Dr. Jones Orthodontics Blog
October 30, 2017
Whether you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with traditional braces or clear Invisalign, once you finish, your orthodontist in Lake View will recommend you wear a retainer. It’s a removable device that, with proper use, keeps your teeth in the optimal position for years to come. Don’t be disheartened or worried that you’ll have to sacrifice your smile beauty — with the clear Vivera® technology, your retainer is your little secret. Keep reading to find out why retainers are necessary, how they work, and how you can get an invisible retainer after braces.
October 27, 2017
If you or your teen are looking into smile alignment using traditional braces, you may not fully understand the need for “elastics” or rubber bands within your treatment plan. Often considered the most invasive part of orthodontic treatment, elastics have to be placed and replaced regularly, they are noticeable in the smile line, and they can often hamper jaw movement. However, proper use of elastics is essential to keep your smile moving into the proper position, especially if you have a significant malocclusion (improper positioning of the jaw). Keep reading to learn more about elastics and how they improve the efficacy of your personalized orthodontic treatment plan, leaving you with a flawless smile you’ll be proud to share.
September 22, 2017
People of all ages can sometimes develop a habit called a tongue thrust, which involves pushing the tongue between the upper and lower teeth while swallowing or speaking. Normally, the tip of the tongue should touch the gums above the upper teeth when performing these functions, but there are a number of reasons why a person may not be doing this. This can bring about a number of oral health problems, but fortunately, it can easily be treated with the help of an orthodontist. (more…)
September 18, 2017
Do you dream of having a straighter smile? Braces can put those pearly whites in their proper places and give your mouth a stunning look that will turn heads wherever you go. However, braces do much more than offer aesthetic benefits. Your orthodontist in Lake View is here to explain the many perks that braces offer.
August 31, 2017
You’ve lived for so long with crooked teeth that hiding your smile has become second nature. What would it feel like to smile with confidence? You’re not even sure, but you’ve decided it’s time to find out! You’re ready to explore your options for aligning your teeth and reclaiming your smile, but is Invisalign in Lincoln Park the right option for you?
August 11, 2017
If you’ve got braces in Lake View, brushing them really isn’t so different from what you’re probably used to — and doing it right couldn’t be more important.
Nailing the proper technique will help to prevent the plaque and tartar buildup that causes cavities. Because after you’ve spent around two years wearing metal brackets and wires on your teeth, the last thing you want to do is get them taken off and realize you’ve got to come back for a bunch of fillings.
July 30, 2017
Sometimes it’s obvious when people need braces — like when there are big gaps between the front teeth. But in most cases, the need for orthodontic treatment goes unnoticed. Below we’ve listed the top five signs you could benefit from braces. Dr. Corey Jones offers traditional braces, Invisalign, clear/ceramic braces, and more!
July 22, 2017
No one wants to wear visible metal braces past the age of 13 or so, but many people wonder — are these new clear braces solutions really as effective as conventional methods? You’re making a big investment when you choose to undergo orthodontic treatment, and you want to feel confident in any decision you make. We’ve got good news: Invisalign in Lake View uses the very same trusted orthodontic principles as conventional methods, just without all the visible hardware. We encourage eligible patients to join the more than 4 million people who have chosen Invisalign to improve the form and function of their smiles!
June 29, 2017
Having the ability to shift bones in your body to correct positioning comfortably and gradually may seem like a modern feat of dentistry. The truth is that orthodontics have been around for ages! Ancient mummy remains from the Egyptians have been found with rough metal bands around their teeth. Archeologists believed that the Egyptians banded catguts to these bands to provide pressure to move teeth. Eww! Can you imagine that? You should be thanking your modern dentists, to say the least.
If you’re like many people throughout history, a straight smile is highly desirable and necessary to excellent oral health. Dr. Corey Jones can help you achieve that with braces in Lincoln Park.
June 15, 2017
Most orthodontic patients can relate to daydreaming about how their smile will look once their braces come off. Of course, you’ll have to take diligent care of your teeth while they’re on! If you don’t your teeth can become discolored over time and leave an unsightly mismatch patch where your bracket used to be. Taking care of your teeth might with braces attached to them may not seem like the easiest thing to do, but trust us—it’s worth it! Follow these helpful tips from your expert orthodontist in Lake View to keep your teeth healthy, strong, and beautiful throughout your straightening treatment.