Posted on January 28, 2016
Orthodontic treatment is a big commitment and it’s completely normal to have a lot of questions, particularly when it comes to the length of time treatment will last. For many patients, particularly adults, we’re often asked “how long does Invisalign take?” Of course, treatment times vary depending on your case complexities and your treatment goals.
Posted on January 26, 2016
It’s easy to assume that an orthodontist is the same thing as a dentist—after all, they both work to improve your overall oral health. However, as specialists in their field, orthodontists have extensive additional training. So what is an orthodontist?
Posted on January 21, 2016
It’s a question we hear time and time again, “Can my dentist do my orthodontics?” People assume that because dentists work on and keep your teeth healthy, that they should be able to perform orthodontic procedures. Dentists are skilled professionals dedicated to caring for your teeth, but they are not trained to perform orthodontic treatment… Read More»
Posted on January 19, 2016
When you think of orthodontic treatment, the first thing that comes to mind is probably braces. While braces may be the most common orthodontic treatment, they certainly are not the only one. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the other orthodontic treatment options that are available for patients here… Read More»
Posted on January 14, 2016
If you’re thinking about starting orthodontic treatment as an adult, the first people you talk to may be friends and family. Unless they’re orthodontists, there’s a good chance you’re going to hear a few half-truths and maybe even some full-myths during these conversations. Here are the three most common misconceptions about adult braces.
Posted on January 12, 2016
As technology continues to evolve, so too have orthodontic treatment options. Gone are the days of intrusive, distracting metal braces and uncomfortable headgear. Instead patients have a number of effective, far more comfortable types of braces to choose from for their teeth, like the Damon braces system that we use here at Molen Orthodontics.
Posted on January 7, 2016
At Molen Orthodontics, we’re always hearing interesting questions from our first time patients, and we’re more than happy to answer them. One question we are asked quite frequently is, “Why can’t I just go to my dentist for braces?” There is a common misconception, it seems, that dentists and orthodontists perform the same jobs, but… Read More»
Posted on January 5, 2016
If you’re thinking of beginning orthodontic treatment, there’s no doubt you’ll have a lot of questions about your different options. One of the most common questions we hear from our new patients is “What is the difference between braces and Invisalign?” Both options produce similar results of healthy smiles for patients but they use very… Read More»