Too many American adults are unhappy with their smile. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontics more than 1/3 of adults reported they didn’t like their smile. What better time than right now, to promise yourself or someone you love a beautiful new smile.
Let’s take a closer look at the details of this study of 1,000 U. S adults 18 years of age and older.
Facebook untagging. 48 percent of Americans 18-24 actually untagged a photo of themselves on Facebook because they didn’t like their smile. More than one third of those surveyed indicated that if their smiles were improved their social life would be better as well. Continue reading Does Your Smile Make You Happy?
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Orthodontic braces have changed significantly in size, material and design since they were invented over a century ago. Early braces were made of thin steel that was wrapped individually around each tooth, literally hugging the entire tooth. This is so different from today’s braces which are more discreet than ever, and are glued just to the front surface of the tooth. Today’s braces produce excellent results without being overly obvious during the corrective phase. If you are in search of an aesthetically appealing way of straightening your teeth, Dr. Mark Feinberg and our team at Feinberg Orthodontics provide multiple options to choose from, including lingual braces using SureSmile technology and clear aligners like Invisalign.
Clear aligners are sequential phase orthodontic devices designed for patients who need mild-to-moderate correction of crowded or crooked teeth and bite correction as well. This system includes a progression of clear custom designed trays that gradually shift the teeth into their targeted positions. Continue reading Cosmetic Orthodontics: Lingual Braces vs. Clear Aligners
If you think you need braces, you are not alone. There are over five million people in orthodontic treatment. In the last ten years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of adults getting orthodontic care. One in five orthodontic patients are adults. Some are for the first time, and some who have chosen to have braces again after wearing them as kids. With the advances in orthodontics, treatments are less bulky, subtle and are stronger and more durable than they used to be. There are many orthodontics options to help straighten and improve your smile.
Different Types Of Braces
• Metal braces are the most popular with kids and teenagers. They love using different colors of ligature bands. Metal braces are much smaller than ever before.
• Ceramic Braces are not as visible as metal braces. Ceramic braces are a little more expensive than metal braces and they look great.
• Lingual Braces are attached behind the teeth so they are not visible when you smile. Lingual braces are also more expensive than traditional metal braces but the advantages are apparent. Continue reading Braces: The Straight Facts
If you are an adult and are considering getting braces, you are not alone. There are currently over five million people in orthodontic treatment. About 1 in 5 patients are adults. Whether you are an adult who needed braces as a kid and never got them, or you have developed misaligned teeth as an adult, braces can improve your smile and oral health.
How Braces Move Teeth
Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time, on an average of two years. Traditional orthodontic treatment works when braces and brackets are attached onto your teeth. These brackets have small slots, and that is where your orthodontist inserts wires when you first get your braces on, as well as your subsequent adjustment visits. These wires are held in place by small elastic ties that fit around the brackets.
As time passes during your treatment, these wires apply pressure on your teeth, which sets in motion the movement of your teeth into their desired positions. Each of your teeth has a different size and shape, and so do the brackets. Each bracket is custom made for the particular tooth on which it is supposed to fit. Continue reading Considering Braces to Straighten Your Smile?
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens. For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. Technologies have come a long way since the days of bulky, highly noticeable metal braces from your childhood. Adults no longer have to fear facing co-workers and friends with colored rubber bands and metal laced throughout their mouths. We have several options of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs.
• Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces are like metal braces except they match the natural color of your teeth. Continue reading Adult Orthodontics – Braces without the Embarrassment to Smile!