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Why Your Teeth Move After Braces

Posted July 15, 2016

The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this very moment while your digestive system breaks down your last meal, your hair grows just a tiny bit longer and new skin cells are being generated. If you… Read more »

Braces Tightening

Posted July 14, 2016

After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mouth to feel somewhat sore. While you may find it a little reassuring to know that the tenderness you feel is normal, this knowledge doesn’t make the pain go away. To… Read more »

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

Posted July 11, 2016

Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really does matter who straightens your teeth. Your smile and your oral health are in the balance. And even during the relatively brief treatment period, you want the experience to be as pleasant… Read more »

Eating with New or Tightened Braces

Eating with New or Tightened Braces

Posted July 7, 2016

For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep away from hard, crunchy foods or any foods that cause you to exert pressure on your jaw (like corn on the cob). You should also avoid sticky foods that… Read more »

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

Posted July 2, 2016

Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’ve had patients in their 20’s to their 60’s and even into their 70’s. For adult patients who are considering orthodontic work, they’ll find that many factors are now in their favor: aesthetics –… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don’t Mix

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don’t Mix

Posted June 30, 2016

The third molars at the very back of our jaws still remain a part of our dental makeup. These molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to push through, or “erupt,” from underneath the gum line. The Problems With Wisdom Teeth While not everyone has these teeth, those that do potentially… Read more »

Getting Started with Braces

Getting Started with Braces

Posted June 14, 2016

Most orthodontists do believe that people shouldn’t feel they have to wait for their teeth to come in crooked and jaws to become severely misaligned before seeking orthodontic treatment. That’s why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic appointment at the age of 7. To be sure, adults are increasingly… Read more »

Celebrities with Braces

Celebrities with Braces

Posted June 9, 2016

“Stars—They’re just like us!” That’s what celebrity magazines and websites like to say when they run pictures of stars doing ordinary things. “They go for bike rides!” “They shop at grocery stores!” “They play with their dogs in the park!” And there’s one more thing the magazines should point out: “They go to the orthodontist… Read more »

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

Posted April 25, 2016

At Dr. Heather Brown Orthodontics, we treat all types of patients, including patients with special needs, such as autism. It’s April, which is Autism Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to learn some of the facts about this neurological disorder. Autism is often more formally called Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. The word spectrum is important… Read more »

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?

Posted April 18, 2016

We like to think our patients love us and enjoy visiting us at our practice, but we also know they want their orthodontic treatment time to go by as quickly as possible. When we discuss braces with a new patient, one question that always comes up is “How long will I have to wear braces?”… Read more »

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