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Who Can Benefit From Phase 1 Orthodontics?

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoallen @ 9:49 am
Small child with braces

Most people have an idea in their heads about when they’re supposed to get braces—i.e., sometime in their teens. However, as any orthodontist will tell you, this is far from the actual truth of the matter. In reality, people of all ages may benefit from braces in certain circumstances.

Most people are vaguely aware that adults can get braces, but parents are often surprised to learn that young children may occasionally benefit from them as well. So-called “phase 1 orthodontics” may be able to make a massive difference in young children’s self-esteem and long-term oral health.


What Should I Do If My Invisalign Aligners Don’t Fit Properly?

May 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoallen @ 6:56 pm
person wearing traditional braces

Invisalign clear aligners are known for their subtlety, flexibility, and quicker results. They’re also known to be crafted using specialized technology and materials so that they fit comfortably when put into place. If this is true, then you may be asking, “Why is my aligner not fitting properly?” In cases such as these, it’s important that you speak with your orthodontist right away so that you can avoid a serious delay in your treatment. Find out what you should do to ensure that you do not experience worsening discomfort and instead, maintain greater comfort while keeping your smile on track.  


What to Do If You Lose your Invisalign Aligner

February 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — orthoallen @ 7:51 pm
Young woman holding her invisalign

Invisalign has become an incredibly popular orthodontic treatment, and it’s easy to see why. You can get the same results as traditional braces much more discreetly, so much so that most people won’t even be aware you’re wearing an aligner until you tell them.

However, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning that it’s possible to lose them. If that happens to you, here are the next steps you ought to take.