If your orthodontist’s office is currently postponing any non-emergent appointments, you may be wondering how to handle orthodontic issues at home. While there are steps you can take, your orthodontist should always be notified.
Remember, you are a partner in the process and your oral health care doesn’t end between visits. Here are a few tips for caring for your smile between orthodontic visits.
You can help keep treatment on track by following your orthodontist’s directions, avoiding hard and sticky foods and keeping your teeth clean.
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.
Vaping causes damage that may lead to the death of gum tissue, gum disease and, in some cases, loss of teeth – making vaping a risk to your oral health.
Prioritize your family’s smiles this year with these three easy steps from the American Association of Orthodontists.
Athletes are more likely to have poor oral health because they often refuel with high-acid drinks – which can weaken tooth enamel and damage teeth.