Category Archives: Your Appearance

Why Is America Obsessed with Perfect Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on December 20, 2017

The American culture has always stereotypically been about the importance of image, of always looking good. All you have to do is watch an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashian and it will seem true. With Hollywood, the media and advertising constantly promoting images of young beautiful people it is no wonder if people feel the pressure to look perfect. And part of looking perfect is of course a beautiful white smile showing perfectly aligned teeth. Americans are obsessed with...

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How to Take a Good Holiday Pic While Wearing Braces

by Dr. Gemmi on November 27, 2017

The holidays are fast upon us and you know what that means, right? The family holiday photo. An event you tend to dread every year, but this year in particular because now you are wearing braces. Having braces on your teeth can make you feel self-conscious when it is photo time, but unfortunately there is no way to avoid it so might as well embrace it. Make holiday photos with braces a fun experience with these quick tips: Keep It Clean While you can’t do anything about the braces...

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2017 Back to School Hair Trends

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2017

If you are like most kids, you are probably look at the start of the school year as a chance as a clean slate, to redefine yourself. What better way to do that then to sport a new haircut or hairstyle for the first day. Here are some 2017 Back to School Hair Trends: The Razor Bob One way girls can make a big splash this year is by sporting a sleek but edgy razor bob. In this modern version of the bob is shorter in the back and longer sides and layers. The Pixie The pixie will never...

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2017 Back to School Fashion Trends for Teens

by Dr. Gemmi on August 29, 2017

If your kids aren’t stuck wearing a uniform to school then they are probably equal parts excited and dreading putting together their back to school wardrobe together. Excited to have a fresh start and a new look for the year, but also dreading any negative reactions? Here are twelve 2017 back to school fashion trends that will be a surefire success: The Minimalist Approach We have all heard the expression “less is more” when it comes to home design, but this can hold true in...

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How Retainers Protect Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 30, 2017

The day has finally come. You are finally getting those braces off, but before you can completely celebrate, your orthodontist tells you will still need to wear a retainer. While this is the last thing you want to probably hear, don’t ignore your orthodontist’s recommendations. Retainers are necessary to protect your smile and keep your teeth from moving back to their original position. For your most beautiful smile, wear your retainer as recommended by the orthodontist. How do...

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Your Guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia

by Dr. Gemmi on June 28, 2017

Has your dentist told you that you need to see an orthodontist for treatment, but you are nervous because you don’t know what to expect or how to find the best orthodontist in Philadelphia? Don’t worry. Knowledge is power. Here is your guide to Orthodontics in Philadelphia: What is Orthodontics Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Orthodontists use devices and appliances to reposition teeth and remodel the bone underneath....

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Am I a Good Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?

by Dr. Gemmi on June 26, 2017

In our fast-paced society, we want everything instantaneously so the thought of a wearing braces for a couple of years probably seems like a tortuous proposition. While good things like a beautiful smile are certainly worth waiting for, what if you could speed up the teeth straightening process? Accelerated Orthodontics is when additional treatment is added to the braces to help get you to a straighter, more beautiful smile. There are different types of accelerated orthodontics that your...

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Crooked Teeth

by Dr. Gemmi on June 22, 2017

Crooked teeth are so much more than an aesthetic issue, but too often people think about forgoing correcting it because they don’t have the money to fix something that is just related to their appearance. When you are worried about making ends meet each month, it can seem impossible to have the resources to invest in orthodontic work for either you or your child. But crooked teeth have a way of impacting many more aspects of your life than you realize and by correcting dental issues, you...

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Fix Your Smile

by Dr. Gemmi on June 10, 2017

Maybe your parents couldn’t afford to fix your smile when you were a kid or maybe your teeth didn’t start to shift until you were older. Either way, there is no short window of time for correcting your smile. You don’t have to be a middle school aged kid to wear braces and lucky for you, there are other alternatives to the metal braces you remember your friends wearing in school. If you are self-conscious of the condition of your smile and your dentist has told you that braces...

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How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

How to Teach Your Teenage Children to Eat Healthier

by Dr. Gemmi on May 18, 2017

No matter how much you try to teach your kids the importance of healthy eating, by the time they get to their teenage years they often tend to make poor food choices. Fast food, soda and late night pizza pies….Don’t be surprised if you see them making strange food choices. Part of it is because they are away from home more hanging out with friends and doing extracurricular activities. When you are out and about, it is easy to go grab a burger and fries or even worse just a bag of chips....

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