3D Imaging with Cone Beam CT Scanners (CBCT)

La Grange, IL – For decades, dentists and dental clinicians have been using imaging to evaluate the condition of a patient’s oral health. While panoramic X-rays have helped dentists a great deal with broader views of jaws and maxillofacial structures, the need for a more advanced radiography has always been felt. The limitations of CT…

Should I Have Tooth Extraction for Braces?

Oak Park, IL – Wearing braces is a popular orthodontic treatment which is conducted to correctly align the jaws and the teeth of a person. But this method isn’t as simple as just putting braces on your teeth. Before braces are ready to wear, the orthodontist has to plan the entire treatment process in detail.…

The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Braces

Image source La Grange, IL – Orthodontists have long been using braces as an effective tool to straighten smiles, both in adults and kids. While the advent of the Invisalign technology has made treating the misalignment of teeth easier and better, traditional metal braces are still used on a big scale. There are many cases…

Battistoni and Beam’s Verdict on Iced Coffee and Orthodontics

Image Source Oak Park, IL — Summer’s favorite beverage is refreshing, delicious, and highly customizable. As more and more people, including working adults, are wearing braces, Invisalign trays, and other orthodontics–the question arises— is it safe for the teeth? What is the Big Deal? Regular brewed coffee has gotten a bad reputation that makes it a…

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…