Uneven teeth can have a number of causes including:Genetics
No one likes to hear it, but sometimes crooked teeth are inevitable. Jaw problems, teeth crowding, overbites, underbites, and palate shape can all be passed down through your genes.Childhood Events
Certain events in childhood, like losing your baby teeth at a young age, can cause uneven teeth shifts and crowding.Thumb Sucking
If you had a habit of sucking your thumb as a...Read More
While you may think of mouth guards as necessary for football or rugby, it’s important to protect your teeth during any sport that has a chance of contact. Over five million individuals lose teeth each year because of preventable sports injuries. Don’t let yourself become a statistic!
While mouthguards can’t prevent every type of dental injury, they do give you a high level of protection while playing sports. In addition to protecting your teeth, mouthguards can actually protect your...Read More
Wearing a removable retainer is an important step in teeth alignment that often follows braces treatment. A retainer will keep your teeth in place and prevent them from shifting back to their original, misaligned position.
Wearing a retainer can take some getting used to, and it’s common to have some uncertainty during your treatment. The good news is that most problems are easily solved with some expert orthodontic advice. Keep reading to see answers to some of the most common tight...Read More
It’s a common question we receive from adults, teens, and parents alike—how do I properly clean my retainer? While owning a retainer for the first time can seem daunting, there are actually a few easy ways to keep it clean throughout the day.
1. Basic Wash
The easiest way to keep your retainer clean is with a basic water rinse. Simply rinse off your retainer with lukewarm water every time you brush your teeth. Just be sure you don’t let your...Read More
If your child has crooked teeth, they’ll likely need braces to straighten their smile. Even if you know your child needs braces, it’s not always clear what age will be best to start treatment. In general, what age your child gets braces will depend on their dental development, the type of misalignment they have, and personal preference.
It’s recommended that your child starts going to the orthodontist at age 7. This will allow the orthodontist to catch problems early on and come up with...Read More
A sports mouthguard is a crucial accessory for many athletes. It protects your teeth from impact and is especially important in contact sports like football, hockey, and rugby. If you’ve started wearing braces, you may be wondering what type of mouthguard you need to protect your teeth. Here’s everything you need to know about finding the best sports mouthguard for braces.Can You Wear a Mouthguard with Braces?
Yes, you can wear a mouthguard with braces, however, you’ll need to be more...Read More
While you may be suffering from jaw pain, headaches, and other painful symptoms of jaw misalignment, you may think it’s too late to do much about it. You’ll be glad to know it’s not too late.. Additionally, you may be constantly worrying about the appearance of your smile and may even have difficulty cleaning between your teeth – which can lead to dental decay and gum disease. These are all reasons to consider reaching out to our...Read More
Dentofacial Orthopedics for Children – Optimal Timing
Children are typically better candidates for dentofacial orthopedics due to the fact that their jaws are still growing. Dr. AlJanabi will screen your child around the age of 8 or 9 to determine if your child could benefit from this type of therapy.
Between the ages of 9 and 11, children undergo significant growth, making this the ideal time to begin effective dentofacial orthopedic therapy. Dr. AlJanabi highly...Read More
Many people think of orthodontics as simply the practice of having their teeth straightened with braces. But, did you know that this field of dentistry includes dentofacial orthopedics, which concentrates on improving the position and dimensions of your facial bones and jaw?
While orthodontics focuses on straightening your teeth and ensuring they are properly aligned, dentofacial orthopedic treatment focuses on the alignment of...Read More
Even after reading all the information about the advanced treatment options available these days, you may feel as if you’re alone in considering adult orthodontic treatment. Nothing is further from the truth – as there are many adults who wear braces – there’s just a good chance you never noticed.
According to the American Association of Orthodontics, 20 percent, or one in five orthodontic patients, is an adult – which is probably a...Read More