight teeth that are easier to brush and floss throughout a lifetime. But, when braces are on the teeth, [...]

By | August 6th, 2013|Instructions|0 Comments