Brace Yourself Blog

Benefits of Invisalign® first

Jun 18

Invisalign® first introduces a new way to achieve phase one treatment for the needs of patients from ages 7-10. Dr.McSurdy will be offering Invisalign® first to treat phase one cases with aligners that are specifically designed to target young jaws and or/ arches to make room for existing teeth and for incoming permanent teeth. Invisalign® first can correct a broad range of younger patients’ malocclusions, manage erupting dentition, and guide dental arch expansion, just like traditional braces can do. Dr.McSurdy is excited to offer Invisalign® first to achieve the developmental treatment goals in the two-phase treatment. Benefits of Invisalign® first · No wire pokes or broken brackets means fewer trips to the office for repairs · Faster, more predictable treatments means fewer appointments and better outcomes · No food restrictions – each whatever you want, whenever you want Dr. McSurdy is a top provider of Invisalign® and has treated over…

Live Healthy and Meditate

Jun 5

Consistent  good oral hygiene absolutely improves your health! Preventing dental disease and periodontal disease strengthens your immune system and allows your body to use its defense system to ward off all other pathogens. This keeps your body strong. This is a busy world and it is easy to engage in the “rat race” and become distracted from what is really important in life. Taking a few minutes a day to meditate can help to re-route your thoughts and come back to reality. Doing so can improve your health and your life as stress is greatly reduced. This must be done on a daily basis to have a true effect on healthier living. This has been known for thousands of years. Focus on your breathing and you will feel renewed and more relaxed. It is impossible to think about stressful daily events when you are totally focused on thin king only…

Why are x-rays important in orthodontics?

Apr 4

Radiographs (x-rays) provide dentists of all types and specialists to see things that cannot be seen by the naked eye. All dental x-rays are used with low levels of radiation and are extremely important to evaluate your oral health. Family dentists can view early decay between the teeth and they can observe when bone loss is occurring. Additionally, unerupted teeth can be noted as well as extra or missing teeth. Finally, cysts and tumors are often discovered as they become evident on digital x-ray images. Orthodontists consider a panoramic x-rays (the one that scans the entire lower face) as the most valuable diagnostic tool in orthodontics. The overall dental and periodontal health can be observed as well as root positioning. All children should have a panoramic film by age 7. It shows us when developing teeth need more space to emerge so we can treat most conservatively to avoid the…

2nd Quarter Refer a Friend

Apr 3

We are happy to announce our new referral prize for the second quarter of 2019. 4 tickets to Dorney Park & a $100 Visa Gift Card Refer any new patient to our office for a consultation and you will be entered into the raffle. Refer a friend contest for the second quarter will run from April 1st to June 28th, 2019. One winner will be randomly selected and announced via our Facebook page. As always, we thank you for your continued confidence in us as you refer us to your friends and loved ones.

Treat (Help) Yourself to a great smile!

Mar 7

MANY ADULTS MISTAKENLY believe that they missed their chance to get braces because they didn’t have them as teenagers. However, the number of adult orthodontic patients has risen dramatically over the last few decades, and today we’re going to debunk all of your excuses for not getting braces and show you why orthodontic treatment is still a wonderful option for adults with dental alignment issues. “It’s Too Late; My Teeth Won’t Move” It may be preferable to start young for orthodontic treatment, but there is no age limit to getting a straighter smile. We can help determine the best treatment for your circumstances. One advantage adult orthodontic patients have over teens is the self-discipline that comes with maturity; adults will often be better at following instructions for their treatment, which means it will go much smoother. Check out how much this woman’s teeth moved in one year with adult braces! “I’ll Be Fine If I Keep My Crooked…

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