A question that some patients have is, “Can braces change your face or profile?” Orthodontic treatment can change your face but only in certain areas of the face. Braces can change your face in two areas, around your lips and
What Not to Chew During Orthodontic Treatment
The Do Not Chew List When a new patient gets their braces placed on their teeth, a Do Not Chew List is usually given to the parent and/or patient. This list is a list of items you should not chew
Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children Many parents wonder when is a good time to visit the orthodontist. The best time is early in life around the age of 6 years old. At an early age, Dr. Thompson can prevent problems
What is a Rapid Palatal Expander?
A Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) is an upper appliance that places pressure on the upper jaw (maxilla) by turning a midline screw. The pressure separates the mid palatal suture thus making the maxilla wider, which can correct crossbites and creat
Orthodontic Retainer Care 101
So your braces have been removed and Dr. Thompson has given you a retainer to wear. Here is some information you need to know about retainer wear and care. The retention phase of treatment is very important. Most people think that when braces are removed that
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