1. The History of Orthodontia and Where We Are Now

    The History of Healthy, Straight Teeth Humanity has always viewed straight teeth as aesthetically pleasing. Even before we knew anything about our own teeth, we understood that teeth looked better straight and healthy. Orthodontia may seem like a recent practice and study, but in fact, this form of medicine and cosmetic procedure has been around since ancient times. In this blog, we will discuss h…Read More

  2. Get Your Braces with Brad Edgren DDS

    Braces: A Rite of Passage? In America, braces are a very popular technology. The use of teeth straightening devices are widely used by not just teenagers, but adults as well. Though having braces isn’t a “do or die” situation, they are important. For one, braces help with not only teeth alignment, but jaw alignment as well. If you suffer from any jaw pain, orthodontia has tools to help and o…Read More

  3. What Causes TMJ Part 1

    What Causes TMJ TMJ stands for ‘temporomandibular joint’ but is also sometimes called “locked jaw.” This phenomenon occurs when there is a problem with the muscular and joint functions of your jaw. TMJ issues are located in the muscles and bones at the lower jaw bone. When you suffer from TMJ, you could experience a range of pain and loud clicking sounds. These sounds are related to the st…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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