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

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