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What is the Right Age to Take your Kids to an Orthodontists?

Age 7 is the Best Time See a Child’s Orthodontist

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Visiting a dentist to check for the early signs of tooth decay should be done as soon as a parent is confident that their child can handle the situation and this applies to visits to an orthodontist too. If there is any sign of misalignment developing in the child’s teeth then this should be addressed as soon as possible. A treatment program started early will ensure any corrections are made with the best outcome and at a lower cost than later in life. Watch the video by Beach Braces to find the answer to the question: Can Orthodontic Treatment be completed on patients with baby teeth?

 

 

The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that a child should have his or her first orthodontic evaluation as soon as any orthodontic problem is noticed and at least by the age of 7. This is because by 7 years old the first molars start to erupt, which determines the back bite. This is when an orthodontist can assess side to side and front to back tooth interactions.  For example, when incisors start to erupt it could mean open bite, possible overbite, crowding and gummy smiles.

Intercepting teeth development in their early stages can:

  • Create a room for erupted teeth that may cause overcrowding
  • Have an influence on jaw growth leading to better facial symmetry
  • Allow enough space for unerupted teeth
  • Lower trauma risk to front teeth that are protruding
  • Lower the necessity to undertake tooth removal and decrease the treatment time through the use of braces

Improving the facial appearance and the smile is all part of the orthodontic treatment processes but there are other improvements that can be made to the functioning of the mouth and teeth through orthodontics. This is orthodontic treatment for a bad bite, which is often called malocclusion. A malocclusion occurs when there is misalignment in the tooth or jaw. A malocclusion can have a variety of effects, including altering how you smile, your chewing motion and how you go about cleaning your teeth.

American Association of Orthodontists’ studies indicate that untreated malocclusions can lead to difficulties when brushing and flossing crowded teeth. The result is a greater likelihood of the onset of tooth decay and more severe gum disease. Protruding teeth can be chipped and damaged more easily. Cross bites can lead to poor growth and the uneven wearing of teeth. Open bites can lead to the habit of tongue-thrusting habits and the onset of speech impediments.

Life can be so much easier later on for your child if an orthodontic assessment is arranged by the age of 7 years at least. Request for your child’s first appointment with Beach Braces now.

Dr Panucci – Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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An Early Orthodontic Consultation – A key to a Perfect Smile

When is the right time for an orthodontic checkup?

The short answer to this question is no later than the age of seven years old.

When most people think of orthodontics and patients who have received orthodontic treatment, they think of older children and teenagers. Receiving an early evaluation however can be one of the best ways that you can prepare yourself for an orthodontic treatment as well as get any early treatment out of the way in the event that a child may need two stage treatment. There are number of advantages to your child seeing an orthodontist no later than the age of seven and this figure has been determined by the American Association of Orthodontists.

Benefits of an Early Evaluation

Early evaluation can allow an orthodontist to spot any problems with the growth of a child’s jaw or with teeth as they are just starting to emerge and replace baby teeth. Even though a child’s baby teeth may appear straight but their emerging teeth may tell a different story. Taking the time to do x-rays early on can help an orthodontist to better identify problems and change the way that teeth impact and grow in. If jaws are misaligned, these issues can be fixed using nonsurgical methods. Resetting a jawline can be much more difficult in older patients as the bone structure is more permanently formed and far more difficult to manipulate.

An orthodontic checkup at an early age can help an orthodontist to monitor your child’s jaw growth and development to make sure that everything will form correctly. Monitoring this growth will allow an orthodontist to intervene if there are any issues so that manipulations can be made to make sure that a child’s smile has a chance to come in naturally.

The Risks of Avoiding Early Treatment

Serious and complicated issues can also occur without proper monitoring. A child could have issues with chewing, speaking or breathing if his or her permanent teeth are allowed to come in without proper consultation.

Early treatment reduces the amount of trauma when it comes to overall orthodontic treatment. It can help to improve appearance as a child grows, can help to lower the risk of serious issues arising and also can work to guide the growth and formation of jaws before they set in place.

Early treatment really is the best way that you can give your child an opportunity to form a perfect healthy smile.

If you have a child that requires early treatment or consultation please call Beach Braces today and we can schedule you an appointment.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.
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Toothbrushing Mistake No.5

Toothbrushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”

Toothbrushing Mistake 5

Not brushing correctly can lead to several types of damage including gum abrasions. It is important to make sure you are brushing in proper strokes every time in order to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Long horizontal strokes are the primary cause of gum abrasions. It is necessary to remove plaque (a thin film of bacteria which stick to your teeth) by carefully brushing your teeth in a short vertical or circular motion. According to Sesemann, you should aim your bristles at 45-degree angle on the gum line and softly brush up and down your teeth.

Make sure to include the back of your teeth, the inner surfaces, and the outer surfaces. You can turn your brush facing the top of your molars (chewing surfaces) to make sure all the stuck food and debris are removed. Bear in mind to spend at least 30 seconds for each quadrant of your mouth to ensure that you are spending the recommended time on all your teeth equally. Furthermore, you should also brush your cheeks and tongue aside from the teeth. Bacteria can also build up in these places so it should be included.

Lastly, rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing to prevent ingesting the fluoride from your toothpaste. You can also combine tooth brushing with flossing just to make sure there are no stones left unturned. Again, brushing correctly is the key to a cleaner and healthier mouth.

Some people do a great job of brushing their teeth, unfortunately a toothbrush cant straighten teeth. If you have a friend or family member who may benefit from orthodontic treatment, click here to refer them. They will be in the best hands in Manhattan Beach.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

Toothbrushing Mistake No.5


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Straight Teeth without Braces

Clear Braces what are they exactly?

Being in a midst of decision making whether or not to correct your teeth misalignment problems brings you to consider several factors when doing so.

Aside from the cost of treating these problems, you may find yourself being more concerned about its cosmetic effects while under treatment. Wearing braces may inflict a great impact on your confidence every time you talk to the public, smile on cameras, and even greet your friends daily. Clear Braces

Fortunately, this kind of problem has been answered by Align Technology. A product called Invisalign allows you to undergo an orthodontic treatment for several months or years without having everyone notice you’re under treatment.

Invisalign works by applying the right pressure on your teeth in order to move them over the course of the treatment just like braces. The only difference is that they are CLEAR. In fact, so clear that even the person you are talking to each day won’t even notice you are wearing them. Invisalign indeed is a breakthrough when it comes to orthodontics as patients are more confident to wear them than braces. Why sacrifice your current smile in the process of acquiring a perfect smile in the future if you can have it all without being intimidated?

Can Teens use Invisalign?

Invisalign is now also available for teens especially as teens are more conscious with how they look in front of their friends. Improving the self-confidence during the teenage years is very important so teens can be able to reach their full potential without any hindrance. This confidence will help them perform better each day, improve their grades each semester, and compete well with others in athletics and other extra-curricular activities.

Every individual aims to have the perfect straight teeth without braces. The good news is that everyone will now be able to fulfil this dream through Align Technology’s Invisalign for teens and adults easily and comfortably.

Dr Panucci has been creating beautiful smiles across California for years, so why not contact us for a free consultation?

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Which are your preferred braces?

Traditional Metal Braces vs. Damon System Braces vs. Clear Aligners

Today you now have a choice in planning your orthodontic treatment! Taking a proactive part in designing your treatment can help you better understand how appliances work and why you should follow their strict instructions.  Since numerous types of appliances are now available, choosing among them might be hard for those who have little knowledge regarding their advantages and disadvantages. In order to prevent regrets during or after your treatment, it is best to gain broad awareness about orthodontic treatments.  Below is a good comparison of traditional metal braces and clear braces you can use as your guide. Invisalign v Braces

Examining each of them and comparing them with each other can help you calculate which option is best for you. By “best” we mean lesser pain, lesser discomfort, more convenience, lesser cost, and shorter treatment duration.  Since having all these advantages at once is hard to achieve given you have limited resources or other restrictions, you can pick which criteria you prefer the most such as price, duration, or convenience and base your decision on it.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are known for their strength and durability that can withstand the test of time for patients of all ages. These braces require an elastic rubber band, also called ligature, in order to connect or hold the archwire into the bracket. On the other hand, some orthodontists utilize metal tie wires instead of these elastic bands. These tie wires are twisted around the bracket thus enabling them to apply pressure on your teeth. This pressure will then slowly move your teeth to their desired positions over time.

Advantages

These kind of braces are less expensive compared to the other types of braces thus it is the most commonly used worldwide to keep orthodontists overhead down.  You are allowed you to play with multi-colored ligatures that serve as decorations on your teeth when you smile.  Aside from that, an option for a darker ligature is also available for those who smoke or drink coffee in order to hide staining.

Disadvantages

Traditional metal braces are easier to notice compared to the Damon System Bracket or Damon Clear Braces. Because of this, most teens and adults prefer the smaller Damon Braces or even clear aligners. Furthermore, since this type of braces is cemented on your teeth, proper brushing and cleaning is a must in order to prevent tooth decays.  Lastly, metal braces tend to be uncomfortable at first 3 weeks as your tongue, cheek, and lips get used to it.  The older bracket systems also require more force to get the teeth to move which translates to discomfort for the patient.  Because of this, Dr. Wilson has chosen to not use the older braces systems in his office due to less patient satisfaction upon completion of treatment and a less superior result that the Damon System

Damon System Braces

The Damon Bracket system is the leading orthodontic bracket on the market today.  It is the only “passive, self-ligating bracket” and has a special patent that no other braces system can reproduce.  It’s know for getting a more superior result in a shorter time with less discomfort.  It is the “Cadillac” of all braces systems out there today.  It’s also know for giving the patient a wider, more esthetic smile that can not be achieved with other braces systems.

Advantages

The advantages over traditional braces or the old bracket systems are many.  Just to list a few:  Smaller bracket, more hygienic, less discomfort, faster treatment times, fewer appointments, a broader/fuller smile, along with many more advantages.

Disadvantages

It is the most expensive braces system out there, which is why most orthodontists don’t use it because it increases their overhead.  However, Dr. Wilson has elected NOT to charge a premium or increase his fees because of this since he is able to finish his patients faster and in fewer appointments so this decreases the time needed for each patient as far as overall chair time, which tends to wash out his increased overhead on the bracket.  Thus, this creates a built-in savings for the patient.

Clear Aligners

Having clear braces is a good option for those who don’t have the confidence to wear metal braces. Clear braces are made up of plastic and the most common brand is Invisalign. Unlike metal braces, clear braces or aligners need to be replaced once every two weeks.

Advantages

The main advantage of using clear braces is cosmetic. Patients are conscious regarding how they look when friends and families notice their weird appliances such as palatal expander, metal braces, or metal retainers. Aside from that, since clear aligners are removable, it will be easier for you to clean the appliances as well as your teeth. You can even remove them when playing instruments, swimming, or engaging in sports.

Disadvantages

Because of its convenience and comfort, clear braces are slightly more expensive compared to other types of braces.  They are also more fragile so handling them carefully is a must in order not to break them.  Furthermore, there’s a higher risk of losing them since you can easily remove them and misplace your braces case or holder.  However, Invisalign Teen has 6 replacement aligners for free built in.

Dr. Wilson is a leading orthodontist in Gainesville GA and is an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Positive Hitchhiking

“If I saw you hitchhiking, I’d smile and return your thumb’s up, just for you doing such a great job of being a positive roadside influence ”

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Beach Braces Smile Quote  #5

While we would never advocate that you hitchhike in this day and age, or even replicate the thumbs up and smile to a tired hitchhiker loosing the will to live by the roadside (especially if there is a stop sign or traffic lights ahead) we thought Jarod Kintz’s quote was quite unique.

Jarod Kintz is a self professed writer of randomness, after being rejected from two leading universities creative writing programs, he has embarked on fulfilling his career as a full time author. Some of his latest publications have included; Emails from a Madman, I want and It Occurred to me.

If the above quote didn’t make you smile we at least hope it made you laugh, I only wish we had the hitchhikers reply, although it would probably be too crude to publish 🙂

Have a great Monday California!

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

TEL:  310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Keep Smiling

A Smile is an Inexpensive Way to Change Your Looks

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Beach Braces Smile Quote  #3

It’s often said when you smile everyone smiles with you, this is so true. It’s amazing what a difference a smile can make when you walk into a room full of new people, or when you’re simply passing someone in the street. Smiling automatically puts everyone at ease and often leads to further social interaction.

Let’s face it being smiled at makes you feel good, so next time when you see someone feeling a bit flat, and give them a big smile! It’s free and effortless.

Did you ever stop to think smiling is one of the few universal signs that everyone can understand and appreciate. If you thought it was a nod or shake of the head, think again! In Bulgaria and India theses actions have a completely different meaning.

Who smiles the most ?

Thailand dubbed “Smileland” by many probably do it the best and for good reason, numerous research projects have proven that smiling actually reduces stress and boosts the immune system.

Smiles can vary we have the classic “obligatory smile” well he/she smiled at me I better smile back, then we have the “false smile” hmmm never goes down well and there easily detected. Finally we have the “genuine smile” which is a complete crowd pleaser.

So why don’t people smile more? Sadly a large percentage of people don’t feel comfortable with either the colour of alignment of their teeth. Don’t live life not smiling Dr. Panucci at Beach Braces based in Manhattan Beach offers a wide range of treatments for both children and adults. If you are concerned that you may be a bit mature for the “braces look” you can read here about Invisalign here.

Keep smiling people!!

 
Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL:  310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051
 

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Fun Facts About Halloween

Halloween

For more than 2000 years, Halloween has been celebrated. It is a major festival that celebrates the beginning of winter and the end of summer. Traditionally, this might be celebrated with scary stories and plenty of singing and dancing around a big bonfire.

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  • European immigrants celebrated the harvest with song and dance around a bonfire, and ghost stories, were the ones who brought Halloween celebrations to North America.
  • On November 1st All Saints Day is celebrated. This is a day for the Christendom saints who don’t have a special day in their name. On this day, Christians celebrate a mass known as the ‘All Hallow’s Mass, and the day before became known as Halloween.
  • Halloween celebrations, parties, and trick or treating is very popular in the US. The amount spent on Halloween exceeds 2.5 billion dollars yearly and that’s just in the US.
  • Orange and black are the colors associated with Halloween. Black represents darkness and death, while the orange represents the fall harvest.
  • Jack-o-Lanterns, were made with a candle placed in a hollowed out pumpkin or turnip were originally used to keep away the ghosts and spirits on Halloween.
  • The sale of candies for Halloween reaches approx. 2 billion dollars yearly, which means this is one of the most commercial US festivals.
  • Besides Christmas, there is no other festival where so much money is spent, as with Halloween.
  • Halloween is celebrated as the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
  • The world’s largest pumpkin, weighing 1446 pounds, was part of a Halloween festival in the province of Ontario in Canada.

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This Is Halloween

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What does the superstition say you will see if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween?

Your future spouse

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This Halloween, Beach Braces wants your candy. It’s OK, it’s for a good cause. Click here for more details.

Beach Braces offer orthodontic treatments for kids, teen and adults in Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and the sorrounding areas. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Invisalign vs. Braces

The idea of wearing metal braces is not very appealing to anyone, regardless of age.  Invisalign is the new buzzword in braces and orthodontic technology.  Both teens and adults have shown a great deal of interest in Invisalign braces because they are known as invisible aligners. These Invisalign braces are available through officially designated Invisalign orthodontists like Dr. Patricia Panucci of Beach Braces.

The mere idea that you could wear clear, invisible braces will peak the interest of almost everyone. If you are wondering how teeth alignment occurs with these invisible aligners, then you will want to read this article.

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  • How effective are Invisalign braces compared to normal braces?
  • Do they take longer to achieve teeth alignment?
  • What are the side effects or other issues that are related to Invisalign braces?

How Effective Are Invisalign Braces Compared to Normal Braces?

This is the most important question one might ask and you will be surprised with the answer. The myth is that Invisalign is not nearly as effective as normal braces. However, that is not true at all. In fact, almost always Invisalign will achieve equally ideal results as traditional metal braces.

Invisalign braces align the teeth by gently nudging them into the preferred position, based on a series of predetermined intervals designed by your orthodontist using computer technology, 3D modeling, and virtual reality. With traditional braces, the adjustments are obtained mainly by pulling the teeth with the wires and brackets placed by the orthodontist.

Do They Take Longer to Achieve Teeth Alignment?

In the majority of cases, your custom-made clear aligners can achieve the same result as traditional braces in a similar amount of time (6-36 months).  For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your Invisalign aligners 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

What Are The Side Effects or Other Issues That Are Related to Invisalign Braces?

Invisible or clear braces slide over your teeth, much like a thin shield of clear plastic that is nearly undetectable. Because of the way these braces fit there isn’t a risk of discoloration or irritation. In addition, they can be easily removed easily for proper oral hygiene.

You can easily see why Invisalign braces are taking the world by storm.  They are the clear alternative to braces!

Dr. Patricia Panucci is the Invisalign Preferred Provider in Manhattan Beach. To see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact her office today.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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