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The Connection Between Heart Health and Dental Health

The Connection Between Heart Health and Dental Health

You might not realize it, but heart health and dental health are closely linked. Understanding this link empowers us to take proactive steps in caring for both our hearts and our smiles. The Connection Explained Let’s start with gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It’s a common oral health issue that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. What many people don’t realize is that gum disease doesn’t just stay in the mouth—it can impact your heart, too. Research shows...

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What Is An Orthodontist?

What Is An Orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist? What does an orthodontist do? You may be wondering why your specialized dental issues can’t be handled by your regular dentist, or why it may be more beneficial to seek an expert in orthodontics. We’re going to take some time to explain why...

read more
How to Straighten Your Teeth

How to Straighten Your Teeth

If you’re concerned about how your teeth look, you’re far from alone. Issues such as crooked or “gappy” teeth are more common than most people realize and can have many different causes. If you’re happy with your current smile, your teeth aren’t causing you any...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Diet & Dental Health

Your teeth and gums are essential for chewing – the first step in the digestion process. All components of the food you eat and the beverages you drink affect your teeth and gums. What you put in your mouth impacts your overall health as well as your dental health. We...

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Diet & Dental Health

Invisalign® in Hoover Specialist: Fluoride & Dental Health

Fluoride is a mineral that prevents tooth decay and supports strong teeth. Fluoride has been used for decades to fight harmful bacteria and strengthen tooth enamel (the protective layer of each tooth). If you’re at high risk for developing cavities or have compromised...

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What Is An Orthodontist?

What Is An Orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist? What does an orthodontist do? You may be wondering why your specialized dental issues can’t be handled by your regular dentist, or why it may be more beneficial to seek an expert in orthodontics. We’re going to take some time to explain why...

read more
How to Straighten Your Teeth

How to Straighten Your Teeth

If you’re concerned about how your teeth look, you’re far from alone. Issues such as crooked or “gappy” teeth are more common than most people realize and can have many different causes. If you’re happy with your current smile, your teeth aren’t causing you any...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Diet & Dental Health

Your teeth and gums are essential for chewing – the first step in the digestion process. All components of the food you eat and the beverages you drink affect your teeth and gums. What you put in your mouth impacts your overall health as well as your dental health. We...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Invisalign® in Hoover Specialist: Fluoride & Dental Health

Fluoride is a mineral that prevents tooth decay and supports strong teeth. Fluoride has been used for decades to fight harmful bacteria and strengthen tooth enamel (the protective layer of each tooth). If you’re at high risk for developing cavities or have compromised...

read more
What Is An Orthodontist?

What Is An Orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist? What does an orthodontist do? You may be wondering why your specialized dental issues can’t be handled by your regular dentist, or why it may be more beneficial to seek an expert in orthodontics. We’re going to take some time to explain why...

read more
How to Straighten Your Teeth

How to Straighten Your Teeth

If you’re concerned about how your teeth look, you’re far from alone. Issues such as crooked or “gappy” teeth are more common than most people realize and can have many different causes. If you’re happy with your current smile, your teeth aren’t causing you any...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Cool, Weird Braces Facts You Never Knew

When you first get braces, it’s important to learn all the facts—what foods you need to avoid, how to properly brush between brackets, how to wear rubber bands, and more. This kind of knowledge will keep you on the fast track to a straight, sparkling smile! But it...

read more
Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

We talk a lot about the power of smiling here at Birmingham Orthodontics because we believe it can’t be understated. Did you know, for example, that smiling boosts your mood, your immune system, and relieves stress? We love smiles, and as we work on our own, we want...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Flashback Friday: Before and After Braces

The summer before your senior year in high school, you’re sent out to a portrait studio with a bunch of your classmates, asked to don a fancy drape, and smile. Senior portraits are supposed to be exciting, but for me they were a nightmare. I’d always hated my smile,...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Cool, Weird Braces Facts You Never Knew

When you first get braces, it’s important to learn all the facts—what foods you need to avoid, how to properly brush between brackets, how to wear rubber bands, and more. This kind of knowledge will keep you on the fast track to a straight, sparkling smile! But it...

read more
Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

We talk a lot about the power of smiling here at Birmingham Orthodontics because we believe it can’t be understated. Did you know, for example, that smiling boosts your mood, your immune system, and relieves stress? We love smiles, and as we work on our own, we want...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Flashback Friday: Before and After Braces

The summer before your senior year in high school, you’re sent out to a portrait studio with a bunch of your classmates, asked to don a fancy drape, and smile. Senior portraits are supposed to be exciting, but for me they were a nightmare. I’d always hated my smile,...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Cool, Weird Braces Facts You Never Knew

When you first get braces, it’s important to learn all the facts—what foods you need to avoid, how to properly brush between brackets, how to wear rubber bands, and more. This kind of knowledge will keep you on the fast track to a straight, sparkling smile! But it...

read more
Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

Three Ways to Impact Someone with Your Smile

We talk a lot about the power of smiling here at Birmingham Orthodontics because we believe it can’t be understated. Did you know, for example, that smiling boosts your mood, your immune system, and relieves stress? We love smiles, and as we work on our own, we want...

read more
When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

If you’re wondering if it’s time to get braces for your child, you may be hearing conflicting advice from friends and family. It’s an important decision for your child’s oral health because if they get braces too early, they run the risk of needing them again down the...

read more
What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

There can be a lot of unknowns when making the decision to get braces for your child or yourself. How much will braces cost? How long will it take to get the braces put on? How frequent are adjustments? How long will the entire process take? Can you chew gum when you...

read more
The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

Most of the posts here on our blog offer helpful braces tips or information that helps you decide among different treatment options. This post is a little bit different. We want to pull back the curtain and share a bit about our business. It’s important to know the...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Will Insurance Pay for My Braces?

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, holiday music is beginning to swell all around us. It’s finally that special time of year, when we gather our loved ones close around the fire and… think about open enrollment in insurance plans? Yes, while...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Braces?

There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child grow, hitting milestones and learning new things every day. As your child’s teeth come in, however, you may be wondering if they will one day need braces—how will you know when and if that time comes? Kids...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

read more
When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

If you’re wondering if it’s time to get braces for your child, you may be hearing conflicting advice from friends and family. It’s an important decision for your child’s oral health because if they get braces too early, they run the risk of needing them again down the...

What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

There can be a lot of unknowns when making the decision to get braces for your child or yourself. How much will braces cost? How long will it take to get the braces put on? How frequent are adjustments? How long will the entire process take? Can you chew gum when you...

The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

Most of the posts here on our blog offer helpful braces tips or information that helps you decide among different treatment options. This post is a little bit different. We want to pull back the curtain and share a bit about our business. It’s important to know the...

Diet & Dental Health

Will Insurance Pay for My Braces?

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, holiday music is beginning to swell all around us. It’s finally that special time of year, when we gather our loved ones close around the fire and… think about open enrollment in insurance plans? Yes, while...

Diet & Dental Health

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Braces?

There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child grow, hitting milestones and learning new things every day. As your child’s teeth come in, however, you may be wondering if they will one day need braces—how will you know when and if that time comes? Kids...

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why

We understand the dilemma many parents may face when it comes to early orthodontic treatment for their young ones—you want to make sure your child gets the best treatment possible, but you also fear wasting time and money if your child’s teeth are just going to continue shifting and moving as they grow. That’s why we want to talk about which conditions you need to be concerned about early on. These issues will respond well to early treatment, which will save you and your child major headaches—literally and figuratively—later in life.

When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

When Is the Right Time to Get Braces?

If you’re wondering if it’s time to get braces for your child, you may be hearing conflicting advice from friends and family. It’s an important decision for your child’s oral health because if they get braces too early, they run the risk of needing them again down the...

read more
What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

What to expect on your first visit to the orthodontist.

There can be a lot of unknowns when making the decision to get braces for your child or yourself. How much will braces cost? How long will it take to get the braces put on? How frequent are adjustments? How long will the entire process take? Can you chew gum when you...

read more
The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

Most of the posts here on our blog offer helpful braces tips or information that helps you decide among different treatment options. This post is a little bit different. We want to pull back the curtain and share a bit about our business. It’s important to know the...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Will Insurance Pay for My Braces?

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, holiday music is beginning to swell all around us. It’s finally that special time of year, when we gather our loved ones close around the fire and… think about open enrollment in insurance plans? Yes, while...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
How to Pay for Braces.

How to Pay for Braces.

When it comes to making a decision about straightening your or your child’s smile, it’s easy to get hung up on the cost of treatment. However, this is an investment that comes with lifelong rewards. A straight smile can raise confidence and self-esteem. The best part?...

read more
The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

When you’re making decisions about straightening your smile, it’s easy to get bogged down by the perceived cost of treatment. Even with flexible options and in-house financing, you may find yourself looking down the road and feeling intimidated. Is the cost of braces...

read more
Let the Tax Man Pay for Braces

Let the Tax Man Pay for Braces

  Tax season is upon us, and chances are, if you’re expecting a refund, you’ve already spent it. Vacations and electronics and outdoors equipment and so many fun things call out for that extra cash. But, this year, what if your tax return paid for something even...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Getting Braces as an Adult

Around this time of year, we do one of the most important things we can do for ourselves—make good New Year’s Resolutions. Self-reflection and motivation are our keys to success! Perhaps confidence has been on your list for a few years, and you know your smile is...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
How to Pay for Braces.

How to Pay for Braces.

When it comes to making a decision about straightening your or your child’s smile, it’s easy to get hung up on the cost of treatment. However, this is an investment that comes with lifelong rewards. A straight smile can raise confidence and self-esteem. The best part?...

read more
The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

When you’re making decisions about straightening your smile, it’s easy to get bogged down by the perceived cost of treatment. Even with flexible options and in-house financing, you may find yourself looking down the road and feeling intimidated. Is the cost of braces...

read more
Let the Tax Man Pay for Braces

Let the Tax Man Pay for Braces

  Tax season is upon us, and chances are, if you’re expecting a refund, you’ve already spent it. Vacations and electronics and outdoors equipment and so many fun things call out for that extra cash. But, this year, what if your tax return paid for something even...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Getting Braces as an Adult

Around this time of year, we do one of the most important things we can do for ourselves—make good New Year’s Resolutions. Self-reflection and motivation are our keys to success! Perhaps confidence has been on your list for a few years, and you know your smile is...

read more
How Much Do Braces Cost?

How Much Do Braces Cost?

Every year, almost 3.5 million children and teens begin wearing braces. However, braces aren’t an orthodontic treatment limited to children only. Almost 20% of all braces patients are adults, so braces are a great treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic issues no...

read more
How to Pay for Braces.

How to Pay for Braces.

When it comes to making a decision about straightening your or your child’s smile, it’s easy to get hung up on the cost of treatment. However, this is an investment that comes with lifelong rewards. A straight smile can raise confidence and self-esteem. The best part?...

read more
The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

When you’re making decisions about straightening your smile, it’s easy to get bogged down by the perceived cost of treatment. Even with flexible options and in-house financing, you may find yourself looking down the road and feeling intimidated. Is the cost of braces...

read more
The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

The Financial Benefits of Getting Braces

When you’re making decisions about straightening your smile, it’s easy to get bogged down by the perceived cost of treatment. Even with flexible options and in-house financing, you may find yourself looking down the road and feeling intimidated. Is the cost of braces...

read more
The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

The Culture of Birmingham Orthodontics

Most of the posts here on our blog offer helpful braces tips or information that helps you decide among different treatment options. This post is a little bit different. We want to pull back the curtain and share a bit about our business. It’s important to know the...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

Getting Braces as an Adult

Around this time of year, we do one of the most important things we can do for ourselves—make good New Year’s Resolutions. Self-reflection and motivation are our keys to success! Perhaps confidence has been on your list for a few years, and you know your smile is...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

How Long Does it Take to Get Braces?

Sometimes nerves get the best of us, even when we know something is for the best. If you’re considering braces but you’re feeling intimidated about the process, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about what getting braces is really like. Though the...

read more
Diet & Dental Health

How Do I Know if My Child Needs Braces?

There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child grow, hitting milestones and learning new things every day. As your child’s teeth come in, however, you may be wondering if they will one day need braces—how will you know when and if that time comes? Kids...

read more
Early Intervention Matters! Which Conditions Require Early Intervention and Why