Category Archives: Orthodontic Treatment

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Why the Designation of Your Invisalign Provider Matters

by Dr. Gemmi on December 22, 2017

Invisalign is a convenient and effective orthodontic treatment, and you should feel confident in choosing it to fixing your alignment issues, but did you know that your decision-making doesn’t end there? When choosing your orthodontist, you should be looking for one who has the most experience with and is the most skilled at Invisalign treatment, which you can tell by the special designation that are given. Here is why the designation of your Invisalign provider matters: It is a...

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5 Holiday Travel Tips for Orthodontic Care

by Dr. Gemmi on December 21, 2017

If you are traveling a lot this holiday season, it is important not to ignore your orthodontic care while you are away. You should never take a holiday from taking care of your oral health. Whether you have braces or Invisalign aligners, there are somethings you keep in mind while on the road. Here are 5 holiday travel tips for orthodontic care: Pack all your Orthodontic and Dental Essentials First things first, you should make sure you pack all the orthodontic and dental essentials...

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7 Top Dental Industry Changes Expected in 2018

by Dr. Gemmi on December 20, 2017

As we begin to say goodbye to 2017, it is time to look ahead to what the new year will bring. The dental industry has been growing exponentially, especially in orthodontics and 2018 will be no different. Here are 7 top dental industry changes expected in 2018: More Internet-Centered You are probably thinking everything is pretty much online today as it is, but you will definitely see more of a growth in this in the dental industry this year. You will find yourself being able to do more of...

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7 Reasons Even Small Alignment Issues Can Impact Your Dental Health

by Dr. Gemmi on November 29, 2017

Orthodontic work can be expensive so you might be tempted to brush off your one or two crooked teeth or small alignment issue as merely cosmetic. That one crooked tooth gives you character, right? Crooked teeth, even the smallest of imperfections, can lead to dental problems. Here are 7 reasons even small alignment issues can impact your dental health: Harder to Clean Teeth The biggest issue with crooked teeth is that because the teeth are all jammed into one another, it is harder to...

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Plan Ahead When It Comes to Your Kid’s Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on November 21, 2017

Finding out your child needs braces can feel like bad news, with worries about money and possible complications. If you plan properly, however, for the possibility of your children needing orthodontic treatment it can become a positive experience that you will be grateful you can give your child. You may be asking yourself, what is the use of spending all this time planning for something that may or may not happen? When you got so much on your plate already, why stress yourself...

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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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Why Rushing Your Orthodontic Treatment May Be a Mistake

by Dr. Gemmi on October 19, 2017

No one wants to spend years in braces, but when you have noticeable crooked teeth or bite issues, you know it is something you have to endure in order to get that healthier, more beautiful smile you have always wanted. Luckily there are some accelerated options that can speed things up for you, but will rushing your orthodontic treatment end up being a mistake? Accelerated Treatment First here are the most common methods of accelerating the straightening of your teeth: AcceleDent is a...

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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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