Thanksgiving is almost here! We know that each of our patients have so much to be thankful for – friends, family, and of course their hard work towards a beautiful and healthy smile! At Windermere Orthodontics, we want you to enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities, including the feast! Here are a few guidelines to make sure you enjoy a safe holiday dinner:
It is important to have an easy, effective and fun oral hygiene routine. This is especially true for those of us undergoing orthodontic treatment! If you are not brushing thoroughly, food can get trapped behind the wires of your braces. Trapped food particles can lead to the formation of plaque, which can result in cavities! You can have a great routine with a standard toothbrush and floss. However, if you want to make things easier and fun, you might want to check out some of the latest oral care technology available today.
Philips Sonic Care Electric Toothbrush This toothbrush has smart brush head sensors that create a map of your mouth. You can connect your phone to your toothbrush and watch exactly which part of your smile is being cleaned! You might think you have cleaned every tooth, but it can be difficult to know for sure. With this toothbrush, you will never miss a spot!
This piece of technology cleans in between teeth using water pressure! If you have braces a Waterpik is great because the water can reach behind the metal wires and flush away food particles that floss can’t reach.
If you or a loved one has recently started orthodontic treatment, you may want to consider upgrading your at-home oral hygiene tools! Learn more about the benefits of electric toothbrushes and Waterpiks!
At Windermere Orthodontics, we care about the health of your smile! Contact us to find out if your child qualifies for orthodontic treatment. We offer free consultations and provide a range of services including Invisalign and braces at our orthodontic offices located in Suwanee and Cumming.
We are celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month at Windermere Orthodontics! It’s the perfect time learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment, healthy smiles and the importance of good overall oral health!
On June 4th, only 6 days after his high school graduation, our patient and dear friend Holden Ludwig took a direct driver side hit in his vehicle and suffered a traumatic brain injury. After 6 weeks in the ICU, Holden was moved to the Shepherd Center where he is currently undergoing rehab.
At Windermere Orthodontics, many of our patients participate in a variety of sports throughout the year. The fall season is a busy time for sports, with some students even participating in more than one sport. The need for safety equipment when taking part in sports is well known, however dental protection can sometimes be an after-thought. With or without braces, dental protection is critical for contact sports. At Windermere Orthodontics, we can help make mouthguards an essential component of your safety!
It’s the season for pencils, backpacks and books! For parents, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ when their children return to the classroom and organized activities. Your child may have begun their orthodontic journey over summer break – so how can they feel prepared for the school year ahead?
Online orthodontic companies, such as Smile Direct Club, make orthodontic treatment sound simple and easy. Take a selfie, get a scan and your aligners will arrive in the mail. In a few weeks, your teeth will be straight. At Windermere Orthodontics, we strongly advise you to seek orthodontic care with an orthodontist.
Invisalign is a popular treatment for misaligned or crooked teeth and bites. This treatment consists of using clear removable aligner trays to move the teeth. Invisalign is different than traditional metal braces, which are fixed to a patient’s teeth. Most patients seek orthodontic treatment in their teenage years. Invisalign can be a great option for your teen! At Windermere Orthodontics, we present this treatment option to patients and their parents if they are candidates for Invisalign and the following are advantages of Invisalign: