Category Archives: Orthodontic Treatment

4 Reasons to Get an Orthodontist’s Second Opinion

by Dr. Gemmi on October 19, 2017

You have probably heard a few orthodontist horror stories from friends and families, stories of spending so much money and not getting the results you were promised, or the development of tooth decay and jaw issues because there was an error in treatment. Getting braces or any orthodontic treatment really is a big investment of time and money not to mention that your health could be at risk if things go wrong so never ever feel guilty about wanting a second opinion. The first...

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When Is Too Early to Put Your Kid in Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 17, 2017

Braces have always seemed to be a rite of passage for our middle school and maybe high school years, but it may surprise you to learn that orthodontic care starts a lot earlier. The recommended age for an initial orthodontic evaluation is around 7 years old. Does that mean a 7 year old should get braces? It is actually more complicated than that. When is too early to put your kid in braces? At around 7 years of age, your child’s first adult teeth will start to come in so this is why...

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What Do Nanoparticles Have to Do With Braces?

by Dr. Gemmi on October 16, 2017

Orthodontics just like other medical fields have been making great technologic strides. While the first thing that comes to your mind is probably old school metal braces, there is so much more going on in the world of orthodontics, especially with nanoparticles. Orthodontics just like other medical fields have been making great technologic strides. While the first thing that comes to your mind is probably old school metal braces, there is so much more going on in the world of...

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What Is Teeth Straightening Surgery and Is It Right For Me?

by Dr. Gemmi on August 30, 2017

Surgery to straighten your teeth may seem extreme, but there are benefits to including dental surgery as part of your accelerated orthodontic treatment. While typically you can’t escape wearing braces totally, with the surgery you will only have to wear them for a shorter period of time. Teeth-straightening surgery works best for people with an overbite or underbite or jaw misalignment. If you only have a couple of crooked teeth surgery really isn’t necessary to get the results you...

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8 Tips for Picking the Right Color for Your Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on August 30, 2017

Let’s be honest. No one loves wearing braces, but we are willing to endure it because of the promise of a healthier, more beautiful smile. But did you know that you don’t have to be resigned to just plain metal braces during your orthodontic treatment. Teens in high school and college especially will love the chance to make their braces unique. Adding fun colors to your braces can make you feel more comfortable wearing them and boost your confidence. And if you have an artistic soul...

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6 Tips for Managing Braces Daily

by Dr. Gemmi on August 30, 2017

Braces is a rite of passage for many of us, but that doesn’t make it any easier. To get through your treatment with the least hassle possible, there are certain things you need to know about managing braces daily. Braces is a rite of passage for many of us, but that doesn’t make it any easier. To get through your treatment with the least hassle possible, there are certain things you need to know about managing braces daily. Here are 6 tips for managing braces daily: Practice Good...

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What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup?

by Dr. Gemmi on July 31, 2017

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. If you have spent any time in middle schools or high schools, you tend to see a lot of kids sporting one of the many orthodontic options available today including the traditional metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Orthodontic care should start a lot earlier than this though. What is the Best Age for an Orthodontic Checkup? According to the American Association of Orthodontists,...

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Why Ignoring Your Overbite Can Lead to a Slippery Slope

by Dr. Gemmi on July 28, 2017

It is truly amazing how the human body works. Every part or system in our bodies is interconnected and when one is off line you can feel the effects in more than just the initial trouble spot. Take for instance your teeth. Many people see the appearance of their smile to just be an aesthetic thing, but how your smile looks can affect not only your oral health but also your facial structure as well as your overall health. While your overbite might seem like it is just a small physical...

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Why the Timing of Loss of Baby Teeth Matters to Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on July 27, 2017

What’s all the fuss about baby teeth, you make ask. They are not permanent so does it really matter when your child loses them? Actually it does and that is why proper oral hygiene is so important for your child even as a baby.What’s all the fuss about baby teeth, you make ask. They are not permanent so does it really matter when your child loses them? Actually it does and that is why proper oral hygiene is so important for your child even as a baby. Baby teeth, referred to as the...

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8 Reasons Not to Try DIY Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on July 26, 2017

Let’s face it. Orthodontic work is not cheap. And if you and your child needs braces, you might be tempted to try this new fad in DIY braces. There is DIY everything these days, right? What exactly are DIY braces you might be asking? Simply it means that you fabricate them on your own like a college student who reached internet fame with his DIY 3-D printed braces that cost him only $60 to make. Others who don’t have the same resources as this college student have used every day items...

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