Quit That Ice-Chewing Habit!

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. WHAT’S SO BAD about chewing ice? It can actually do a lot of permanent damage to teeth, and yet many people have a habit of chewing ice that can be difficult to quit. Let’s look...

Am I Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment?

In short, no, you are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist considers many variables when developing your customized treatment plan, but age is rarely a deciding factor. Orthodontic treatment can be as successful for adults as it is for...

Can Smiling Make You Healthier?

Top image used under CC0 Public Domain license. Image cropped and modified from original. WE OFTEN HEAR that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. We’re not sure where that came from, but it isn’t actually true. At least ten muscles are involved in...

Can orthodontic treatment help sleep apnea?

In short, yes. Although orthodontists cannot diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea on their own, they may be the first medical professionals to recognize symptoms in adults and children. Your orthodontist is well positioned to perform an obstructive sleep apnea...