Going Beyond Your Smile: Why You Should Consider Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever wondered why orthodontic treatment is so important? Aside from the obvious reasons of enhancing your smile, self-esteem and overall well-being, orthodontic treatment is essential because it also plays a big part in the way your mouth moves.

Recently Get Your Braces Tightened? Six Helpful Tips to Ease the Pain

If you visited the orthodontist in the past week to get your braces tightened, you might feel some discomfort around your teeth and gums. Don’t worry, this is normal! Each time you have a check-up, your orthodontist makes adjustments to

Get the Bite Right: Starting Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment Early

Plus, ten signs your child needs orthodontic attention The early years of your child’s life are the most important when it comes to development and health—specifically dental health. From the emergence of the first baby teeth to later stage permanent

Adult Orthodontics: It’s Never Too Late for a Beautiful Smile

If you’re guessing that orthodontic treatment is only for youth—guess again! In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Orthodontists hear a myriad of concerns from their prospective adult patients who

AcceleDent® Reduces Health Risks Associated with Prolonged Orthodontics

The benefits of AcceleDent just keep coming with more orthodontists reporting that they are able to reduce health risks associated with prolonged orthodontics by accelerating patient treatment. Typically doctors have found that lengthy treatment can result in patients having caries,

Famous Quotes About Smiling

A smile is not only a truly beautiful thing, it is a universally recognized symbol of happiness that holds great power. A simple smile can spread joy and happiness and can bring complete strangers together within moments. A simple smile

What Does Your Smile Say About You?

There is a very well-known adage that declares, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If this is true, how many words is a smile worth? Whether you are looking for professional success, social growth, or personal relationships, one of

Best Smiles of the 2014 Academy Awards

For movie fans everywhere, the Oscars ceremony is one of the most exciting times of the year. All of Hollywood’s finest gather to celebrate the past year of cinematic achievements and decide who gets to take home the famous gold

The Magical History of the Tooth Fairy

February 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day. As you’re remembering how magical the tooth fairy was when you were a kid, you might also be wondering where the tooth fairy myth originated in the first place. Ancient History Several centuries

Smiling and Your Heart

Valentine’s Day often brings cards, chocolates, teddy bears, roses and many other thoughtful gifts and gestures to mind; however, the most universal symbol of the holiday is the heart. We all know that heart health is important for everyone, and

Tips for a Photogenic Smile

Personal photos are a very popular source that many persons utilize to archive their most memorable life events. A great photo with family or friends can invoke very pleasant memories, and it is only natural for people want to present

10 Fun Activities to Do While Using AcceleDent

AcceleDent is an easy-to-use device that’s designed and clinically proven to speed up orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent patients are very impressed by how easy it is to use and by how  the device accelerates their treatment considerably. Since AcceleDent is hands-free and prescribed

10 More Fun Facts about Teeth

Teeth are one of the most interesting parts of our bodies! Here are 10 more interesting facts about them. To check out our original list, click here! No two people have the exact same set of teeth, meaning a person’s

OrthoAccel Technologies Showcases New AcceleDent® at 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

OrthoAccel Technologies will proudly showcase AcceleDent® as the leader of accelerated orthodontics at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and World Trade Center. The International CES is the world’s gathering

Oral Care and Its Effects on Your Health

Did you know that the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can directly affect your overall health? Many people do not realize that oral health provides clues about overall health and that mouth, teeth and gum issues can affect

Adults Report Healthy, Beautiful Smiles Can Change Lives

Results of a recent study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists shows that most adults say that they’ve experienced improvements in their interpersonal relationships and careers after they’ve undergone orthodontic treatment. Three-quarters of those surveyed said that they have

National Orthodontic Health Month and Halloween Candy

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and orthodontists and dental professionals around the country strive during this time to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral health. Halloween is a time of year when candy and other snacks

OrthoAccel is Proud to Announce a New U.S. Patent for AcceleDent®

New Patent The OrthoAccel® Technologies Inc. team is very excited to announce a recently issued patent for our AcceleDent technology that helps accelerate orthodontic treatment up to 50 percent. This important patent from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States

National Smile Week Fun Facts

Ten fun facts that will encourage you to show your pearly whites! 1. Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood. Psychologists have found that you can instantly lift your spirits by forcing yourself to smile. 2. Smiling boosts your

10 Fun Facts about Teeth

We all know our teeth are important for eating, talking, and smiling, but most often we overlook how cool teeth can be. Read these ten fun facts to learn how special your teeth are! According to the American Academy of

237 Years of Freedom is a Lot to Smile About

My high school mascot is a Patriot, but well before and even as a child I closely associated myself with patriotism, Americana and things “Made in U.S.A.” As we celebrate Independence Day, my mind wanders 237 years back to the

It’s Never Too Late for a Perfect Smile

In today’s world, adults deal with an infinite amount of choices and decisions, but most agree that a beautiful smile is well worth the time and investment. With new technology, getting the smile you always wanted is entirely within reach;

Celebrities with Braces

Flipping through the pages of a magazine, it’s difficult not to notice the flawless smiles on every page.  It seems as if celebrities were born with perfect teeth; however, you might be surprised that many of these stars have used

Tips for Eating with Braces

I personally have never worn orthodontic braces, but I have had the experience of witnessing family members adapt to a life with braces.  My wife and I are now looking at the prospect of having our son in braces for

A Patient’s Active Role in Orthodontic Treatment

Taking an active role in wearing braces really comes down to one word:  compliance! Let’s start with a dictionary.  Merriam-Webster defines compliance as conformity of behavior toward achieving objectives.  Compliance can mean many things to an orthodontic patient, but let’s

3 Braces Basics

There’s no denying that wearing braces requires a lifestyle adjustment. Every person is different and so every person will adjust in his or her own way, but there are some fundamentals that can assist everyone who opts for braces.  

How Do Braces Work?

Everybody’s heard of Isaac Newton. And while you can associate his work with hard stuff such as calculus (he invented it), his main accomplishments had to do with providing proof for stuff most of us take for granted. For example,

In the Past, How Did People Care for Their Teeth?

There’s a still-famous French play from the 1700s called Candide. In it the character Dr. Pangloss exclaims, “Surely this is the best of all possible worlds.” When it comes to dental hygiene however, it’s certain most of us would agree

Why Do Some People Have Crooked Teeth?

The short answer:  heredity. Just as you inherit other characteristics of your parents (she has her father’s eyes), you inherit genetic instructions that determine physical aspects such as the size and shape of your jaw. Sometimes people with narrow jaws

Fun Facts About Your Teeth

The first teeth were outside the mouth. Paleontologists (people who study fossils) have presented evidence that the first teeth were specialized scales, appearing on shark-like fish around 400 million years ago. These pointy scales were positioned around the lips, where