When is early orthodontic treatment needed? And why?
Timing is everything – even when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. “Early” treatment, also called “interceptive” treatment, simply means treatment that is performed while some baby teeth are still present. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child’s first check-up with an orthodontist be around age 7. Why age 7? […]
Why do I have to wear a retainer?
And why is it for life?? The day has finally come: The braces are coming off! And then it slips, “This is your retainer, and you have to wear it every night for the rest of your life.” Most of us were teenagers when we had our first experience with orthodontic treatment. At that age, […]
CG Orthodontics: Your community orthodontist
We are your neighbors and we are your friends. At CG Orthodontics, just as important as the treatment, is the caring attitude that is employed by the doctors, staff, and everyone in between. This same attitude is transferred to the surrounding area as we look to provide a community full of beautiful smiles. Whether it’s […]
Fixing a Pokey Orthodontic Wire
If you have an emergency with a protruding wire, there are a variety of ways to take care of this right from the convenience of your own home! Poking wires always occur at the worst times. Usually right before the weekend or just as your about to leave for vacation. With these tips, you can […]
What is Invisalign? And how does it work?
Align Technology first introduced Invisalign to the market in 1999 after recent advances in digital technology enabled the creation of sequential removable aligners to move teeth. Once novel, Invisalign is now a digital orthodontic appliance used to treat millions of patients. Invisalign, however, is not the only company to use this technology. Many companies are […]
Orthodontic Appointments during the COVID-19 Pandemic
As you may have heard, the Department of Health in PA has issued revised guidance, allowing dental offices to resume required procedures with new protocols in place. We are therefore, happy to announce that as of May 18, 2020, we are scheduling certain necessary appointments once again. With our long-awaited re-opening comes new office policies and appointment procedures. Rest […]
How to Apply Orthodontic Wax
Anyone who has ever had braces has experienced the nuisance of a pokey wire. No matter what we as orthodontists do, it is an unfortunate inevitability. There are a few different reasons why this may happen. First, as your teeth begin to straighten, the wire has a tendency to shift. Most times you won’t even […]