Did you know…that the best time to have your child evaluated for orthodontics is at the age of 7?

Although we see patients from the age of 7 to 70 for evaluations, the American Association of Orthodontists suggests age 7 for an initial evaluation. This is based on the assumption that four upper and four lower permanent front teeth, and four permanent first molars (six year molars) have erupted into the mouth. The learning… Read more »

Retain Your New, Straight, Confident Smile

Once your teeth have reached their optimal positions, Dr. can remove the braces so you can enjoy your new, confident smile. However, we have spent the last year or two moving teeth and now it is very important for you to hold them in the new position for a year or more to allow all… Read more »

What to Do in an Orthodontic Emergency

You are on your way to reaching a straighter, healthier smile, but your braces become damaged. Don’t worry. When this happens, call our office for an appointment with our orthodontist. Until your appointment, there are some things you can do to get help with common orthodontic problems. – Loose brackets – In the case of… Read more »

Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign®

For those who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, gaining a straight, beautiful, healthy smile should be simple. With Invisalign® in Parma and Brecksville, , you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. The Invisalign process will begin when you have a consultation with Dr. and discuss your needs and goals. Our orthodontist… Read more »

Accelerate Your Treatment with AcceleDent®

Orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference for the health and beauty of your smile. However, traditional orthodontics usually takes a few years. Luckily, there are quicker options. New techniques called “accelerated orthodontics” have the same goal as traditional orthodontic treatment, but accomplish these goals in a shorter period of time. If you would like… Read more »

Caring for Teeth While Wearing Braces

Orthodontics is used to straighten the teeth and correct the bite. This can improve not only the appearance of your smile, but the health as well. Now that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are some things you should know about caring for your teeth and braces. Dental Hygiene with Braces Dental hygiene is a… Read more »

Is Invisalign® the Right Choice for Me?

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible plastic. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given every two weeks to help the patient progress in their… Read more »

Help Your Kids Love Braces

As a parent, it’s difficult at times to get your children excited at the prospect of getting braces. While you know that they’ll be very grateful for straight teeth later on in life, getting your kids to love braces now isn’t easy. That’s why we decided to put this piece together – we wanted to… Read more »

Assess Your Smile

Ideally, orthodontic assessments should start early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, Dr. can detect any issues with jaw growth and development and emerging teeth. Most children begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. During your child’s orthodontic… Read more »

What Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »