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How to Pick an Orthodontist to Get the Best Results

When you think about braces, you probably think they’re only for kids and teenagers. But there are braces for adults, too — and they’re important to the health of your teeth. If you don’t pick the right orthodontist, the process can be even more costly and time-consuming. Here are three ways you can find the … Continued

3 Types of Braces You Should Know

Not everyone is born with a perfect set of teeth. Some people have had to deal with crowded, misaligned teeth since their middle-school days. Others have discolored yellow teeth that can cause self-esteem issues. In these modern times, however, orthodontic treatment can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Our orthodontist, Dr. David Herman, … Continued

4 Surprising Benefits Of Adult Braces

The key benefit of wearing braces is that they help to straighten your teeth. Adult braces, in particular, can help you feel more confident about your smile as you pursue your career. But did you know there are even more advantages to wearing adult braces than just having straight teeth? Here are four surprising benefits … Continued

Medicare for Denture Preparation

Question: I am 73 years old. I keep seeing a newspaper advertisement from a Colorado dentist that says that I can use up to $10,000 of my Medicare coverage for oral surgery to prepare me for dentures. Before I drive 100 miles to see this doctor, can you verify his ad? Answer: I called a … Continued

Infection from Cavities

Question: Two years ago my son had eight cavities in the back of his mouth. We were referred by his dentist to see a pediatric dentist who would put him to sleep in order to fill the cavities. However, I never followed up with the referral. Today, I had to take my son back to … Continued

Extra tooth

Question: My 5-year-old daughter has an impacted, extra tooth in the front part of her upper teeth. Her dentist said that this can cause problems when her permanent upper teeth start to erupt. What kind of problems can we expect? Answer: A recent study found that almost 25% of patients with mesiodens, an extra tooth … Continued

Orthodontic Sales

Question: I went to an orthodontic office because they were having a sale. When I said I needed time to think about starting treatment and signing a long-term contract, I endured 10 minutes of “used car salesman” pressure to start treatment that very minute. Do other orthodontic offices put such pressure on patients to begin … Continued

Braces Retention

Question: My orthodontist “jacked up my teeth” because they moved when I did not wear my retainers. Can you fix my problem? Answer: It can be frustrating when you notice your teeth shift after orthodontic treatment. However, this was not caused by your orthodontist. Not wearing your retainer resulted in your teeth moving. If I … Continued

Smile Arc Protection

Question: My daughter just finished treatment with you, and I love her wide smile. I was concerned about how high you placed braces, but I trusted your explanation. Her brother was treated by another orthodontist who placed brackets a lot lower. His smile is just ok. It’s not wide, and it looks flat compared to … Continued

Breastfeeding and Bite Problems

Question: Do optimal periods of breastfeeding a child help prevent future overbite, cross bite and open bite problems? Answer: A recent study says yes. A review of several studies found that children who had optimal periods of breastfeeding had fewer problems with their bites as they grew up. Researchers placed blame on pacifiers as the … Continued