If you ever sustain damage to your braces and need to call Dr. Overby, we can help you more effectively if you can tell us exactly which piece is in trouble! Here’s a handy diagram and corresponding list of all the parts that make up your braces. Elastic Tie: Tiny rubber band that fits around the bracket to hold the archwire in place. Archwire: The main wire that acts as a track to guide the teeth along. It’s changed periodically throughout treatment, as teeth move to their new positions. Loop […]
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Many parents assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to see Dr. Eric Overby for a consultation, only to discover treatment would have been much easier if started earlier. Did you know the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven? That’s right—seven. Ok, so what’s so great about age seven, you ask? Enough permanent teeth have arrived for Dr. Eric Overby to make a determination about whether any problems are present. The […]
Trust us when we say Dr. Overby and our staff know there are quite a few myths about orthodontics (and orthodontists) floating around these days. But before you buy into those myths, we think you should get the facts! Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists set the record straight (no pun intended) and have provided some information that sheds some light on the myths and facts of orthodontics. We encourage you to check them out today! If you have any questions about orthodontics or your treatment here at […]
Braces aren’t just for pre-adolescents and teenagers anymore! Dr. Eric Overby will tell you that anyone, at any age, can benefit from orthodontic treatment, whether it’s correcting a problem not treated in your younger years, or catching a problem early. To ensure the best overall treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, recommends that children receive an orthodontic consultation as early as age seven. If a problem is evident, taking action early can spare a lot of treatment and expense down the road. If you never received orthodontic treatment […]
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