Hello Sage Orthodontics Patients, Friends, and Families,
Beginning March 17th, Sage Orthodontics WILL BE CLOSED in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19. At this time, I am planning closure from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
We all know the importance of making a great
first impression. Whether you’re going into a job interview or about to go on
your first date with someone new, you want to have the confidence that comes
with a great smile. After years of wear and tear however,
It has long been known that dairy products contain high amounts of calcium, which is important for developing and maintaining strong teeth and bones. However, not all dairy works in the same ways. Did you know that a recent study has found that cheese can actually help protect teeth against cavities?
Invisalign® is a prime example of the improvements in modern orthodontic technology. With their discreet clear design and custom treatment process, Invisalign® aligners are a safe, effective solution for teens and adults to improve the health and appearance of their smiles.
With their discreet form and clear material,
Your smile is important. The state of your oral health can affect your opportunities, your confidence, and your overall health. Correcting crooked or misaligned teeth can play a vital part in creating a more optimal level of health and a more beautiful smile. One recent trend has been enticing patients with promises of equal quality care with lower costs and no in-office visits.
Did you know that dentistry dates back to around
400-300 BC? Hippocrates and Aristotle actually contemplated ways to straighten
teeth and fix certain dental conditions. Archaeologists have found numerous
mummies with what appears to be metal bands wrapped around their teeth.
Researchers believe this is the first sign of ancient orthodontics put in use
in attempt to straighten teeth.
Braces create a beautiful, straight smile, but how do you
maintain these results after treatment? Your final orthodontic results depend
on your retainer. Retainers help maintain the position of straighten teeth, so
be sure to follow up with us for additional treatment after your braces have
The time immediately following the removal of your braces is the most critical for keeping your teeth straight. Wearing a retainer for the time prescribed by our team is the best way to maintain the smile you have worked so hard to achieve. If you neglect to wear your retainer, your teeth may move back into their original position. This is what may happen if you do not wear your retainer after treatment with braces.
Braces are a safe and effective way to straighten misaligned teeth at any age. However, some patients may encounter minor complications such as gum irritation. If your gums are red, sore, or swollen, it is important to determine the cause and find an appropriate solution as soon as possible.
Regular oral hygiene may be challenging with braces. Because of this, plaque can build-up and cause gingivitis,
If you’re considering braces or are new to
them, you may be wondering the best way to maintain your oral hygiene. This is probably especially true since
wearing braces requires more frequent brushing than before you had them.
Before you begin brushing,