TO SOME, IT MIGHT seem like the benefits of having straight teeth are purely cosmetic. And those benefits certainly do exist. Studies have shown that people tend to perceive someone with straight teeth as wealthier, happier, and more dateable than someone with crooked teeth. But there are plenty of other important benefits as well. Consequences […]
It’s extremely important when you’ve got braces to maintain a good oral health routine. You run the risk of having food caught in your appliance for extended periods of time, uneven staining after removal, and even accelerated tooth decay if you don’t keep up a good routine with your braces. There are a few extra […]
Like any new experience, orthodontic treatment has its own set of quirks you’ll need to get accustomed to, whether you are straightening your smile with traditional metal braces or using Invisalign’s clear aligner system. Every single day here at Seabreeze Orthodontics we field patient questions, and one that’s frequently asked is if orthodontic treatment is […]
It is commonly said, “With age comes wisdom.” That holds true for wisdom teeth as well. They won’t give you a smart mouth, but they may give you problems. A frequent question we’re asked by patients before, during, or after orthodontic treatment is: “Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed, so they don’t […]
As soon as someone finds out they need orthodontic treatment, the first thing they typically want to know is, “What are my options?” A lot of patients want to know if braces are their only option or if they can choose another popular treatment, such as Invisalign aligners. There are lots of questions when it […]
One question that I’m frequently asked is, “When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?” There is no easy answer to that question. Traditionally, patients who currently have or had braces in the past automatically had their wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon to prevent them from causing misalignment once the braces came off.