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Many people think that the only time you need to take your child to the orthodontist for braces consultations is in their early teens. However, according to most orthodontists, this is much too late for your child to first be visiting an orthodontist, and you should have them evaluated at a younger age. There are […]
It’s very common to sustain chips and cracks to your teeth. It may happen during sports, or even while you’re eating–you accidentally bite down on your fork, or you crack a tooth eating something hard. It may or may not be painful, and you might be tempted to put off getting it fixed because it […]
Many people desire a beautiful, straight smile, and clear aligners are a great way to discreetly straighten your teeth. Recently, clear aligner marketing campaigns have claimed to offer this treatment at an affordable price, delivered straight to your door. While this may seem appealing and convenient, this type of system can be risky and cause […]
Gapping between the teeth is an orthodontic concern that many people seek treatment for. Closing your gap may even be the only reason you need braces. Known formally as diastema, gaps in teeth can cause self-consciousness and also dental issues. Many patients with this issue often ask, “Can braces fix gaps in teeth?” Richmond orthodontist, […]
You may know of both traditional metal braces and Invisalign® as orthodontic options to straighten your teeth. But do you know the mechanical differences between the two? The obvious differences are the aesthetics of the devices, with metal braces being much more noticeable than the nearly unnoticeable Invisalign. However, there are other differences! Our Richmond […]