Orthodontists are specialists who receive two to three years of specialized education in addition to their dental school education. With this training, they become specialists in aligning the bite and straightening teeth. Many dentists associated with orthodontics by mail companies, like Six Month Smiles and Smile Direct Club, do not have this specialized training, which … Continue reading “3M™ Clarity Aligners and Traditional Braces: Safer Alternatives to Orthodontics by Mail “read more →
WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten … Continue reading “Interceptive Orthodontics: The Basics”read more →
Braces are an effective way to correct a wide range of oral conditions including bad bite or malocclusion, crooked or protruding teeth, misaligned jaws or a misalignment anywhere in the mouth. Although you may have heard about braces and how they can correct conditions like this, you may still be wondering: How do braces work?read more →
Your treatment with braces is finished, and your braces are finally off! It’s an exciting time and now that you are enjoying your new smile, it is important to take measures to maintain it by wearing a retainer. Don’t let your hard work and investment in a straighter smile go to waste after your braces … Continue reading “Do I Need to Wear a Retainer After Braces?”read more →
WE ALL LOVE EATING our favorite candy from time to time, especially around Halloween. But those treats can get tricky for orthodontic patients, because many of the standard goodies are harmful to braces. So how can you safely enjoy your spooky night of fun and sweets? Just follow our guidelines at Gutierrez Orthodontics of what to … Continue reading “Halloween, Candy, Your Braces & Aligners”read more →
Once you have your braces on, you may think since you are visiting Dr. Gutiérrez every four to eight weeks, you don’t need to visit your general dentist. At Gutiérrez Orthodontics, we recommend that during your orthodontic treatment with us, you continue to visit your general dentist every six months.read more →
AS PARENTS, WE ARE often impressed by the ingenuity of our tweens and teens, but not every idea they come up with is a good one. One of the more alarming new trends that’s been popping up lately is do-it-yourself braces or mail order aligners. Quite a few teenagers have been posting videos demonstrating to their … Continue reading “Don’t DIY Your Braces”read more →
The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.