Caring for Your Retainer

Getting your braces off is exciting! You can finally show off the smile of your dreams and eat the foods you love. But a lot of work goes into maintaining this smile for years to come. That starts with wearing and caring for your retainer. A retainer helps keep your teeth aligned while your bone [...]

2020-01-31T17:38:42+00:00January 31st, 2020|Posts|

The 4 Benefits of Adult Braces

Plenty of adults visit our Reading orthodontists and wonder whether they’re “too old” for braces. But we’re seeing an increasing amount of adult braces patients! The availability of braces is making it easier for those who have never had braces as a child to benefit from the treatment now. Besides, it’s never too late to [...]

2020-02-18T16:44:33+00:00December 14th, 2019|Posts|

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?

Many patients opt for Invisalign because of its convenience. The aligners are clear, comfortable, and can be removed as needed for eating, drinking, and brushing. With all this convenience, some patients believe that their treatment will take less time than traditional braces would. While this is sometimes the case, it isn’t always true. When asked [...]

2020-02-18T16:25:12+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Posts|

7 Questions to Ask Your Allentown Orthodontist

Thinking about scheduling a free consultation with our orthodontist in Allentown? Your free consultation is the perfect time to meet the team and have your questions answered. There’s so much to learn about braces, sometimes it can be hard to find the right questions to ask your orthodontist. Where do you start? […]

2019-11-04T14:25:01+00:00October 30th, 2019|Posts|

5 Myths About Braces

Our team of orthodontists in Reading and beyond have heard a lot of myths about braces over the years. These stories of pain, discomfort, expense, and social isolation make many people afraid to even visit the orthodontist!  […]

2020-02-05T14:22:30+00:00September 24th, 2019|Posts|

How Long Do Braces Take to Work?

One of the most popular questions we’re asked by teen and adult patients alike is “How long do braces take to work?” Braces are a major change for patients. They impact how you speak, eat, and brush your teeth. They can also be a little uncomfortable, especially after adjustments. No one wants to wear braces [...]

2019-08-26T20:41:24+00:00August 26th, 2019|Posts|

Are You a Candidate for Braces?

Did you know that over four million teens and adults in the United States wear braces? Braces are more common than you might think! With so many people wearing braces, you may be wondering whether you need them too. A strong candidate for braces usually suffers from one of five malocclusions, or tooth alignment, issues. [...]

2019-08-01T14:41:42+00:00August 12th, 2019|Posts|

Why You Should Beware of DIY Braces

DIY braces and at-home orthodontic care have gained quite the following recently! Popular blogs and videos claim that your teeth can be straightened in weeks with something as simple as rubber bands. To save money, thousands have turned to these methods, as opposed to visiting a certified orthodontist. But there’s a serious downside to this [...]

2019-10-07T15:14:13+00:00August 1st, 2019|Posts|

What Causes White Spots After Braces?

Some patients who have their braces removed see white spots on their new smiles. These white spots after braces can be caused by a variety of factors, like genetics or nutrition. Most often, however, they are caused by plaque buildup during your braces procedure.  […]

2019-07-26T13:59:24+00:00July 20th, 2019|Posts|

What are Palatal Expanders?

A palatal expander, also called a jaw expander, helps young patients create more space in their mouth so that their adult teeth can grow in straighter and more comfortably. While “jaw expander” may seem like a scary term or a painful procedure, the treatment is quick, simple, and causes less discomfort than braces do.  [...]

2019-07-16T14:16:59+00:00July 15th, 2019|Posts|
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