What Can I Eat with Braces? Give up gummy bears? Put away the popcorn? No more nuts? If you’re thinking about getting braces or have already decided to improve your smile, you likely have concerns about what foods you can and can’t eat. Good news: there are tons of foods that are “braces-friendly” that you … Continued
This may seem like an odd time of year to discuss HSA/FSA funds, but at the AAO, we think this could be the MOST appropriate time to talk about it. And more importantly, you do not have to wait.
As a part of looking healthy and with the understanding that on-camera meetings are here to stay, you may be curious about straightening your teeth.
Warning! All parents, you are now officially entering the “School Break Zone.” This time of year, of course, brings family gatherings, parties, and treats! It’s hard to turn away from the ooey-gooey treats which is why your American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) member wants you to be prepared if an orthodontic emergency happens in your … Continued
It’s OCTOBER! For most or all of us, this month begins with the weather changing, drinking pumpkin spice latte’s, and of course, Halloween! But for your orthodontist, it’s also a month to recognize their patient’s beautiful, healthy smile in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. This is a perfect time to review a few helpful … Continued
Successful orthodontic treatment depends on three things – pressure, time and cooperation. Braces put pressure on teeth to gradually move them into the correct position over time.
Today, one in three AAO orthodontists is a female and more than 50 percent of student members are women.
Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the most efficient for a thorough removal of dental plaque.
The number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. Why? Because orthodontic treatment is just as effective for adults as children.
A mouth guard is one of the most inexpensive pieces of protective gear available to young athletes, especially when compared to the high cost of restoring a knocked out or broken tooth.