What is TMJ & Can Braces Help?

If you’re dealing with jaw pain or discomfort, you’re not alone. In fact, Over 15% of adults ages 20 to 40 suffer from TMJ, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction. It makes eating difficult, leaves your jaw feeling stiff, and even causes earaches and headaches. […]

2021-09-23T15:29:35+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Posts|

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontics. The transparent and removable aligners have added comfort, control, and convenience to treatments that traditional metal braces have not. It is no wonder why millions of teens and adults around the country have turned to Invisalign to straighten their smiles. We’re proud to offer Invisalign in [...]

2023-03-07T21:26:11+00:00August 24th, 2021|Posts|

The Side Effects of Braces

Orthodontic braces are a relatively painless and safe procedure. It’s no wonder why millions of teens and adults wear them. If you follow your orthodontists’ instructions, you can have a straighter smile in as little as one year. However, even the most minor medical procedures still carry with them side effects that you should prepare [...]

2021-07-28T18:43:24+00:00July 28th, 2021|Posts|

What Do Orthodontic Rubber Bands Do?

Orthodontic rubber bands, or elastic bands as some orthodontists may call them, play an important role in a majority of orthodontic treatment plans. Whether your orthodontist recommends them early on in your treatment process or toward the end, they’ll play a vital role in your bite alignment and orthodontic care. So, what are rubber bands, [...]

2021-10-14T13:11:48+00:00June 24th, 2021|Posts|

Can Braces Cause Cavities?

Many patients are hesitant to get traditional braces or even refuse to consider them because they worry that braces cause cavities. However, this isn’t necessarily true. It is food, lodged between your teeth, that causes tooth decay and an increase in cavities. Everyone…young and old, with braces or without…has a risk of cavities. [...]

2021-04-21T18:33:23+00:00April 21st, 2021|Posts|

Invisalign vs Smile Direct Club

Invisible aligners are changing orthodontics, making a straighter smile more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. For years, Invisalign has been an industry leader. However, at-home braces kits like Smile Direct Club are quickly gaining popularity. Both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club use transparent, custom, removable aligners to gradually [...]

2023-03-07T21:28:05+00:00March 18th, 2021|Posts|

What Happens If I Don’t Wear My Retainer?

You’ve worked hard to achieve your straight, healthy smile! Now that your braces are off, wearing your retainer after treatment is the easiest and most effective way to keep your new smile in place for years to come. Unfortunately, as many as 25 percent of orthodontic patients don’t wear their retainer following their treatment. Like [...]

2021-02-19T17:24:13+00:00February 19th, 2021|Posts|

What Are Braces Made Of?

Braces have the strength to completely alter the appearance of your smile and the location of your teeth without invasive procedures and very little pain. So what are braces made of? How can they so effortlessly straighten your smile? […]

2021-01-20T14:56:55+00:00January 20th, 2021|Posts|

Is Invisalign for Children?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment at our offices in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County! Teens and adults love the convenient and comfortable aligners. But is Invisalign the right fit for any age? Not always. Here’s why we don’t typically recommend Invisalign for children. […]

2020-12-16T17:59:51+00:00December 16th, 2020|Posts|
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