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10 Early Warning Signs Parents Can Recognize as Possible Orthodontic Problems

April 6th, 2018

Early Orthodontic Signs in Kids in Frisco and Allen Texas

Trying to recognize a potential need for your child to see an orthodontist may not always be a straight forward process. Not every warning sign is immediately apparent. There are some indicators, however, that may alert you to the necessity for early intervention. Some of the warning signs could be a visible misalignment, or malocclusion, such as the following situations:

  • Over Bite: This type of misalignment is seen when the upper teeth over-reach the lower teeth when biting down.
  • Crowding: This is visible when there isn’t enough room for the teeth to come in at the gum’s arch.
  • Deep Bite: This is noticeable by the upper teeth hiding the lower teeth when biting down.
  • Cross Bite: The lower teeth sit farther out than the upper teeth in this type of malocclusion.
  • Open Bite: Often the result of thumb sucking, this type of bite is evident by a wide gap between the upper and lower teeth when biting down.

You may, on the other hand, recognize symptoms, that indicate a more severe situation. They may include the following conditions:

  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches
  • Breathing, snoring, or sleep problems
  • Speech impediment
  • Difficulty with biting or chewing food

Some corrective measures may require waiting until the child is older and has permanent teeth or a more mature jaw structure. There are other signs and symptoms, however, that can be treated early. In fact, catching problems early allows for greater treatment options that would otherwise become extensive if left waiting too long. Timing is a critical aspect of orthodontics. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by age seven. Your Frisco and Allen Orthodontist, Dr. Rendon advocates scheduling your child’s visit as early as 5 years old if any of the early warning signs are visible. When identified early, breathing problems, for example, can be addressed and corrected. While treating possible orthodontic problems early does contribute to a healthy and beautiful smile, it also improves your child’s confidence as well as quality of life.

As a skilled and experienced orthodontic specialist, Dr. Rendon will only recommend braces or any other corrective measures if they are of benefit to your child. Your child’s age an all aspects of his health will be considered prior to advising any procedure.

We are happy to schedule a complimentary evaluation with Rendon Orthodontics. In fact, it's not necessary to wait for a referral from your dentist. If Dr. Rendon sees a potential problem, he will inform you of the condition, treatment, and outcome. In the event that your child does not need early intervention, Rendon Orthodontics will offer their services in a complimentary supervisory capacity to continue to monitor your child’s dental health and development.

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When to Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist

March 6th, 2018

When it comes to straightening your teeth, you're going to need more than a dentist. You're going to need a dentist who is highly trained in addressing issues that affect the position of your teeth or jaw. If you are dealing with crowding, gaps, an improper bite, or your teeth simply aren't straight to form a beautiful smile, you need an orthodontist.

Place Your Teeth in Hands You Can Trust with an Orthodontist in Frisco and Allen, Texas

It can be overwhelming when you need to choose the right expert to treat your teeth, especially when some dentists are branching out by offering orthodontic services. It may be tempting if the price looks right or you just may choose the convenience of working with the dentist who regularly treats your teeth. Think again before you dive into orthodontic treatment by considering the advantages of choosing Rendon Orthodontics which has an excellent reputation.

An Orthodontist Has Extensive Training and Background Knowledge

An orthodontist is a dentist who went through dental school for the initial period of training, ensuring that there is an in-depth understanding about your teeth and what they need. In addition to dental school, Orthodontists must also complete an orthodontic residency program, extending his or her training. A residency lasts between two and three years and requires an orthodontist in training to put in more than forty hours a week in orthodontic practice. Before you agree to allow anyone to create an orthodontic treatment plan for your teeth, make sure you choose an experienced orthodontist with a reputation for excellence.

An Orthodontist is a Specialist

In the same way that you would see an orthopedic specialist when you have broken a bone, you should choose an orthodontist when you need to realign your teeth into a new position. Moving your teeth is going to be a delicate process that will take time. Your treatment plan should be tailored to fit your needs. Your orthodontist will have the rigorous training necessary to create the best plan of action for you. A dentist will not have the same degree of training to put your mind at ease. You want to get it right the first time in the most reasonable amount of time. Put your trust in an orthodontist.

An Orthodontist is an Expert

When you turn to an orthodontist to treat your teeth, you can rest assured that you are seeking help from a professional who has intense focus on the latest in the field of orthodontics. Due to new technology and advances that are happening every day, the Frisco and Allen Orthodontists at Rendon Orthodontics will be able to apply that knowledge to your orthodontic treatment plan. Orthodontic work is not one-size-fits-all. We begin with a thorough evaluation of your teeth. This will include the use of medical imagery to get a clear picture of any issues that need to be addressed. From that point on, we will draw on a wealth of knowledge and experience to share treatment options. Various types of braces and clear aligners are alternatives that can open the door to a beautiful smile. We will also focus on the alignment of your jaw, making sure that everything falls into place over time. It's a gradual process and you'll have to be patient. When done properly, you will have so many more reasons to smile. So make the right choice. A good place to start is Rendon Orthodontics, where your smile will be a top priority from day one.

The Types of Malocclusions in the Mouth

February 12th, 2018

It is a common problem where people’s jaws or teeth do not fit together as they should. When this problem arises, orthodontic treatment might be required to help correct the issue. However, if the problem is left untreated, these issues, which are commonly called malocclusions, might cause difficulties with speech, an increase for injury to the teeth or jaws, and even premature wear of the teeth and the protective enamel on the teeth. Your Frisco and Allen Texas Orthodontists look into several common malocclusions that they see on a regular basis.

Crossbite

A crossbite is a malocclusion when the upper teeth sit just inside the lower teeth. This causes stratification of the lower teeth, and it can also misalign the jaws. When trying to close the mouth, a patient with this malocclusion must move their lower jaw to the side or forward just slightly to close properly. This often brings about a facial asymmetry or improper use of the patient’s lower jaws.

Openbite

It can be difficult to chew with this malocclusion since openbite results in the failure to overlap the teeth on the upper and lower jaws. An openbite causes several unwanted habits as well as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Early intervention and evaluation are ideal for correcting this issue.

Overbite

When the front teeth on the upper jaw extend too far forward over the lower teeth, it might cause the lower teeth in the front to bite into the roof of your mouth. This malocclusion is called an overbite. People with an overbite might be said to have a gummy smile with excessive wear of the incisors and protruding lips.

Underbite

One of the most common malocclusions in a patient is the underbite. This bite is characterized by the position of the lower jaw, which extends too far out. In turn, it causes the lower teeth in the front to sit just in front of the front teeth on the upper jaw.

Crowding

When the teeth in the mouth have little to no room to extend from the gums, it is known as crowding. Crowding is one of the main reasons for braces, and it has even been linked to various periodontal issues as well as dental decay because of difficulty in cleaning the teeth due to overlapping surfaces.

Spacing

Spacing is a common issue where the teeth are not touching. Often this is caused by a missing tooth or cosmetic issues. It is also the opposite of crowing, where there is excessive room in the jaws for the size of the teeth. Spacing can be fixed with braces as well, depending on the size of the spaces between the teeth.

Protrusion of the Upper Front Teeth

This bite issue is characterized by the extension of the upper teeth too far forward or by the failure to extend far enough forward by the lower teeth. The function and appearance of the teeth are impacted by this dental issue.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

A negative impact on jaw function is dental midlines that are not matched. This is evident when the back bite of both the upper and lower jaw doesn’t match or fit together in the right way. This can cause several negative issues for the patient like negative jaw function of the function of dental habits overall.

Conclusion

While there are several different types of malocclusions or jaw bites out there, at Rendon Orthodontics, we can thoroughly evaluate your teeth and provide the proper care to help improve the look of your smile and the function of your jaws and teeth. Not only will you feel more confident, but you can better take care of your smile with the right care.

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Make 2018 the Year You Achieve Your Dream Smile

January 2nd, 2018

Frisco Orthodontists Specializing in Invisalign

Everyone wants the best smile possible. For those with misaligned, crooked, overcrowded or gapped teeth, make a New Year's resolution to finally get that wonderful smile you've always wanted with Invisalign.

Though experts like to remind us that most New Year's resolutions -– such as eating healthier or exercising more -– usually don't amount to lasting lifestyle changes, achieving better teeth and a truly shining and beautiful smile is one New Year's resolution at least that is straightforward and easy to keep. All you need is the desire for a better, more confident and joyful you. Simply contact Rendon Orthodontics for an Invisalign consultation.

Truth be told, you may have considered Invisalign before, but could never quite take that necessary leap of faith to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Perhaps you're concerned about the price or are embarrassed to think of friends and colleagues viewing the aligners. These concerns unfortunately leave many people on the fence indefinitely, when taking action now could truly and greatly benefit you with straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile.

Realize your long-held dream of a perfect smile through Invisalign. Decisively come off that fence and make 2018 the positive turning point in your life it could truly be. Here are a few of the ways realizing such an attainable dream could improve your life.

  • Feel freer to express yourself with your mega-watt smile and more -- and more joyous -- laughter.
  • The boost to your personal confidence and self-esteem will be infectious. You'll finally feel good about being in photos and you'll want to smile and laugh more often. People are naturally drawn to confident and joyful people, so expect as well to attract people with positive energy and good vibes into your orbit. You can expect to have an improved social life as well.
  • Better oral health, including fresher breath.
  • Misaligned teeth make it harder to thoroughly clean your gums and teeth with flossing and brushing. This can lead to a variety of oral ailments, not least of which is more potential for bad breath. As is well established, poor oral health can negatively affect your whole-body health. And it's easy to remove Invisalign for brushing and flossing during the alignment process. The benefits of Invisalign include better health for your gums, teeth and whole body, as well as fresher breath.
  • Fewer bite issues, which if left uncorrected can lead to jaw-pain.

The benefits to your life provided by Invisalign extend to more than just beautiful teeth. When you consult the Frisco Orthodontists at Rendon Orthodontics, your doctor will also evaluate your bite and the alignment of your jaw. Invisalign can help correct any imperfections here and further improve your quality of life.

Why select Invisalign? For the quality of life improvements provided by this comfortable, easy and best-in-class teeth alignment solution.

Invisalign should definitely be on your New Year's resolution list, for all of the above reasons and more. This treatment option is comfortable and nearly invisible. You won't at all be embarrassed in front of friends and co-workers as you would be with uncomfortable and ugly metal braces. Further rounding out the many benefits, your orthodontist will plan out with you the entire treatment process so you will know what to expect as you gradually move onto each set of aligners. And they are easily and discreetly removable for eating and drinking.

Attain your dream smile in 2018.

Your smile is one of your best assets and it is a huge part of first impressions. Attain more confidence and more joie de vivre by scheduling an Invisalign consultation with Rendon Orthodontics in Frisco and Allen, TX today.