Dr. Jones Orthodontics Blog
May 20, 2018
If you suspect that your child needs braces, you’re not alone! An estimated three out of every four kids need orthodontic care by the time they reach early adolescence. Braces have been used on a wide variety of patients for many decades, so regardless of what kind of bite issues your child has, braces in Lake View can help! You’ll be glad to know your child can have a straight, healthy smile that will last their entire life. Keep reading to learn about the different types of alignment issues that braces can correct and how they might affect your child if left untreated!
May 12, 2018
It goes without saying that getting braces is a worthwhile investment that will change your life for the better. From looking and feeling great, to increasing your confidence and improving your oral health, you can look forward to a lot of incredible benefits from your orthodontic treatment!
Having said that, braces are also a significant investment of time and money. You want to be sure that you’re choosing the best orthodontist in Lincoln Park who will provide you with outstanding results – as comfortably as possible. But, where should you start? If you feel overwhelmed by your search, not to worry – keep reading for four of the most important qualities to look for in an orthodontist!
April 16, 2018
Your child runs up to you one day and says, “Ow! My mouth is hurting!” After a few questions, you figure out that they haven’t been in an accident, so you decide to take a look. Despite busting out your handy flashlight, you can’t really see a problem, and there are no signs of cavities. What could be causing this pain? It, in fact, could be an impacted tooth, or a tooth that has become blocked while trying to erupt. In addition to oral pain, this kind of issue can eventually cause all sorts of teeth/jaw alignment problems down the road. Fortunately, your orthodontist in Lincoln Park knows just how to find these problem teeth and take care of them. (more…)
April 4, 2018
Whether you’re getting Invisalign in Lake View or you already have a clear aligner in your mouth as you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering what is and isn’t okay to do while undergoing treatment. Are there any big adjustments a person should make in their day to day life that will help everything go faster/let them avoid pitfalls? Read on to learn about the basic do’s and don’ts of Invisalign! (more…)
March 19, 2018
At times, you’ve worried that you missed a valuable opportunity during your teenage years, when you had a chance to correct your imperfect smile by wearing traditional braces. The way you see things, you could have endured the inconvenience of having metal, bulging pieces in your mouth back then. But now, as an adult, there’s no way! Your orthodontist in Lake View understands your reservations, which is why he offers Invisalign clear aligners to get the job done. Learn more about the process and how it can meet all of your desires as you continue reading.
March 2, 2018
As you sit holding your broken retainer, you reflect on all the years that you spent dreaming about having perfectly aligned teeth. You think about how you counted down every month in your braces Invisalign aligners, eagerly waiting on the day that they would be removed or completed. And now you wonder, “Will I lose all of my results since I’ve broken my retainer?” Your orthodontist in Lincoln Park says that as long as you act fast by scheduling an appointment, you’ll be able to maintain your progress. Learn what else you can do to help the situation as you continue reading.
February 17, 2018
Lots of us love taking on DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that we come across on the internet. But there’s one thing that you shouldn’t try to do all alone: your orthodontic treatment. You should always trust your orthodontist in Lake View to correctly and safely straighten your teeth.
As a parent you may be horrified by the thought of DIY braces, and you should be! But a quick search of ‘DIY braces’ brings up so many overwhelming results online—both good and bad stories. Clearly, there are lots of people who are considering DIY braces if there are so many search results, but your dentist highly recommends doing a different route.
February 7, 2018
If you have traditional braces from your orthodontist in Lincoln Park, you know that you can rely on your dental team if something were to happen to your orthodontic treatment. We make sure that you know you’re not on this journey to a straighter smile by yourself.
But how do you know if you need assistance or not? Here are a few ways to be able to tell if your orthodontic treatment has damage and needs repair from your local office. Keep reading to learn more!
January 18, 2018
As you walk out of the orthodontist office with your new braces, you’ll need to avoid certain foods so there aren’t any hiccups during your treatment. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the foods that are safe to eat.
The better you take care of your braces, the sooner you’ll be able to remove them. While many of the foods we talk about are safe to eat with braces, they should always be consumed in moderation. After all, you don’t want to put your teeth at risk in the process. We’ll be looking at the foods to avoid and what to enjoy during your orthodontic treatment.
January 10, 2018
If you recently completed your orthodontic treatment, whether it was with traditional braces or clear aligners, your orthodontist in Lake View will provide you with a retainer to wear. While orthodontic treatment can be a long process, and hearing that you need to do more can be frustrating at first, it’s an essential part of your overall orthodontic treatment.
We’ll be focusing on the purpose retainers fulfill, as well as providing a few tips to help you remember to wear your retainer. After spending months wearing braces or clear aligners, you’ll be glad you have a way to retain your investment.