Invisalign vs Braces Which is Better?

As fixed appliances (aka Braces) have been around for more than a century, they appear to be a known quantity in the world of orthodontics.  Invisalign ( introduced around 1999/2000) is a relative newcomer.  Sometimes, patients want to know “which of these appliances is better”?  The answer is…  …”it depends”. The question of “which appliance[…]

Compliance the Elephant in the room

Banksy, the provocative street artist, once ran afoul of animal rights advocates for painting an elephant the same pattern as the wallpaper of the “room” it occupied.  Banksy seemed to be trying to evoke the notion that some things are understood but rarely addressed verbally; the proverbial “elephant in the room”. Orthodontics has its very[…]

Foods to watch out for during orthodontic treatment

Most patients (and prospective patients) know that they need to be careful when it comes to which foods they can eat.  They understand that certain types of foods can cause problems in the long run either by dislodging (breaking) the appliance (for example knocking off brackets) or getting stuck in the appliance and having secondary[…]