1. Why is Early Orthodontia Necessary?

    Why Does My Kid Need an Orthodontist? As a parent, this is an understandable question to ask. After all, aren’t braces for teenagers? This is a common misunderstanding, as anyone and at any age, can need an orthodontist. For children, however, orthodontists are needed to help guide their teeth and jaw into place. Though teenagers are typically the ones with braces, younger children can have them…Read More

  2. What is TMJ?

    What is TMJ? Commonly called by its acronym, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) is a serious issue concerning the muscles and joints in the jaw. If you have ever experienced jaw popping or clicking sounds, you may be experiencing TMJ symptoms. However, you will know if you have TMJ when you experience intense pain in your jaw. Unfortunately, jaw pain is one of the main determinants of TMJ. Wha…Read More

  3. 5 Snacks that Get Stuck in Your Braces

    Braces are an amazing invention! Amazing in that they actively work over time to correct and straighten your teeth. No one can deny that there is a difference in the appearance between someone who has had braces and who has not. When you have crooked or broken teeth, your outward appearance immediately looks disheveled and unkempt. When you have sparking, straight teeth, however, you look better! …Read More

  4. 5 Reasons You Need to See an Orthodontist

    With the incoming winter season two things are certain: you will attend many social and familial gatherings and there will be a lot of pictures. Holiday pictures are different than any other pictures because they generally have a greater number of your family in them. Holiday pictures also are different because they are generally photographs that last forever, plastered on every mantle, wall, and …Read More

  5. Tips for Dealing With Pain After Adjusting Your Braces

    Braces work by slowly moving your teeth over a period of time. The brackets and wires put pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct placement. Your orthodontist will adjust the braces periodically in order to keep moving the teeth into the desired position. Dr. Edgren in Greeley does everything possible to make sure patients are comfortable both during and after the adjustment. However,…Read More

  6. Tips for Taking Care of Your Braces

    No one wants to wear braces. We know that. No one ever said, “the years I wore my braces were the best of my life. I just loved my braces.” But there’s no reason that the years you are wearing your braces have to be horrible, painful, or otherwise the worst years of your life. The most important thing you can do to make sure your orthodontic plan goes well is to take care of your braces. If …Read More

  7. Orthodontic Terminology and Definitions Part Two

    When you don’t know what something means, it can sound a lot scarier than it actually is. And, for a lot of patients, orthodontic treatment is a little scary because it is all new and uncharted territory. So, we’re creating this series of articles to help you understand what you’re hearing and what exactly to expect. And, don’t forget, always ask questions. We’re here to help, and that m…Read More

  8. Orthodontic Terminology and Definitions

    If you’re just starting out with braces or another orthodontic treatment, you’re likely to hear a lot of terms thrown around that may not make much sense. Those of us who hear those words all the time tend to forget that not understanding something can often make it seem scarier than it actually is. So, we’ve put together a list of common orthodontic terms and definitions here. If you are in…Read More

  9. Myths about orthodontics and braces

      Always learn the facts. If you’ve been scared away from exploring braces or other orthodontic treatment for yourself or your children because of something you read, or something you heard from a friend, schedule a consultation to see a board-certified orthodontist to make sure you’ve got the facts straight. Now, more than any other time, there is so much information available, it is sometim…Read More

  10. All About TMD

    What the heck is TMD? Well, you may know it as TMJ. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint, which is where your you’ll likely feel the symptoms of TMD. Who Gets TMD? There are a lot of reasons someone might suffer from TMD. Any poorly done, or incomplete orthodontic work could lead to TMD. So, if you or your children have braces or are undergo…Read More