The Benefits of Having Your Child See an Orthodontist by Age 7

The Benefits of Having Your Child See an Orthodontist by Age 7

When it comes to orthodontics, 7 really is the magic number. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends everyone should get an orthodontic consultation by then. You might be asking, how old do you have to be for braces? Can a 7 year old get braces? Getting a check-up doesn’t necessarily mean your child will need treatment, but it is extremely helpful in order to evaluate any issues that they might have or potential issues that could... Read More
AcceleDent and How to Speed Up Your Orthodontic Treatment

AcceleDent and How to Speed Up Your Orthodontic Treatment

At Black Orthodontics we always keep up with the latest innovations. In line with our holistic approach to orthodontics, we provide each individual with the best, fastest, and least invasive treatments available. Along these lines, we’ve come to use AcceleDent, an excellent option for anyone who is interested in reducing their time in orthodontic... Read More
DAMON SYSTEM BRACES: NOT ALL BRACES ARE CREATED EQUAL

DAMON SYSTEM BRACES: NOT ALL BRACES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Black Orthodontics is proud to have the latest in technological advances that, together with Dr. Brown’s holistic approach to treatment, offers people the fastest and least invasive care options available. One popular option is Damon System Braces and Damon Clear... Read More
BRACES: WHAT ADULT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

BRACES: WHAT ADULT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

Can I get braces at 18 years old? What about braces at 21? Can I get braces after 40? Am I ever really too old for braces? No, you are not. But let’s step back and delve in a bit more. Read More
Why Do My Braces Need Rubber Bands?

Why Do My Braces Need Rubber Bands?

We get asked a lot about rubber bands on braces and why some people need to use rubber bands on their braces. It’s important to remember that every case is different, so if you have any specific questions be sure to ask Dr. Black. We are always happy to answer anything you want to know!  What are Rubber Bands? Two kinds of rubber bands may be used with braces. The small elastic band that wraps around the bracket is called a ligature and stays on until your next adjustment when the orthodontist changes them. Often you can choose what color bands you want, making it fun to change your smile’s color throughout the process. The second kind of rubber bands are called interarch rubber bands, and you change these yourself throughout the day. These can go side to side or from the bottom row to the top. Why Do I Need Rubber Bands on My Braces? Interarch rubber bands adjust bite and jaw position. They help to align the top and bottom jaw properly, which is important as the teeth on each jaw are repositioned by the braces. They also help to straighten the teeth depending on where your orthodontist places the hooks. Not everyone who needs braces needs rubber bands. It depends on the position of your jaw and the desired alignment, which your orthodontist carefully considers based on your individual treatment and recommendations. If your orthodontist tells you to wear rubber bands, make sure you do. They are a very important part of your treatment! Facts and Tips about Rubber bands on Braces:  Here are some facts and tips... Read More
Baby Teeth And Braces

Baby Teeth And Braces

Wondering if your child will need braces? When it comes to dental wellness, seeing an orthodontist is an essential step in your child’s life. Read More