What Does Silicon Valley Have to Do With Invisible Braces?

When you imagine Silicon Valley, you probably think of computers, automobiles, and media giants like Apple and Google. However, the innovations from Silicon Valley don’t end there. While the region is known for its high technology business, entrepreneurs have released products for all different fields from this creativity node. Among these business people are Stanford University graduates Zia Chishti and …

Back in the day, you would have been called a, “Metal Mouth”!

In the age of Invisalign braces that straighten teeth with barely a noticeable presence, orthodontics is increasingly moving towards methods of aligning teeth in a way that will be cosmetically appealing during the process. We’ve come a long way from devices that coined the expression ‘metal mouth’. The original metal mouth was real gold or silver. Often softer metals were …

The future of braces and orthodontics, technology continues to advance

The leaps and bounds technology has taken in the last decade has changed the practice of orthodontics. Increasingly, orthodontic practices utilize digital computer imaging to create an accurate fit. Having a 3-D model of teeth enables the doctor to gradually move teeth within a fully constructed plan. A robotic system has been developed to create custom arch wires. A customized …

Invisalign for Teens and Young Adults

When you were younger, you or someone you knew may have worn what was known as “headgear.” Luckily, today’s teens don’t have orthodontia that makes them look like a cyborg. But they still might need braces. For most teens, the last thing they want to hear is that they will need to wear metal in their mouth for up to …

More and More Parents are Choosing Invisalign, for Themselves!

Invisalign is quickly becoming the “go to” solution, and it’s not just for kids. More parents are flocking to purchase this most advanced clear aligner system in the world. The following are some of the reasons that Invisalign’s popularity is growing so quickly: Clients Experience Less Pain One of the most prevalent reasons that Invisalign is popular is that it …

What Goes Into Customizing a Smile?

It is never too late to get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Braces fix a myriad of common problems, all while restoring your confidence. There are plenty of treatment options regardless of one’s age. Braces are often seen as something only for teenagers, but they can be worn by people of all ages without any disruption in lifestyle. This …

Common problems and why braces are necessary

Few people are born with a perfect smile. To correct dental issues that may be impacting the role your teeth play in your appearance, common issues may need to be addressed. An orthodontist treatment plan can be customized to correct dental misalignment problems due to conditions like missing teeth and crowding, or dental midlines not matching. Spacing: Many people have …

What should you do if you have a braces emergency?

There are a few orthodontic emergencies that occur, but a majority of them are usually minor problems that lead to discomfort. Once you experience discomfort, call our orthodontic clinic to get it fixed to avoid further and more severe injuries. What might be some of your problems? Broken braces. Loose or broken braces can be considered an emergency at times. …

Understanding the Different Parts of Braces

Braces might seem simple, but they are actually a very complicated piece of technology that fix an array of common problems. All of the small parts work together to put gentle yet even pressure on the teeth and slowly align them into the proper shape. Here are the names and descriptions of all the important parts of orthodontic braces: Brackets …

Difference Between Orthodontists & Dentists

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are a number of different professionals tasked with doing so. Two of the most commonly visited professionals in the dental world, however, are the orthodontist and dentist. Both can help you achieve a beautiful smile, but the ways in which they do that are vastly different. Here is a brief …