Cartwright Orthodontics Blog
October 6, 2018
You’ve just learned about the many ways available to correct your smile flaws. Now it’s up to you to meet with a professional to figure out which option is best for you. An orthodontist in McMurray says there is more to consider than just eliminating gaps, misalignment, crowding and crookedness. As you continue reading, you’ll learn why wearing a retainer is important to maintaining the results you get from whatever type of orthodontic treatment you receive.
September 12, 2018
Over the past few years, many companies focusing on orthodontic procedures through mail-in products have been growing in popularity. These services are generally cheaper than what you’d find at a typical orthodontist, and for good reason. Not only are the products not nearly as advanced as traditional procedures, but they lack a key part of the treatment process: an orthodontic professional.
Furthermore, leaving your smile’s future in the hands of a company whose only trying to capitalize off innocent consumers is dangerous, unsafe and just plain bad practice. Keep reading to learn why an orthodontist in McMurray says to just stay away.
August 17, 2018
Nobody ever wants to give up their favorite food, but it could mean the difference between getting your braces off and having them on for much longer than you anticipated. Eating the right foods and knowing which ones to stay away from while you have braces keeps your teeth healthy and can make life with metal mouth so much easier! Everyone wants beautiful straight teeth in the most painless way possible, so next time you or your child needs braces in McMurray, be sure to discuss diet options during the time you must wear them.
July 12, 2018
Now that you or one of the kids is wearing braces, you and your orthodontist in McMurray are going to become great friends. After all, you’ll be seeing a lot of each other over the next couple of years. Just how often you’ll need to schedule appointments depends on a few things. Read on to learn more about the frequency of appointments and what you need to do in between visits.
June 8, 2018
For years, the gold standard for correcting oral issues like misalignment, crookedness, gaps and crowding has been metal braces. You’re wondering what the secret is to how they work, though. As you read on, your orthodontist in McMurray explains how the different parts work together and why this method is so effective for fixing your bite abnormalities and delivering the perfect smile.
May 11, 2018
If you’ve been wanting straighter teeth, then getting braces from your local orthodontist in Murray may be the best way to improve your smile. But when you think about braces, you think about old friends complaining about their smiles being sore or how they can’t enjoy your food. It stops you in your tracks every time.
Hopefully, after reading this week’s blog post, you’ll have a better idea of whether braces are for you and how your treatment will most likely be.
April 11, 2018
If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment using a palatal expander, it’s essential to take care of these appliances to maintain your optimal level of oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment plan Proper care for a non-removable oral appliance like a traditional orthodontic expander can take some extra time, but as long as you stay on top of regularly cleaning your appliance, there should be no adverse effects on your oral health. Since many patients who receive a palatal expander are very young, it’s important for parents to be aware of these at-home oral health care needs as well. In this post, we’ll discuss, in detail, how to best care for your smile while receiving treatment with an orthodontic expander.
March 10, 2018
When you were growing up, picture day at school was never one of your favorites. That’s because you’ve always been self-conscious of your bite problems (malocclusion). Now that you’re an adult, you’ve discovered that the issues go beyond just aesthetics. Your malocclusion could lead to jaw problems, affects the way you speak and the digestion of your food. You need a tried and true method to make corrections, which is why your orthodontist in McMurray says that braces are the best route to take. Continue reading to learn more about the process.
February 12, 2018
For years you’ve suffered from not having the smile that you’ve desired, but you now have a chance to straighten your misaligned teeth in a way that won’t leave you feeling like the whole world is staring at your mouth. With ceramic braces of McMurray, you’ll be able to gain the look that you’ve always desired in a discreet way, but your dentist warns that although they are clear, they can be stained if not properly cared for. So as you continue reading, learn what the 7 best practices to prevent discoloration.
January 23, 2018
As you are getting ready for bed, you notice that your retainer has gone missing. This is strange since you just wore it last night. Then you notice what seems to be a chewed up piece of it in the corner of your bathroom – looks like your puppy may have found a new chew toy. What do you do now? Is wearing your retainer really that important now that your braces are off? Your orthodontist in McMurray has answers.