Braces are timeless. Not only do they continue to make up about 85% of all the patients that we treat, but — believe it or not — they have found evidence of braces all the way back to Egyptian mummies! Braces became a part of mainstream teenage life in the ‘70s, and the truth is, they were very … [Read more...] about Why Braces Are Still A Top Choice for Straighter Teeth
If you believe your dentist is also an orthodontist, take a minute to read this post. Your confusion is understandable. After all, both dentists and orthodontists work on teeth. Both provide professional care that helps patients have good oral health, and both are dental school graduates. Your … [Read more...] about Is My Dentist Also An Orthodontist?
It may come as a surprise to you that adults make up close to 35% of my patient pool (that’s one out of every three patients!) so I thought I would devote this month’s blog to adult treatment. “I am too old for orthodontic treatment” is a statement I hear at least once a week. Truth is, your body … [Read more...] about Adult Orthodontics — Is it Right for You?
This is a question I get asked almost daily in my practice, and quite honestly, it is a perfectly valid question to ask from a generation of parents who were never told to see the orthodontist (when they were kids) until middle school or even high school. A little history here… during the ‘70s, … [Read more...] about “Why Do I See So Many 7-to-9-Year-Olds in Braces These Days?”
Having worked in such close proximity to Fort Lee for almost 20 years now, you can imagine that we have seen our share of military families (active duty, dependents and retirees) come through our practice. The good news is that Tricare (United Concordia) does provide orthodontic coverage for … [Read more...] about Orthodontic Treatment for Our Military Families
Recently we have had a number of patients and parents ask about our sterilization procedures, so I thought I would spend a little time writing about this topic since it doesn’t get discussed very often. We live in a world of germs (unfortunately), and we all do our best to wash our hands, get our … [Read more...] about You Asked, We Answered: Sterilization in an Orthodontic Practice