Entries by Perry Stevens

Do Braces Change Your Jawline?

A question that is often asked is do braces change/fix your jawline? Once you begin wearing braces, your teeth will shift and change. Not only can they improve the shape of your mouth by moving them into better positions for chewing food properly but over time it may give you a more attractive jawline and […]

Do Braces Make Your Lips Look Bigger, Change your Face or Jawline Shape? 

“Do braces make your lips bigger after you get them removed?” This is one of the common questions asked by patients when they’re considering having their teeth worked on. Braces can change the position of your lips, but only as much as teeth behind them. Braces will not make you​r lips​ bigger​ ​or thinner because it has […]

The Best Toothpaste for Braces

The best toothpaste for braces will be covered in this article. We’re here to help you find what works best for your needs as someone who wears them myself, I can speak from experience. In short brushing your teeth is the best way to prevent plaque buildup and bad breath, but it can be difficult when you have braces! For people who wear […]

Fabulously Famous People with Braces

Have you ever been embarrassed to smile in pictures because of your braces? You’re not alone! Celebrities have had to deal with this too. It’s a rite of passage that most people will go through at some point in their lives, but it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Braces are just another part […]

The 12 Dental Specialities Recognized by the NCRDSCB

There are 12 different dental specialties recognized by the National Council of Registered Dental Specialists. General dentistry is one, orthodontics and pediatrics another two! Some other dental specialities include periodontology, oral surgery for severe problems like gum disease or a tooth extraction; endodontology covers root canals to save teeth from decay and prosthodentics helps with […]

What Do Dentists Know that Most People Don’t?

Dentists spend eight years of their lives meticulously studying teeth. Four years to earn a bachelor’s degree as an undergraduate and four years to earn a DDS or DMD in dental school. If they specialize, they’ll also need to complete a dental residency of a further two to three years, with oral and maxillofacial surgery requiring between four to six years. […]

What is the Best Color for Braces?

Braces are a long-term investment, and it’s important to pick the right color that you’ll be happy with. There are plenty of common colors available such as red, blue, green purple or pink – but there is nothing wrong if you want to mix things up by customizing your own combination! Consult an orthodontist for […]

5 Things You Will NOT Get with Mail-Order Orthodontic Braces

Mail-order orthodontic braces should not be considered a substitute for corrective dental treatment by an appropriate board certified professional, like in the case of braces or retainers. Although it is possible to fix some problems with mail-ordered teeth aligners (especially if you have minor issues), this option will only work on certain types of misalignment […]

Simple Solutions for Solving Braces Emergencies

Do you have a problem with your braces? If so, don’t worry – we’re here to help. From braces emergencies like when something hurts or when it’s just bugging you during orthodontic treatment periods to more common issues like plaque build-up and brackets loosening over time, (that can happen at any time for people wearing […]

Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

Have you ever wondered if orthodontic treatment is available for you as an adult? If so, the answer is yes! In fact, there are many benefits to orthodontic treatment in adulthood. Adults may choose to have their teeth straightened because they want a more youthful appearance and better dental health. One of the most common […]