October 28th, 2014
The sticky sweets and chewy treats of Halloween can cause frightful problems for little goblins wearing dental braces.
Trick-or-treaters can minimize problems by avoiding certain types of candies and spending a little extra time cleaning their teeth after indulging in the sweet stuff. OR they can skip the candy all together and make some money instead!
Lakeville Orthodontics is presenting..HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK! Lakeville Orthodontists
Bring in any of your Halloween candy to trade in for $CASH$!! Details below in photo!
October 22nd, 2014
6 Easy Tips to take care of your Teeth - Before, During and After Orthodontic Treatment
1 - If you can't find your floss during the day, opt hard, crunchy foods, such as carrots and apples, can clean your teeth naturally.
2 - Make sure you are brushing and flossing twice-a-day – every day!
3 - See your dentist every six months.
4 - Rinse out your mouth with mouthwash, or at least water, after every meal.
5 – Increase calcium intake. Eating foods such as yogurt, cheese and soybeans will keep your teeth strong.
6 - Avoiding sugary foods. Foods high in sugar, like candy (particularly the sticky types), convert to acids inside your mouth and can cause the harmful decay you're trying to avoid.
September 22nd, 2014
Lakeville Orthodontics had a blast with big kids, little kids, pets and family at our Patient Appreciation Days!
We served up ice cream treats, face-painted and had tons of food from McHugh's Public House.
Thanks to all our patients! If you stopped by, be sure to check out the video below to see if you had a part of it. :)
September 9th, 2014
6 Things to know BEFORE getting Braces
1. Best age to be seen is age 7.
Magic Number 7 - According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the best age for children to be seen by an orthodontist for the first time is 7. Most problems can be identified by that age. Many times treatment is not needed at this early age, but seeing a patient at this early age can help to properly prepare for treatment in the future.
2. Your "bite" is as important as the straightness and aesthetics of your teeth.
One of the most important things to look at is your “bite” or the way the top and bottom teeth meet. If there are problems with your bite we can use many orthodontic treatments so that you can have a beautiful and healthy smile.
3. An Orthodontist has a lot more training than a Dentist.
Orthodontists are specially trained in tooth movement and jaw function; dentists are not. Yes, some dentists have taken a few course hours to learn how to do Invisalign or other types of treatment, but that is not the main thing that they do. Would you get heart surgery from a doctor who only operated on hearts once or twice a year? Of course not! Orthodontists first go to dental school and become dentists. Then they attend an Orthodontic program for several more years to learn specifically about tooth movement, jaw function, and facial aesthetics. After that, they take a special exam to become Board Certified.
4. Cost and treatment times vary
There are many variables that affect this.
5. You will need to take good care of your teeth
Why bother to spend thousands of dollars and years of your time on your teeth, and then ignore your oral hygiene? When you have braces, you will need to brush your teeth several times per day, ideally after every meal.
6. You will need to wear retainers afterward
Yes, that's true! You will have to wear a retainer forever to ensure your teeth stay straight.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or to set up your complimentary consultation.