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Must-Have Products for Braces Maintenance

October 19th, 2016 by Birmingham Orthodontics

So, you’ve joined the braces brigade. First of all, welcome. You may have heard some embarrassing tales of those who have sported orthodontia before you—“beware of Oreos and other snacks that can clog up your new hardware” horrors, etc. Truthfully, you have nothing to fear on your journey towards a straighter smile; you just need […]

Four Ways to Conquer Your Fears About Dental Appointments

October 11th, 2016 by Birmingham Orthodontics

For some of us, going to the orthodontist or dentist is as terrifying as an episode of “American Horror Story” or the latest slasher/zombie apocalypse/haunted mansion movie. In fact, according to All About Counseling, an estimated 14% of Americans get the heebie jeebies when they go in for dental appointments, with 6% of those people […]

Thumb Sucking: A Bad Habit with Even Worse Orthodontic Effects

October 4th, 2016 by Birmingham Orthodontics

Thumb sucking is a common, natural reflex infants and toddlers exhibit as a way to self-sooth. According to the American Dental Association, most children stop sucking their thumbs between the ages of two and four. However, if you’ve noticed your child has made a habit of this practice when he or she is bored, tired, […]

Bracket Action: Three Things You Must Do When You Wear Braces

September 27th, 2016 by Birmingham Orthodontics

In most braces cases, you’re looking at an 18 to 30 month commitment to improving your smile. But did you know that this timeframe can be extended based on improper orthodontia maintenance? To avoid tacking more time onto your bracket action, take these three rules as law: Brush after every single time you eat (yes, […]

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