Braces have an ancient and surprisingly intriguing history. Archeologists estimate that the use of braces dates back to as early as 1000 B.C.! Not surprisingly, many early attempts at teeth straightening were more “miss” than “hit.” Luckily, today’s braces have not only mastered the art of creating a beautiful smile, but they are so unobtrusive you may forget they are even there! In this post, learn more about today’s modern braces and gain an overview of the signs that indicate braces might be needed.
Why Justin Bieber & other celebs use Invisalign. So many celebrities these days are turning to alternative methods of improving their appearance. One of the hardest appearance factors to change can be your smile. But if it’s so hard, then why are more and more celebs getting great smiles seemingly overnight? Many celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, are turning to Invisalign instead of tradition braces to correct the alignment of their teeth.
When it comes to orthodontic emergencies, they can be broken down into two categories: minor and major. Minor emergencies can generally be treated at home with a few supplies. Things that you may already have while major emergencies require the help of an orthodontist who is specialized in this type of treatment. Luckily, individuals who have braces are not often faced with severe circumstances that would require immediate care. Discomfort and general inconveniences are a normal part of having orthodontic treatment. Let’s examine a few common problems and potential solutions for minor and major emergencies.
When is too late to get braces? It is never too late to correct orthodontic problems to get that perfect smile! The usual age for braces (dental appliances) installation is during childhood, adolescence or teenage years. This is typically after the child gets his or her first trip to the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should have his or her first orthodontic checkup by age 7.
Everyone knows that braces can allow us to get perfectly straight teeth after the treatment has progressed. There are also some other less known benefits that you can experience after you undergo treatment with braces especially if you have had difficulties with your teeth before. Here are some of the untold benefits of braces.
Everyone wants a great smile, right? But your kids might be going through puberty and they might feel awkward wearing gawky, metal braces. Now, using the clear aligners, your children will have their teeth properly aligned discreetly.
According to Harvard Health Publications, today’s orthodontic patients come from all ages and walks of life. One out of every five people wearing braces right now is aged 19 or older. Some call this “America’s obsession with a perfect smile.” At King Orthodontics, we view it a little bit differently. After all, what is the closest major organ to the teeth and gums? The brain! The next closest? The heart.
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