virtual orthodontic screening

Virtual Orthodontic Visits: When They Make Sense

Virtual Orthodontic Visits? How is that possible? “Virtual orthodontic appointment” refers to meeting with your orthodontist over the internet, using a variety of formats such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Facetime, and other proprietary dental formats such as #Invisalign Virtual Care. The advantages include convenience, because travel time is eliminated, and you can use just about […]

A close-up of a person holding a clear aligner to their teeth

What’s the Best Clear Aligner? (Buyer Beware!)

Want to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets? Clear aligners are an excellent choice. But: Not all clear aligners are the same. Each has its own set of policies that you should be aware of as a buyer. So read this blog to learn what you should ask and consider when seeking the […]

Impacted upper canines and self-correction

Treatment for Impacted Teeth – Upper Canines

We often hear about impacted teeth, but most patients are not sure what it really means. We will discuss what an impacted upper canine is, why treatment is important, and treatment options available to correct it. What’s an impacted upper canine? An impacted canine is essentially one that is oriented so that it cannot erupt […]

Invisalign clear aligners alternative to braces

“I’ve Been Told I’m Not A Candidate For Invisalign”

How Invisalign Works: Invisalign is an alternative to braces that uses a series of plastic aligners to move teeth. We start with a virtual model of your teeth, and then program individual movements, in small increments, until an ideal virtual bite is achieved. We then plan what is called “overtreatment”, which exaggerates certain movements to […]

clear aligners before cosmetic bonding

How Clear Aligners Can Enhance Dental Treatment

Clear aligners: what role do they play in cosmetic dental treatment? Please observe the above picture. Notice that the second upper tooth to the patient’s right, the lateral incisor, is positioned behind the lower teeth, in “crossbite”. I drew an orange line showing the gum levels of the two middle teeth, the central incisors. Ideally […]

Space: the final frontier

Space: The Final Frontier In Children’s Orthodontics

Space: a key consideration in a child’s developing bite. Space refers to the amount of room available for teeth in each jaw. When there’s too little, we refer to that as crowding or as an arch length deficiency. This can be deceiving when kids are losing primary teeth and are in the process of having new permanent teeth […]