Are you looking for an emergency dentist but you have no insurance? If you can’t afford a trip to the dentist, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over the past half century, the cost of dental care has … [Read More...] about Emergency Dentist With No Insurance
We get a lot of questions at our McAllen orthodontic practice, A Perfect Smile Orthodontics, from patients asking if they can get braces, even though they have missing teeth. The answer is a resounding YES! How Braces Can Help With Missing Teeth There are several situations where orthodontics can help with missing teeth. For example, children can have malocclusions that can disrupt their jaw growth or delay eruption of their adult teeth. In a case like this, early orthodontic treatment can … [Read more...] about Can You Get Braces if you Have Missing Teeth?
We’ve come a long way and have made several high tech advancements in the area of orthodontic braces. There was a time that just the mention of braces would make both the parents and the child shudder. Parents knew their child was going to have to endure pain and discomfort. and the child knew he was going to be faced with ridicule for his “metal mouth.” But those days are long gone. By understanding how braces have changed over the years, you as a parent can rest easy knowing that your child … [Read more...] about How Dental Braces Have Progressed
A fascinating acticle linking orthodontic problems to the bullying of children appeared recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. This study found that teeth were the number one feature that increased the likelyhood of child being bullied, followed by strength and wieght. The president of the American Association of Orthodontists, Robert E. Varner, DMD, commented that "A person's smile is very important in communication and interpersonal … [Read more...] about Orthodontics Problems In Children Linked to Bullying