Entries by Dr. Silver

WHEN IT COMES TO SEEING AN ORTHODONTIST, SEVEN IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER

Seeing An Orthodontist Early, By Age 7, Can Prevent Many Problems From Occurring Later According to the American Association of Orthodontics, the best way to prevent many orthodontic issues is through early detection and intervention. This is most easily accomplished at age 7. Although 7 might seem too young for braces, it is at this age that orthodontists […]

Spring Into Summer With A Smile Tune-Up

It’s spring. The birds are chirping and the trees are sprouting new growth. As you spring towards summer, what better time to think about a Smile Tune-up at Silver Smiles Orthodontics? What do I mean by a smile tune-up? Well, if you have ever had braces and maybe you weren’t the most consistent patient with […]

Types of early treatment

A) Space Maintainers Did you know that baby teeth are actually very important for your child’s development? Until the adolescent years, they will not only help your youngster bite and chew (i.e., get proper nutrition) and speak correctly but also help guide the permanent teeth underneath them into proper position. In fact, one of the […]

Correcting bad habits

When you bring your child in for an early orthodontic screening we can help you recognize and correct any habits your child has that could be detrimental to the alignment of their teeth and jaw. Again, the earlier the better around age 7, as any needed treatment is easier, faster and potentially less expensive if […]

Preventive Care

Why is oral hygiene so important? The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. […]

Why seek Treatment as an Adult?

If you’re an adult who has suffered from teeth that aren’t straight or a misaligned bite for most of your life, we are still able to help you achieve a straight and beautiful smile. We have the ability to move healthy teeth at any age, so it’s never too late for treatment. Orthodontic treatment in […]

Retainers and Post Orthodontic Care

One day in the not-too-distant future, your braces will come off. In a few moments, you’ll be free of bands and brackets, able to eat what you want and run your tongue over smooth, clean teeth. But, even on this happy occasion, please remember that you’re not quite done with orthodontic treatment yet: The next […]

What are the types of orthodontic treatment?

At Silver Smiles Orthodontics, we are able to offer several different treatment options to fit the specific needs of our patients. In addition to traditional metal braces our options include: Invisalign® Invisalign Teen® Palatal Expanders Traditional Metal Braces Clear Ceramic Braces Appliances And More! Everybody is unique and has different needs when it comes to […]