You remember the days when you wore braces. At first, you may have felt as though you were the only kid in school with braces on, but slowly, all of your friends started to make regular visits to the orthodontist as well. Yet a major difference exists between them and you. They are happy with their results, and you are still staring in the mirror wondering what is wrong with your teeth.
After visiting an orthodontist for an examination, you may need to have a palatal expander inserted in your mouth before beginning orthodontic treatment. In addition to fitting and monitoring a patient’s palatal expander, Dr. Panucci offers a variety of orthodontic treatments.
What Happens to Your Lips When You Get Braces to Fix Your Overbite? A huge concern for people who are thinking about getting braces for their overbites is that they will experience discomfort. Such people ask questions about what happens to their mouths and their lips when they get a correction for an overbite. The truth is that some discomfort can exist, but an experienced orthodontist can help to minimize the discomfort to an almost non-existent level. The key is to schedule the care with an excellent provider. Read more
People want braces for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest ones is for healthier teeth and gums. As such, many patients are concerned about the effects braces might have on the roots of their teeth. One of the most common questions we are asked is “Do braces make the roots of your teeth shorter?” While it is possible for roots to grow shorter, it’s not necessarily a cause for concern.
In one study, researchers found that 25 percent of participants hesitate to smile in pictures due to the appearance of their teeth. 28 percent of people in the study don’t smile when they’re featured in social media due to their smile. Lastly, over 80 percent of study participants believe that their teeth are ugly. That’s a lot of people who are unsatisfied with their smile!