Long Beach, CA – When wearing braces, one of the most important things to know is how to properly brush your teeth with the braces on. The brackets and wires create nooks and crannies where food particles and plaque adhere, and these areas can often […]
Long Beach, CA – Many people mistakenly believe that orthodontic treatment is only for children. On the contrary, we’re seeing more adults than ever before who are seeking out orthodontic treatment. There are currently about one million adult orthodontic patients in the US and Canada, […]
Long Beach, CA – The day you get braces come off is a universally celebrated day. And while showing off your new pearly whites is a great cause for celebration, just because your braces are off doesn’t mean your work has ended. Retainer wear is […]
Long Beach, CA – Simply explained, tongue thrusting is the habit of putting the tongue in the wrong position when swallowing. A tongue thruster will place the tongue too far forward, or off to the side. Every 24 hours, it is estimated that we swallow […]
Long Beach, CA – Do you have a child who just can’t seem to give up his or her thumb sucking habit? At HD Orthodontics, we know it can be a hard habit to break, so we are here to help you. The thumb sucking […]
Long Beach, CA – April is National Face Protection Month, so we thought that would be a perfect time to talk about the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing sports whether you wear braces or not. If you don’t play extremely physical sports, such […]
Long Beach, CA – Do you frequently experience headaches, ear discomfort, or jaw pain? Do you have chronic discomfort in your shoulder, neck or upper back? These could all be related to one thing – your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). But did you know your orthodontist […]
What do you do if a bracket or wire comes loose in between orthodontic appointments?
If you’re an adult and you’re self-conscious about your smile, there are so many orthodontic options to choose from today.
Long Beach, CA – Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children see an orthodontist at age seven? While many children will not need treatment that young, beginning a relationship with an orthodontist will ensure that treatment, when needed, […]