Serenity Orthodontics Blog
October 25, 2017
My millennial patients and Facebook friends ask me about various dental fades that they see on social media. These products show off amazing results by various “new” dental products and claim superior results over trusted dental brands. Social media influencers sell these products to unsuspecting followers to make a quick buck. These products have no true merit with regards to Their claims and they often can cause serious harm with long term use.
October 9, 2017
One trait that I adore about the human condition is Dunbar’s number. This number at its core demonstrates the capacity one person has to build strong emotional communal bonds within a group of people. This average number is about 100-150 people and it includes family, friends, colleagues and business associates. Our ability to empathize with the people on a small scale keeps us human, we can empathize and love one another in our group with ease.
July 10, 2017
A fixed retainer is also known as a permanent retainer. The word permanent retainer is a misnomer. In fact nothing in life, medicine or dentistry is permanent. Fixed retainers after orthodontic treatment are popular for orthodontist’s to place and for patients to protect the positions of their newly straightened teeth. These fixed retainers are back up retainers to the removable retainer that patients should wear every night for the rest of their lives.
July 5, 2017
We care for ourselves with elaborate cleansing rituals for our skin, hair, nails, mouth and digestive system. Each can have various costs and daily time constraints. When it comes to oral health the minimal cost and 2-3 minutes of effort required can pay dividends towards total systemic health.
July 3, 2017
Have you heard your Orthodontist say: always wear your rubber bands? Ever wonder why?
June 14, 2017
You have heard that gum chewing is not allowed while wearing orthodontic braces. This myth has been around for years. This a myth was made up by old school orthodontists and their efforts to appease school teachers back when bands, wires and braces glues resembled train tracks. Today chewing a piece of sugar free gum can help you in your orthodontic treatment.
March 28, 2017
Adult braces comes in many forms. One of the most discrete options is Invisalign or Clear Aligner therapy. The biggest benefit to Invisalign is that at a conversational distance friends and colleagues will not see that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The fact that aligners are removable make treatment results dependent on compliance. If one doesn’t wear the trays as instructed then optimal results will not occur and teeth will not align properly. Under the supervision of an orthodontist like Dr Susan Podray excellent Invisalign results can be achieved. Our treatment coordinator Jon who is undergoing aligner therapy wants to share these tips for Invisalign success.
March 15, 2017
Clear Aligners are a gaining market share for treating treating crooked teeth and malocclusion. If you are considering orthodontic treatment you may have heard advertisements from brands like Invisalign, clearcorrect and direct to consumer aligner companies like Smile Direct Club. These companies are targeting the consumer and attempting to capture your business and attention.
February 15, 2017
It is very easy to spread smiles in North Georgia. Your smile uses only 17 muscles a very minimal effort compared to the 43 muscle groups used to frown. A smile given is often reciprocal and can compound in a numerical fashion very quickly. When your smile is contagious in this way it can impact your life and those around you in a positive way! Smiling can also lift your mood general outlook and life.
February 8, 2017
I recently placed braces on myself to align a tooth that had become crooked. Having just re-experienced braces bliss, I can reassure you that braces are pain-free and fun! Neon Braces will add some pop art flare to your smile and clear alternatives can help you straighten your teeth in a more discrete fashion. These tips can help you overcome the challenges associated with treatment.