Friday, June 19, 2015
The emphasis on maintenance of braces is almost as important to successful orthodontic outcomes as choosing the right doctor to perform orthodontic care. Dr. Robert Kelleher, DDS, an orthodontist in Folsom, CA, believes that education on what patients should look for during treatment is pivotal to success. An Italian study, published in Progress in Orthodontics, revealed that certain ways of attaching brackets to the teeth contribute to the development of plaque deposits which can gradually compromise the cohesion of the adhesive. Coupled with an issue of infrequent maintenance, the danger of increased expenses and costs of multiple visits to reattach the braces can come into play.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
As children grow up and their teeth come in, some kids inherently have things adversely affecting their teeth, perhaps requiring preventive orthodontic treatment. Avery Hurt of Better Homes and Gardens states that orthodontic treatment for kids may be necessary to prevent other oral issues from escalating or ever taking place. The American Association of Orthodontists claims that up to 45% of children should wear braces to correct problems with oral function, although there are some who suggest more of a “wait-and-see” approach. If you notice that your child’s teeth are out of alignment, you probably need to have them examined by an orthodontist in your area. Or, if you live near Davis, CA, Dr. Robert Kelleher, DDS, a highly trained orthodontist, can provide you objective guidance on these kinds of problems.