Orthodontics history…for you history buffs, did you know that archeologists found crooked teeth in human remains dating back 50,000 years as reported by Norman Wahl in the AJODO ?
Like days of old, the aesthetics of teeth thru time has always been the primary concern when it comes to our smiles. However, it was the occlusion (bite) that gave orthodontics its scientific foundation and why it has progressed into the advanced technology available today with traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners called Invisalign.
Lets Follow the Orthodontic Timeline
Tongue thrust…what is it? Our bodies are always breathing, blinking, staying balanced and doing a thousand other things we don’t notice to stay healthy and happy. But, the side effects of doing these unconscious behaviors wrong may create health problems that often go unnoticed or untreated.
Take for example, the way people chew and swallow food. For nearly everyone, consuming food comes natural and we never consciously think about the way we do it. But, doing it wrong can have nasty consequences. Infants swallow with their tongues thrusted against their gums, which is fine for babies and very young children, but not for adolescents, teenagers or adults.Read more on Tongue Thrust – What Is It?…
Orthodontic Emergencies can happen anywhere at anytime. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer!
When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and expensive to find an out of town orthodontic specialist. Here are some tips from Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres that you might need if there are orthodontic emergencies while you are away from home.Read more on Orthodontic Emergencies Out Of Town…
Sun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors.
Join Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies, to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.