Evolution of Braces

The desire for a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile is not a 21st century phenomena. Archaeologists have discovered mummified remains with crude metal bands wrapped around each tooth, connected by catgut stretched tight to pull teeth together. In the 1700’s a horseshoe-shaped metal piece, called a “Bandeau”, was designed to help expand the arch; but…

Difference between Invisalign and Braces; with AcceleDent?

The goal of Orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth to an ideal position, whether using clear or metal traditional braces, or Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable plastic trays to accomplish this movement, while traditional braces use metal wires. Conventional braces give Orthodontists optimal control over the teeth straightening process, whereas with…

Orthodontic Treatment, Timing is Everything

Choosing the best time for orthodontic treatment, can be confusing for a lot of parents. Although nobody wants to undergo years of financial commitments in order to straighten their child’s teeth, prolonging the inevitable can end up costing you more As early as 6-7 years of age, we can recognize if your child is developing…