Blog Archive

The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer Mar 18th, 2020

Retainers are just as important to your orthodontic results as your braces. Why? Because without a retainer, your teeth may move back into their original, crooked position faster than they were straightened. We understand how exciting it is to be finished with braces. Our patients at Glow Orthodontics can’t stop...

What Alignment Issues Invisalign® Can and Can’t Fix Feb 21st, 2020

Invisalign® aligners truly are invisible (no one will see them unless they’re really close to your face). They’re also comfortable and customized for your teeth. Though you can beautify your smile in such a discreet fashion, don’t let that fool you into thinking Invisalign can’t perform. Invisalign can fix nearly...

Can I Get Braces on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth? Jan 27th, 2020

Many patients who come to Glow Orthodontics ask if they can get braces only on their top or bottom teeth. In some cases, their top teeth look straight, and they only want to improve crooked teeth on the bottom. Or they want their top teeth straightened and don’t want to...

Choosing an Orthodontist versus Dentist for Orthodontics Dec 5th, 2019

When you need braces and are deciding between a general dentist or an orthodontist, you may wonder if it matters who provides the treatment. The answer is yes; it matters. Orthodontists are dentists who received extensive additional training in straightening teeth and correcting a misaligned bite. They are educated in...

It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth: Learn About Adult Orthodontics Nov 1st, 2019

Do you avoid smiling because your teeth are crooked or crowded? Or maybe you have an embarrassing gap between your teeth? Many adults spend years being unhappy with their smile, yet they don’t consider getting their teeth straightened. Adults often don’t seek orthodontic treatment because they think braces are only...

Spotting the Warning Signs of TMJ Disorders Oct 1st, 2019

Imagine that you can’t chew or talk because your jaw hurts, or it’s so stiff you can’t open your mouth properly. That’s the challenge facing an estimated 15% of Americans with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Glow Orthodontics at the earliest signs of...

Orthodontics: Beyond Teeth Alignment Sep 11th, 2019

Orthodontists are the experts when it comes to crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and all types of bite problems. As they improve your bite or reposition your jaws, they can also help you find relief from symptoms caused by problems such as sleep apnea. Read on to learn about the conditions...

What Is the Best Age to Begin Orthodontic Treatment? Aug 1st, 2019

There’s no way to put a value on straight teeth and a beautiful smile that makes you confident and happy. But orthodontic treatment is about more than your appearance; it also affects the health of your teeth and even the structure of your face and your ability to breathe. Crooked...

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth and Your Braces Jul 19th, 2019

Nutrition counts when it comes to choosing foods that keep your smile beautiful, but food can do more than deliver vitamins and minerals. The foods you eat can physically affect your teeth — and braces — in good ways and bad.   At Glow Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide comprehensive orthodontic...

How Wearing a Mouth guard Can Prevent Sports Injuries May 31st, 2019

About 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related. Most of these orofacial injuries occur in athletes who weren’t wearing a mouth guard, a fact that’s especially shocking since many studies verify that mouth guards prevent dental injuries. In one of the most recent studies, researchers followed young athletes engaged in...

Managing Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment During Summer Vacation May 8th, 2019

School’s out, you’re enjoying the summer weather, and it’s time to kick back and relax. Summer vacation is great, but as routines become more relaxed, it’s easy for children to get out of the habit of cleaning their teeth and braces. And if problems with braces arise while you’re away...

The Real Harm Vaping Is Causing Your Teen Apr 24th, 2019

Between 2011 to 2015, the use of e-cigarettes grew by 900% among high school students. More than 3.6 million middle and high school teens reported that they vaped in 2018. If you haven’t encountered the problem with your teen yet, chances are you will. At Glow Orthodontics, we’re incredibly concerned...

Child’s Disruptive Behavior May be Sleep Disorder Mar 14th, 2019

For every classroom of 25 children, one of them is likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you think that’s surprising, here’s an even bigger shocker: OSA appears in children as young as 2-8 years of age. Even though snoring is the most common symptom of OSA in children,...

How to Perfect Your Smile in Less Time with Accelerated Orthodontics Feb 8th, 2019

When you want to improve your smile, you can lessen the impact on your appearance with clear aligners or clear ceramic braces. But you still can’t get around one discouraging fact about braces: You won’t get results for 12-30 months, depending on the type of correction you require. Here at...

The Severe Impact a Bad Bite can Have on Your Oral Health Jan 11th, 2019

There’s no doubt that crooked teeth affect your appearance, which is what brings many patients to Glow Orthodontics for treatment. We love making your smile beautiful, but we’re also thrilled to correct crooked teeth because a bad bite affects much more than your looks. A bad bite increases your risk...

The Surprising Correlation Between Your Smile and Success Dec 12th, 2018

Nothing makes you feel better than knowing your teeth look great and you can smile with confidence. But did you know that a bright smile also improves your chances of being successful in your social, personal, and work life? After receiving orthodontic treatment, many patients tell the team at Glow...

5 Important Things Your Smile Reveals About Your Personality Nov 12th, 2018

Your smile is a symbol that welcomes a new friend, makes people feel comfortable around you, and reflects your personality and feelings. Nothing is more attractive to others than your smile, and nothing conveys rejection quite as much as a fake smile or frown. Every day, the team at Glow...

What is DIY Orthodontics and am I a Good Candidate? Oct 25th, 2018

DIY orthodontics refers to straightening your teeth at home without seeing an orthodontist for regular visits. Or maybe you’re attracted by the seemingly lower cost of DIY aligners. Whatever your reason for considering DIY orthodontics, here’s the key: Orthodontic aligners and all appliances use force to move your teeth, which...

The Danger of Not Treating Sleep Apnea Sep 26th, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects about 17% of all adults, but the rate is much lower in women and significantly higher in men. When you have OSA, you’ll snore and feel fatigued throughout the day. Otherwise, you won’t experience early symptoms of the serious health problems that develop when OSA goes...

Why Straight Teeth Are About More Than Your Appearance Aug 20th, 2018

There’s no denying that your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, and first impressions matter. However, there are bigger reasons to consider treating issues like crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. These may seem like just a physical flaw, however, ignoring dental issues such...

Straight Teeth in Less Time: Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right for You? Jul 20th, 2018

Straight Teeth in Less Time: Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right for You? We are living in a world where information is available in a moment’s notice, dinner can arrive at our doorsteps, and the word “wait” is almost offensive to people who want and expect instant gratification. So why should dental treatment...

That Chronic Headache Could be TMJ Jun 20th, 2018

Headaches are the most common source of pain and may be one of the top reasons people miss work or school. You may chalk your head pain up to stress and anxiety, but if you’re experiencing headaches often, it may be a symptom of a more chronic condition such as...

Is There a Right Age to Get Braces? May 22nd, 2018

These days, it almost seems that braces are an inevitable rite of passage for kids, marking their entrance into their teenage years. While not every child needs braces, for those who do, guiding their teeth into the right position early on will serve them well for years to come.Here at...

How to Treat Discomfort Caused by Braces Aug 7th, 2017

As anyone who has experience with braces knows, there is a period of discomfort after each orthodontic adjustment. Whether traditional braces or clear aligners, the teeth are being physically moved to their optimum position. And while discomfort is to be expected, it does not have to be tolerated. Below are...

Welcome to Our Blog May 10th, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.Feel free to leave a comment or question...