Why Older Adults are Wearing Orthodontics–and Why They Should

Image Source Oak Park, IL — Statistics available through the American Association of Orthodontists show that older adults getting braces and other orthodontics devices has risen dramatically over the past decade–by a whopping 40 percent. For many dental practices, about half of all their orthodontics patients are adults, with a bigger and bigger chunk of…

Scientists Develop Film to Keep Braces and Retainers Clean

Image Source La Grange, IL – New scientific development promises to help stop bacteria from adhering to clear overlay devices like retainers and aligners. This newly developed compound could even stop bad oral bacteria from causing cavities in teeth. Scientists at the University of Birmingham Alabama have discovered that a molecule can work as an…

What is the Damon System and Who is a Good Candidate?

Image Source La Grange, MN – When you want straighter teeth, you may think that braces or Invisalign are your only options. That’s not entirely true. While those two are the most popular options for a more aligned smile, there are other variations of orthodontics that you might want to know about, such as the…

Why Not Add Straighter Teeth to Your Spring Cleaning List?

Image Source Oak Park, IL – Spring is the ideal time to throw the windows open, so you can clean out all the dust that has accumulated over the long winter months. With the weather warming up and flowers blooming all around, your house can look brand new with a complete makeover. This is the…

Can You Get Braces on the Upper or Lower Teeth Only?

Image Source La Grange, IL – Every once in a while, we get asked if we can put braces or Invisalign on only a single arch. In other words, the patient wants either the top or bottom teeth straightened only. Is this possible?Patients ask this question for a variety of reasons. Some patients only have…

Can I Whiten My Teeth While Wearing Braces?

Source La Grange and Oak Park, IL – When asked what they’d most like to change about their smiles, research revealed that approximately 90% of people said they wanted whiter teeth. Because straightening teeth with braces treatment can take on average 16 months, it’s no surprise that many patients ask about teeth whitening at the…

What Patients Can Do to Ensure Efficient Orthodontic Treatment

Source La Grange and Oak Park, IL – People seeking straighter teeth want to make sure they’re getting the most experienced and professional orthodontists available. But there’s another piece of the puzzle many are prone to overlook: the role of the patient when it comes to achieving the optimal orthodontics health. La Grange and Oak…

6 Benefits You’ll Enjoy With Your New Smile

La Grange and Oak Park, IL – If you’ve been considering a smile makeover but keep putting it off, maybe it’s because you aren’t aware of all the potential benefits you can gain from the procedure. Today we’re discussing some of the reasons you might want to schedule your smile makeover sooner rather than later.…