Orthodontic Info

83-retainersAfter orthodontic treatment is completed at OrthoPros Orthodontics, retainers are the finishing touch to maintain your beautiful new smile while the teeth stabilize and over a lifetime of good oral health.

An orthodontic retainer is a custom-fit device that is removable or bonded depending upon the patient’s individual needs. It is your insurance policy your teeth stay put in their new positions if worn as instructed. Read more on Wearing Retainers – Do You Understand Why?…

Germs on Mouthguards Can Cause IllnessMust adults and kids today understand the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, especially while wearing braces. Blows to the mouth are painful enough without brackets and wires cutting into your lips and tongue making it worse. Teeth are actually less prone to injury when wired together as a single unit during orthodontic treatment. A mouth guard protects the braces and serves as addition protection, further reducing the possibility of tooth and jaw injury.

It is not uncommon for athletes to remove their mouthguard when playing sports and set it down, hold it in their dirty hands, or toss it into the case or Gym bag when the game is over. Do you or your kids clean your mouthguard before popping it back into the mouth the next you play? Who knows what germs are breeding on the mouthguard when stored away that can cause illness and oral health issues?Read more on Is Your Mouthguard Making You Sick?…

Eat Right For HealthDid you know that research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition as the main reason why we choose one food over another? Even though hereditary, social, emotional and health factors play a role, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. So setting healthy standards are important to family health and lifestyles along with physical activity.

The key message National Nutrition Month promotes in March is how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Preview a food chart of recommended school snacks.Read more on Eat Right During March National Nutrition Month…