Monthly Archives:September 2016

Clear braces are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. The idea of invisible braces first became popular in the 1980s. Unfortunately, the brackets back then were made of a plastic substance that tended to stain fairly easily. Today, the brackets are made of a ceramic composite, which doesn’t stain and is much stronger. The…

Still a very popular type of braces, traditional metal braces are brackets attached to patients’ teeth and held together with an arch wire. Your orthodontist in Grand Rapids will attach the bracket to a specific spot on your tooth in such a way that, when your treatment is complete, the arch wire will appear perfectly…

There are many reasons why people want straight teeth. Not the least of these is the fact that crooked teeth can detract from your appearance. While a nicely aligned smile from your Grand Rapids orthodontist can be the key detail in your style that pulls everything else together, a crooked smile can draw attention away from an…

Are you considering orthodontic treatment to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It’s a big decision and one that requires research if you are considering Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Both methods will lead you to your new smile, but the roads traveled during treatment are quite different. For the most…

Dentists and orthodontists in Grand Rapids, MI, have their similarities and differences. The main difference is orthodontists are more specialized. However, both dentists and orthodontists focus on oral care for children and adults alike, although some may make the distinction that they specialize in pediatric dentistry or orthodontics. Dentists and orthodontists both work to help you improve your oral…

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