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Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Can Adults Get Braces Too?

Let’s face it: There are some things grownups just can’t do. Fortunately, attaining a perfect set of pearly whites isn’t one of them. Wearing braces as an adult is absolutely possible and offers multiple advantages, so if you’ve been hesitating to ask about braces,...

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When Are Early Braces Needed, And Why?

When Are Early Braces Needed, And Why?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should have an orthodontic consultation no later than seven years old. At this age, baby teeth are falling out as permanent teeth are erupting, the jaw is still growing, and habits such as thumb sucking...

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Brushing with Braces…The Important Facts

Brushing with Braces…The Important Facts

When you chose to get braces, you took a very big step toward achieving a beautiful (or handsome) smile. To get the most of your investment and make sure you attain the results you’re hoping for, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene throughout your treatment....

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BANKHEAD ORTHODONTICS INVITED TO JOIN THE ELITE LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC STUDY CLUB, INC.

BANKHEAD ORTHODONTICS INVITED TO JOIN THE ELITE LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC STUDY CLUB, INC.

The Elite Lingual Orthodontic Study Club, Inc. (ELOS) is a nationally-recognized association of orthodontic practices comprising the top 1% of lingual braces providers in the nation. Membership is by invitation only and there are no other practices in the state of Missouri to have received this invitation. The ELOS is comprised of the biggest names in lingual braces (behind the teeth), and we consider it a huge honor that our experience with lingual treatment has earned us membership into this esteemed association.

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WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST?

WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST?

This is one of the most common questions we’re asked from parents and dentists. When most people think about braces, the last thing that comes to mind is kids with baby teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have their first orthodontic consultation around age 7. Even though most of the permanent teeth haven’t erupted at that age, there may be an underlying issue that isn’t readily apparent. The goal of these early visits is to identify problems BEFORE they develop into something more serious.

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DOES IT MATTER WHERE I GET INVISALIGN??

DOES IT MATTER WHERE I GET INVISALIGN??

Chances are you’ve heard of Invisalign before. You likely have friends or family members who have it and you’ve probably even researched it online…I mean…you are reading a blog about it as we speak! We’ve been using it since 1999 and love it. Our patients love that it’s more attractive than traditional braces and offers the ability to easily brush and floss and eat whatever they choose. The perks of Invisalign are huge. The marketing strategy is impressive. Because of its popularity, more and more patients are requesting Invisalign. This demand has resulted in more orthodontists and general dentists offering Invisalign in their practices. So does it matter where you get your Invisalign?

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