Category Archives: Braces

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…

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…