Cartwright Orthodontics Blog

Fix Your Broken Bracket with Your Orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh

October 25, 2017

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Young woman with bracesWhile on your journey to a straight smile, you expect it to be smooth and simple. However, there may come a time when you think that a bracket or wire may have broken or come loose. In some cases, the issue can be noticeable while other times you might feel as though something just is not right. When this occurs, your first instinct may be to panic because you do not want anything to interrupt the progress of your treatment. When the unexpected happens, the first thing you need to do is calm down and assess the situation. Then, contact your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh for an appointment.
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Your Local Orthodontist Says “Just Drink More Water!”

September 23, 2017

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woman smiling braces flossingBraces can change your life for the better. But the success of your treatment depends on how well you take care of your teeth. That goes for brushing your teeth regularly, flossing between each and every tooth, and visiting your dentist.

Many people may not realize that what you eat and drink affects your oral health. Your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh is here to help you understand what to avoid to optimize your straightening treatment.

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Orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh on Back to School

August 27, 2017

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young girl gets a dental examThe school bell has rung and it’s time for another new year — how is your little one adjusting to the new schedule? Your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gary Cartwright, knows August can be a tough transition time for little ones, and their dental health and hygiene may fall by the wayside during the adjustment phase. Our team has put together a checklist to help make sure they stay happy and healthy for another successful school year! Keep reading for our top 5 back-to-school smile tips.

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Orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh Explains Insurance Coverage for Orthodontics

July 29, 2017

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Concerned about your insurance benefits for orthodontics? Your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh explains how it works.You’re tired of living with crooked teeth! You’ve thought about straightening your teeth, but a few things hold you back such as wearing braces, and the cost. The good news is there are discreet options for adults, and many dental insurance plans often offer coverage for orthodontics! Your orthodontist in South Hills of Pittsburgh explains how coverage works and why it’s important to straighten your teeth.

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Dentists Vs. Orthodontists for Metal Braces in Cannonsburg

June 21, 2017

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Cartwright Orthodontics specializes in braces in Cannonsburg. Your oral health should never be taken lightly. It doesn’t matter if you have minor or severe health concerns. That’s why it’s important to choose the right professional when considering getting braces in Cannonsburg. You may think it’s just fine to visit your local general dentist. In reality, you should really be searching for an orthodontist that can provide the services you need and back you with expert knowledge in the alignment of your smile. Let’s compare a general dentist’s specialties to an orthodontist’s and see which is right for you.

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South Hills of Pittsburgh Orthodontist Discusses Impacted Teeth

May 11, 2017

South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist addresses your concerns about impacted teeth. If someone mentions impacted teeth you are probably going to think that they are talking about wisdom teeth. However, other teeth can also be impacted, meaning they have not erupted into the proper position in the mouth. After wisdom teeth, maxillary canines or the upper eyeteeth are most often impacted. South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist Dr. Gary Cartwright likes to see young patients by the time they are eight years old in order to monitor the growth and development of their teeth. Then, with follow-up appointments every six months, early intervention and a proper course of treatment can be planned for impacted teeth.

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Choosing the Best South Hills of Pittsburgh Orthodontist

April 30, 2017

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How to find the best south hills of pittsburgh orthodontist.Whether you’re looking for someone to straighten your child’s teeth or it’s your own smile that could use a little realigning, you need an excellent South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist to do the job. There are many to choose from, so how can you be sure you’re making the right choice? Cartwright Orthodontics has some tips to help you decide.

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South Hills of Pittsburgh Orthodontist Recommends Observation Appointments

March 23, 2017

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Schedule pre-orthodontic observation appointments with South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist Dr. Cartwright. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents schedule a first orthodontic appointment by the time their children are seven years old. You may think this is a bit young to begin seeing the orthodontist, but this early visit gives South Hills of Pittsburgh orthodontist Dr. Gary Cartwright the chance to evaluate their dental development. And if you child doesn’t need braces at this young age, follow-up visits can be very beneficial as they and their smiles grow.

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Orthodontist in the South Hills of Pittsburgh Discusses Your Child

February 16, 2017

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Orthodontist in the South Hills of Pittsburgh discusses both phases of orthodontic treatment.

If you have a child with orthodontic problems (such as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite), you might be tempted to let them simply “grow out of it.” This is a choice many parents make in an attempt to “protect” their children from getting unnecessary orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, this approach is somewhat misguided. It is actually very important for your child to get an orthodontic evaluation at 8 years old, as this can prevent them from needing more extensive treatments later in life. It may be more beneficial to have two parts or phases of treatment. Simply having your child only complete one phase may not give them the same results and may leave them with unattended problems that can cause more issues in the future. You can think of the phases as two parts of a whole; they both manage and correct any problems your child might have, ensuring them the smoothest experience possible. Dr. Gary Cartwright, your orthodontist in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, is going to tell you a little more about each of these phases, and why both of them are important. (more…)

South Pittsburgh Orthodontist’s Food Drive Was a Success!

January 30, 2017

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Update on the food drive from your South Pittsburgh Orthodontist.The last thing anyone wants during the holidays is an empty table. Unfortunately, this is a reality for many families in South Pittsburgh who can’t cover their basic needs this time of year. In the spirit of the season, South Pittsburgh orthodontist, Dr. Gary Cartwright, and his team run a food drive every November and December to help local families. We’re happy to report that it was a resounding success, and want to share a little more about how our patients reached into their hearts to help the less fortunate in their community. (more…)

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