When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

When (Not) to Get Your Permanent Teeth Pulled

This may be the most important warning I give you: think twice before having permanent teeth removed. Before you read any further, know that extractions are no longer needed in over 99 percent of orthodontic patients. As a prospective patient, you need to advocate for...
Questions You Should Be Asking Your Orthodontist

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Orthodontist

Choosing the right orthodontist for your family can be overwhelming, and making a wise decision can seem daunting. Today, finding a provider can be more confusing than ever as the number of options are ever-growing. To help sift through all the choices, you should ask...
College Students: How to Care For Your Oral Health Away From Home

College Students: How to Care For Your Oral Health Away From Home

With so many other things on their mind and lots of new responsibilities, it might be difficult for college students to make oral health a priority in their life. But, it’s extremely important to prioritize oral hygiene as there are many avoidable problems that can...
5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Ortho

Orthodontic treatment is a huge commitment for an individual, and their family. But, in my opinion, the results of a great Ortho are well-worth the investment. It can feel like there are countless factors to consider when trying to decide whether or not to pursue...
Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

Considering Orthodontic Treatment Part 4: Pulling Permanent Teeth

After your initial exam with an orthodontic provider to check for misaligned teeth and a “bad bite,” one or more treatment plans will be presented. If your doctor recommends pulling any permanent teeth, it’s wise to stop and think twice. The question you should be...