Did you know that people with straight teeth are perceived as being more successful and smarter? While we aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, that doesn't mean that we don't. Having straight teeth is something that can lead us to feel more confident in our smiles and our looks. For that reason, it's no wonder it is so common for people to have braces at some point in their lives. While having braces has a long list of benefits, it does mean that you have to sacrifice some time, attention, and energy to the cause. Keeping your braces clean [...]
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Brushing and flossing with braces can be a challenge, but we are here for you. Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Always use a soft toothbrush. Start brushing on the upper right using small circular motions. Make sure to Angle the toothbrush to brush above and below the braces. Slowly work your brush toward the front teeth and over to the left side. Also, brush the insides of the teeth and biting surfaces. Next, use the same circular motion and angling techniques to brush the lower teeth. It may take longer than the typical [...]
Now that you have made a great decision to straighten your teeth, you need to choose the best method to approach this. As many people know the two most popular methods are Braces and Invisalign. In this article, we are going to address some of the pros and cons of each option to help you make your decision effortlessly. Getting Started with Invisalign At our office, Dr. Cohen will scan your teeth using an advanced 3D x-ray to make determine the viability of Invisalign and to make sure the aligners will fit properly and provide comfort throughout the length of [...]
Everyone wants that 1000 watt, million-dollar, Hollywood smile. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come naturally to all of us. As an adult in particular, having dental issues like misalignment can have huge negative implications, not only on your health but also your social life. Therefore, you cannot afford to ignore the problem. Of course, the thought of getting your teeth realigned as a grownup is not very inviting. I mean, who wants to be in their thirties or forties with a teen brace-face smile, right? However, the decision to get your teeth straightened is one that could change your life, so don’t [...]
Highland Park 4th of July 2019 We had such an amazing event on the 4th! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers and family that made this event so special! Here are some photos and memories of the day!
The Top 10 Secrets For Choosing The Best Invisalign Provider Near You If you are thinking about making a considerable investment in Invisalign treatment, you want to be sure to do a good amount of research on the available providers to choose from. After all, the provider you end up choosing can dictate the kind of results that you are able to get out of your treatment. If you are looking for someone that specializes in Invisalign, there are some secrets that you should be using to find the right provider to select. The Top 10 Secrets For [...]
When Should You Take Your Child to See the Orthodontist? Do you think your child might need to see an orthodontist? If you have noticed that your child's teeth are crooked, overlapping, or even spaced out too far with significant gaps between different teeth, you likely have some concerns. Knowing when to take your child to see the orthodontist can make such a difference because help is available for all kinds of orthodontic issues that children may experience from time to time. Early Age Visits Many parents do not realize they can bring their children over to visit with [...]
Will My Child Still Be Able to Enjoy Their Favorite Foods and Activities When They Have Braces? By the time a child is seven years old, he or she should have a check-up to see how their teeth are doing. At this time, you may be presented with the information that your young one may need braces to correct their teeth. If this happens, no doubt you will want to know if they will be able to continue their lifestyle and enjoy their favorite activities and food once braces are placed in their mouth. Fortunately, there are a variety [...]