1. DIY Orthodontics

    A Big No-No! The internet is filled with do-it-yourself (DIY) fixes from home and smartphone repairs to healthcare. Home repairs such as fixing a leaky faucet can be straight forward and simple to perform without serious consequences. Other home repairs are more complicated and require professional help. Remember the DIY smartphone hack for the iPhone 7’s, that don’t have a headphone jack, rec…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Best of Greeley Article Goes Viral Around the World!

    Nothing Scary About This... An article I wrote on “special” brackets from the December 2016 BOG has literally gone viral with renowned and respected orthodontists all over the world during the past couple of weeks. The article has reached countries as far away as Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Algeria, Portugal, Ecuador, Lithuania, Libya, Venezuela, Vietnam, France, and South East Asia to name…Read More

  4. 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

  5. Many athletes don’t fully appreciate the importance of mouthguards as part of their sports kit.

    Fall Fix Ups: Getting Your Dental Protection Ready for Sports Fall is rapidly coming upon us and so is football season. Football season is a good reminder of the importance of mouthguards and protection of your teeth during organized athletics. Mouthguards serve as shock absorbers, absorbing blows to the mouth that might otherwise result in broken, or worse yet, loss of teeth, lacerated lips, chee…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Back to School!

    Make sure you have your child scheduled for their six-month checkup... Everyone is shopping for school supplies, new clothes and getting sports physicals for the upcoming school year. However, it's just as important to remember your child’s dental needs at this time of year as well. Because it is a busy time of year, dental care often becomes overlooked, passed over and therefore forgotten. Make…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. What is Periodontitis…???

    A healthy mouth helps to make the rest of the body healthy. Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the gingival tissues (gums), the supporting alveolar bone (the bone that houses the dentition) and the ligaments that support the teeth. Periodontitis is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and not tooth decay (cavities) as in children, teenagers and young adults. The l…Read More

  10. 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