January 2016

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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.

Can Dentists Do Orthodontics? Why it’s Important to Choose an Orthodontist

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»

Myths and Facts About Adult Braces

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.

The Different Types of Braces for Teeth

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.

Should You Choose a Dentist for Braces?

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»