After putting on braces for many years in Tucson, one thing never changes – the questions patients have about the process. You might be thinking: What will it feel like? How long will it take to get them on? Will my teeth hurt forever? Will I get sores in my mouth? Will the sores go … Continued
Braces… they seem like a rite of passage from adolescence to young adulthood. You may have wondered whether your child really needs braces and when. Though healthy teeth can be moved at any age, seeing an orthodontist early can mean less extensive orthodontic treatment later, and ultimately save you some money, too (and who doesn’t … Continued
Despite a report in the past that downgraded the importance of flossing, most dental professionals recommend that flossing remain a regular step in dental care. The purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove the plaque which would otherwise build up on teeth and along the gum line. Toothbrushes can only reach the front and … Continued
Here at OrthoPros, we value all of our patients smiles, including our young patients who aren’t ready for treatment just yet. This is why we created the OP Kids Club! All patients under the age of 11 are invited to join our OP Kids Club. Members will receive a monthly newsletter with updates and activities. … Continued
Choosing an orthodontist for you or a family member is an important decision since you’ll likely be visiting that doctor for a good period of time. Here are some things to consider when selecting an orthodontist. 1. The doctor is a licensed orthodontist You may happen to come across general dentists in your community who … Continued
Some patients are initially concerned about eating with their braces when they first start orthodontic treatment. While your teeth may be sore after first getting your braces on or after adjustment, there are still many foods and snacks that you can enjoy. In addition to choosing the right foods during any periods of mild discomfort, … Continued
Dr. Kacer and the team at OrthoPros and DentalPros encourages anyone involved in contact sports to wear a mouth guard. Mouth guards protect your teeth and can prevent painful and expensive dental trauma that often occurs during contact sports. Not only does a properly fitted mouth guard keep your mouth protected, but it could lessen … Continued
Why Oral Health Is So Important Here at OrthoPros & DentalPros, we’re dental professionals, so we are just naturally aware of the importance of a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. The benefits of good oral health seem self-evident to us. But for the all the other people in the world who don’t work in orthodontics … Continued
Invisalign started as an orthodontic treatment for adults, but teenagers soon started asking for it as an alternative to traditional metal braces. If you don’t know what Invisalign is yet, basically it’s a treatment that consists of a series of clear plastic trays that fit directly over a patient’s teeth. The main advantage over … Continued
Kids are kids, so despite trying their best, they may need a little help or reminder with certain tasks you ask of them. If you tell a young child to clean their room, some dirty socks in the corner may remain. Tell them to bring that forgotten jacket home from school, and there’s likely a … Continued
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