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Making Braces Fun!

Making Braces Fun!

Calendar September 20, 2022

When it comes to braces, there are a lot of things to get excited about! Not only will you or your child come out on the other side with that beautiful smile you have been dreaming of, but you also get one more thing to personalize and show off to your friends! When it comes…

Helping Your Child Prepare for Braces

Helping Your Child Prepare for Braces

Calendar September 6, 2022

While braces might seem like a normal childhood rite of passage to you, your child might be feeling a bit nervous about getting them on. They may be wondering how much they will hurt or feeling worried about how they will look. You can help your child feel more prepared and less fearful by taking…

3 Common Signs You Might Need Braces

3 Common Signs You Might Need Braces

Calendar August 23, 2022

Close to half of all people will need braces at some point in their lives. Misaligned teeth can cause tooth decay, jaw pain, speech impediments, headaches, and corrosion of the enamel. They can also lead to lower self-esteem and lost opportunities. But if your teeth don’t have anything super obvious going on, do you need…

Common Braces Emergencies and What to Do About Them

Common Braces Emergencies and What to Do About Them

Calendar August 9, 2022

Although braces are quite durable, just about everyone has some kind of braces emergency at some point in their treatment. Even with the utmost care, life happens and brackets break, wires poke, and bands loosen. If it happens to you, don’t panic! Know that it is normal and can be easily addressed. Broken Brackets The…

What to Expect as an Adult Patient

What to Expect as an Adult Patient

Calendar July 27, 2022

You are never too old to fix your bite and align your teeth. More and more adults are getting the orthodontic care they missed in their youth, and rightly so. Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite (malocclusion) are more than just aesthetic issues. They can also wear down your teeth, cause jaw pain and headaches,…

What You Can Do To Get The Most Out of Treatment

What You Can Do To Get The Most Out of Treatment

Calendar July 13, 2022

Orthodontic treatment is a partnership. While your orthodontist is ready to give 100% of their knowledge, skill, and care to your treatment plan, how effective your treatment is depends on you. To stay on track, avoid dental problems, minimize your risk of injury, and limit emergency visits to the office, there are some things you…

Gadgets that Make Dental Care Easier with Braces

Gadgets that Make Dental Care Easier with Braces

Calendar June 17, 2022

Well done! You took the first step toward getting the gorgeous, healthy smile you have always wanted by getting braces. However, your braces will only get you halfway there. Here at Sonneveld Orthodontics, we will get your teeth straight and aligned. But only you can ensure that your teeth are healthy and beautiful by caring…

How to Care for Your Teeth with Braces

How to Care for Your Teeth with Braces

Calendar June 3, 2022

Dental hygiene is always very important for the health and look of your teeth as well as for your general health. When you are wearing braces, you have even more reasons to practice excellent dental care. Your dental care habits now will have a huge impact on how your teeth look when the braces are…

3 Things to Do Before Getting Braces

3 Things to Do Before Getting Braces

Calendar May 20, 2022

You have had your consultation appointment, your mouth has been mapped, and now you are just waiting for the day when you will get your braces on. You might want something to do to consume all of that nervous energy! Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get ready for your braces.…

Braces or Invisalign? Which One Is Right For Me?

Braces or Invisalign? Which One Is Right For Me?

Calendar May 6, 2022

Braces are the classic treatment for misaligned teeth. They have been around for over 200 years, after all! And they have been doing a fantastic job all this time. However, there is a lot of hype in recent years about Invisalign/clear aligners, as well. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide which one is best…

How to Care for Your Retainer

How to Care for Your Retainer

Calendar April 22, 2022

Now that your braces are off and you are sporting your new, dazzling smile, it is critical to maintain it. Your jaw wants to go back to its original position, but you didn’t go through the years and expense of braces to go and lose it all. You want to keep those straight, pearly whites…

Does My Child Need an Early Orthodontic Evaluation?

Does My Child Need an Early Orthodontic Evaluation?

Calendar April 8, 2022

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just important for teens. Your child’s bite and jaw alignment is critical for optimal health and wellbeing. Sometimes, trouble can come up early on, leading to significant problems later. This can be averted with an early orthodontic evaluation. The ideal age to start getting your child’s bite evaluated is age 7. Finger…

How to Ease Discomfort After Getting Braces

How to Ease Discomfort After Getting Braces

Calendar March 31, 2022

In order to get the perfect smile that you deserve, your teeth need to do some shifting around. Braces are what help the teeth transition to their right positions. During the transition process, it is normal to feel some discomfort or even pain, especially right after you get your braces put on or adjusted. The…

Getting Braces: A Survival Guide for Teens

Getting Braces: A Survival Guide for Teens

Calendar March 17, 2022

Between about eleven and fifteen years of age, most children have lost their baby teeth in exchange for their permanent teeth. As the permanent teeth come in, it is much easier for an orthodontist to detect misalignment and other orthodontic problems. For this reason, adolescence is a great time to get braces. Nevertheless, it can…

What Are the Benefits of Getting Corrective Jaw Surgery?

What Are the Benefits of Getting Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Calendar March 3, 2022

Maybe your orthodontist has recommended corrective jaw surgery. But what is corrective jaw surgery and what can it do to enhance your life? Corrective jaw surgery is a procedure done by expert oral surgeons to correct irregularities or problems in your facial structure (more specifically your jaw bone) and strengthen your smile. Corrective surgery is…

3 Things Every Person with Braces Needs in Their Backpack or Purse

3 Things Every Person with Braces Needs in Their Backpack or Purse

Calendar February 17, 2022

Every person with braces knows what it is like to have a “braces emergency” when they are away from home. Whether you have food lodged between your brackets or a loose wire, it can be embarrassing, irritating, or even painful when you don’t have any easy solution on hand. So, to save you from future…