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At what age should my child visit the orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends visiting with an Orthodontist by the age of 7. An early Orthodontic exam evaluates jaw growth and relationship, the health of one’s bite, and dentition. Not everyone is in need of Orthodontic treatment. However, having a consultation early on is advantageous in correcting the jaw and bite on […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Braces and retainers; what to expect

An orthodontist specializes in correcting irregularities of the teeth and bite. Your initial appointment with Dr. Miller will consist of a series of photos of your face and teeth and x-rays of your teeth and jaw. He will ask you questions pertaining to your health, dental history, and proceed to take a thorough look at […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I just had my orthodontic consultation and Dr. Miller said “exposure”, what does that mean?

Sometimes when a permanent tooth is slow to grow in, or has failed to come in all together, it needs some extra assistance. An exposure means that a permanent tooth is stuck under the gums and needs to be bonded and exposed in order for the orthodontist to bring the tooth down into its proper […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I want a whiter smile, where should I start?

Today, more than ever, people are seeking a brighter smile. Before you bleach your teeth, you should consult with your dentist/orthodontist. Reason being, it’s always best to talk to a professional to see if your teeth are healthy enough to withstand bleaching. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive than others. You do not want to […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why a permanent retainer?

Congratulations! Your braces are off and your smile is magnificent.

After braces, retainers are necessary in order to hold your teeth in place while your gums, ligaments, and bones adapt to their new position. Retainers must be worn routinely in order to keep your teeth straight. A permanent retainer is perfect for patients who do not […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How do I get “fast” braces?

Dr. Miller and his staff are thrilled to introduce Acceledent. Acceledent is a Class II medical device that decreases your orthodontics treatment by half! That’s right, half! An average orthodontic case is approximately one and a half years to two years in duration. When an orthodontic patient uses Acceledent in conjunction with braces or invisalign, […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Athletic mouth guards

Dental trauma and injuries are common amongst all ages participating in recreational and competitive sports both contact and non-contact. Examples of contact sports are football and lacrosse. Skating and gymnastics are non-contact sports that can can contribute to dental trauma. The best way to protect yourself from dental emergencies is by wearing a custom fit […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Damon System

The Damon System is an Orthodontic system that involves “Self-ligating” braces. Meaning, no more elastic or metal ties traditionally used with braces. Rather, the brackets in the Damon system have doors that close over the wire, holding the wire into the brackets. Not using elastic or metal ties allows for a more comfortable and faster […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Mara Appliance

Did your orthodontist tell you you have an overbite that needs to be corrected with a Mara? Mara stands for “Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance”. This appliance is used to train the lower jaw into forward growth. The Mara is easy to get used to, and of all the permanent appliances for lower jaw forward positioning, […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a crossbite and how can it be treated?

A crossbite is when a tooth or teeth in either your upper arch or lower arch are misaligned with the oppposing tooth/teeth in the opposite arch. The chewing surface of your teeth are meant to align in a functional manner. Sometimes, a tooth or teeth can be too far towards your check or too close […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments