Shift Happens

Have you or your child recently completed orthodontic treatment? Chances are that you had a retainer recommended by Dr. Sabat. Although we stress the importance of wearing retainers as instructed, many become tired of the routine. It has become obvious to our team at Sabat Orthodontics that more and more patients are stopping wearing their… Read more »

Additional Information About Invisalign®

Have you always wanted to straighten teeth but were afraid of the orthodontic treatments required to do so? In the past, many individuals were concerned with the visual appearance of bulky metal wires and brackets that were often used for orthodontic care. However, modern orthodontics now allows for the use of sleek alignment systems to… Read more »

The Advantages of Damon® Braces

Do you have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Are you in need of orthodontic treatment, but hesitant about the time that traditional braces take? Ask Dr. Sabat if Damon® braces in Parma and Brecksville, Ohio, are the right choice for you. Damon braces are self-ligating, which means that they do not need metal or elastic… Read more »

Proper Dental Hygiene While Wearing Braces

You’re on your way to a straighter, healthier smile. Your braces have been placed and your orthodontic treatment has begun. You may be aware that cleaning your teeth while wearing braces can be more difficult. Dr. Sabat and our team are happy to give you tips on proper dental hygiene with braces. Brushing Teeth Brush… Read more »

What to Expect During the Braces Process

Has Dr. Sabat recommended that you have braces placed? Are you a little nervous about the braces process, or simply wondering what to expect? Our orthodontist and team are happy to go over the basic orthodontic treatment process with you. Braces Placement The brackets of braces are bonded to your teeth using a special dental… Read more »

The History of Orthodontics

You may think of orthodontics as a modern development, but in reality, orthodontics has been developing since ancient times. This branch of dentistry has developed gradually over time to become the modern orthodontics we know and love today. Orthodontics in Ancient Times Human remains with crooked teeth have been found dating back 50,000 years. Ancient… Read more »

What to Do About a Broken Bracket

A common orthodontic emergency is a broken or damaged braces bracket. Brackets often become damaged because they are fragile and can become damaged from several things, like: – Eating foods that can be damaging to braces – An injury to the mouth – Brushing teeth too vigorously – Using a toothpick – Flossing too vigorously… Read more »

The Many Benefits of Straight Teeth

If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or gapped, our orthodontist may recommend braces or Invisalign® to gently straighten your teeth over time. It may come as a surprise to learn that straightening your teeth provides many benefits to you and your smile. Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean Unfortunately, teeth that are crooked are crowded… Read more »

The Invisalign® Treatment Process

Some individuals with crooked or crowded teeth are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because they worry that metal brackets and wires will mar the beauty of their smile. If you share this concern, ask Dr. about Invisalign® in Parma and Brecksville, . Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently straighten your smile over… Read more »

Types of Malocclusion

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry whose focus is on correcting teeth and jaws that are not positioned properly. When the teeth are crooked or crowded, they are harder to sufficiently clean, so they are more prone to cavities. Misaligned teeth or bad bites are referred to as malocclusion. There are different types of… Read more »