The consumption of sugar will always be an issue for dental professionals, medical professionals, nutritionists, and health buffs everywhere. As long as sugar remains a large part of the American diet, we will continue to hear about all the negative effects sugar can have on the body. But do we listen?
Ever thought about why you don’t see many seniors with braces in high school yearbooks today? Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1960s or '70s and you'll see many “tin grins”. You don’t often see that today. Why? Kids today undergo orthodontic care at a much earlier age in Bethlehem and Temple PA areas and treatment is usually completed before their junior year when most yearbook and prom photos are taken. Some patients, with special problems, begin orthodontic treatment as early as age 7 or younger.
Summer is here in full force and half the year has already zoomed by. Our team at Bethlehem Orthodontics researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation.
At Bethlehem Orthodontics, some teens and adults opt for Invisalign, the “braceless” alternative to traditional braces to straighten teeth. What would you do if something happened to your Invisalign aligners while you were out of town? What if an aligner breaks, is left behind at a restaurant while eating, or you lost your purse or luggage with your aligners inside? Here are some tips for Invisalign patients on what to do if you are out of town and something happens to your aligners!Read more…