Educational Posts

Home/Educational Posts

Common Orthodontic Problems

It is incredibly common for people of all ages to experience orthodontic problems at some point. While we may typically associate orthodontia with braces and alignment, there are several valid reasons to seek treatment. For some, the issue might be purely cosmetic, while for others orthodontic help is necessary to improve their health and overall [...]

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment is a misleading phrase. Many parents assume that during early orthodontic treatment, their child will need to start braces right away. But this isn’t the case. When you bring your child in to see us by the age of 7—the age recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists—we will evaluate your child’s [...]

Invisalign: Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

Do you want the perfect smile without all the metal? We have the perfect solution for you! Many of us aren’t lucky enough to be born with an award winning smile, however, with the help of orthodontic treatment, we can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you are hesitant about straightening your [...]

By |2017-08-14T17:32:38+00:00August 14th, 2017|Educational Posts|2 Comments

How Do You Clean a Retainer?

Why Wear a Retainer? Try to remember the day you had waited for - the day you got your braces off! You worked hard with your orthodontic treatment and you were ready to rub your tongue over your smooth, braces-free teeth. You finally got to see your beautiful smile and then your doctor made you put your retainer in [...]

How Does Invisalign Work?

What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is a form of orthodontic treatment that does not use metal brackets or wires but a series of plastic aligners that are custom made for an individual's teeth. Sometimes referred to as "clear braces", this form of treatment is very appealing to many different groups of people - especially adults because they [...]

Braces with an Orthodontist vs a Dentist

Are you aware that while all orthodontists are dentists, not all dentists are orthodontists?  It is for this reason that your general dentist may recommend and refer you to see an orthodontist like Dr. Jay Harris. As an orthodontist, Dr. Harris has completed an additional two to three year residency program specializing in orthodontic studies after graduating from dental [...]

February is Dental Health Month

Did you know that dental health has an entire month dedicated to spreading its importance? February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the Jay Harris Orthodontics team hopes that parents are teaching their children exactly how important the health of their teeth is. Although we specialize in orthodontics, good dental hygiene has a tremendous [...]

Protect Your Smile!

With fall sports starting up, make sure you are protecting the investment you have made in your smile! Contact sports can be hard on your teeth, with or without braces, so we recommend wearing a mouth guard while you play. Ask us about getting a mouth guard today!

When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist?

One of the most common questions parents have about getting their kids in braces is what age is best to take them to an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends taking your child to see an orthodontist by age 7 for an evaluation. This does not necessarily mean that they will need full orthodontic [...]