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Why Adult Orthodontic Treatment is Gaining Popularity

Why Adult Orthodontic Treatment is Gaining Popularity

Parents are no longer taking a back seat when it comes to the benefits of orthodontic treatments. The new averages indicate about one-in-three orthodontic appointments are now adult patients over the age of 18. This means the number of adults who are seeing orthodontists has hit an all-time high. Most experts agree that this is a trend that is likely…

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Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments
Vaping and Orthodontic Treatments

The correlation between smoking and poor oral health has long been understood. Because of the lower health risks thought to be associated with vaping, many people have turned to it as an alternative to regular cigarettes. But it turns out that vaping may also cause damage to your teeth and gums. Vaping may, in fact, ruin your chances of successful…

Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments
Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments

When you set a goal to be a better athlete, you start taking steps to help you improve. You might hire a trainer, take lessons, or give more time to practicing. But it probably never crossed your mind to schedule an orthodontic treatment with Upper East Side Orthodontics, did it? Probably not. But recently some studies have found that athletes…

Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?
Who Needs to Go See an Orthodontist for Treatment?

Orthodontist treatments cover a lot more than just braces. Although that is mostly what they are known for, and a large part of what the dental professionals do, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. They can provide treatment for a wide variety of conditions and reasons. Oftentimes, they do diagnose problems and traditional braces, or modern…

Taking Care of Braces
Taking Care of Braces

Having braces can make taking care of your teeth a little harder. Not only do you have to continue to brush and floss, but you have to do so in a way that prevents your braces from getting damaged. Your New York, NY orthodontist can give you plenty of advice on taking care of your teeth and your braces, but…

How Your Smile Changes as You Age
How Your Smile Changes as You Age

It’s no secret that your smile changes as you age. Some of these changes may be pleasant, but sometimes they affect your smile in ways you do not like. Here are just four possible ways your smile changes and how a New York, NY orthodontist may be able to help you. Bottom Teeth Crowding Your lower jaw loses bone density…

Will I Need Retainers?

Most of us want to keep our straight bright smile after we’ve had a successful dental treatment. As a result, many of us question if the results of dental treatment will be long-lasting. Many of us also wonder if there will be additional measures we will need to take to maintain our straight smiles such as wearing retainers. The short…

Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?
Concerned About White Marks on Your Teeth?

Do you have white marks on your teeth? It is important to know that these can be prevented through good oral hygiene, diet, and regular visits to your dental provider. Here are four tips to help you prevent white marks from showing up on your teeth. Four Tips to Prevent White Marks on Your Teeth Brush frequently and thoroughly, as…

Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?
Does My Child Have to Wait to See an Orthodontist?

It’s a popular misconception that a child needs to have all their permanent teeth in place before going to see an orthodontist for the first time. There are a great many things occurring in your child’s mouth at a young age, and many of those things are hidden by the gums. There might be signs such as difficulty with chewing, or problems with…

Braces vs Aligners
Braces vs Aligners

People who come to Upper East Side Orthodontics for orthodontic treatment usually come prepared with several questions, not the least of which is whether they should opt for braces vs aligners. While there isn’t one “right” solution for those who need these types of dental appliances, there are advantages and disadvantages to each one that should be considered. Visibility The…

Types of Malocclusion Explained
Types of Malocclusion Explained

Malocclusion is a medical term used to misalignment of teeth which can lead to oral complications such as overcrowding, overbite, crossbite, and underbite. Upper East Side Orthodontics explains the different types of malocclusions as follows: Overcrowding – This is the most popular form of malocclusions especially in adults. It refers to the crowding of teeth due to insufficient space. This…