At Unionville Orthodontics, we are proud to offer orthodontic treatment and serve as a resource for orthodontic health in Markham. A very hot topic today, is the current trend of “DIY Orthodontics.” We are happy to help answer questions you may have about this popular new concept!
Is it too early to take your child to the orthodontist? At what age should they see an orthodontist?
Parents can sometimes overlook taking their young children to an orthodontic office for a check-up. Orthodontics is not just for pre-teens, teenagers and adults. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that you take your child to an orthodontic specialist for a check-up at the age of seven.
Do braces hurt? What can I do to relieve any potential pain? These are some of the common questions among orthodontic patients. These questions are perfectly reasonable because most dental procedures are associated with some discomfort. When it comes to orthodontic treatment, such as braces – there can be some initial discomfort. We liken it to a new pair of shoes, it takes time for your feet to break in a new pair of shoes and it takes your mouth and teeth some time to get use to the new braces. At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help manage that!
Some orthodontic patients need rubber bands during their braces treatment, while others don’t. Do you ever wonder why? What’s the primary purpose of using rubber bands for braces? At Unionville Orthodontics, we want you to understand why sometimes rubber bands are used with your braces and what they do for your teeth.
The holiday season is upon us! Many people are looking forward to parties and celebrations with family and friends. With the celebratory spirit on high, it may be easy to slip into unhealthy habits. Drinking sugary drinks such as soda is very popular during this time of year. No matter how tasty soda is, it is terrible for your teeth – especially when you are wearing braces!
You’ve got braces – congratulations! You are now starting on your path towards straight teeth and a healthy smile. Once you start your orthodontic treatment, you will have to make a few changes to your daily eating habits. Remember, it is important to take good care of your teeth, not only by brushing but also by following a healthy diet.