Category: Braces

When is the right time for my child to see an orthodontist?

Every parent asks: at what age should my child see an orthodontist? Chicago Orthodontics’ very own Amy Dustoor, orthodontist and mother, shares her recommendation: Seven years old is the magic age that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children see an orthodontist for an evaluation. Why seven? At age seven, your child will […]

candy and braces…the hard facts

Ok, I admit it. I love sweets. Who doesn’t? But, you don’t have to be a dentist to know sugar is bad for your teeth. Do braces mean you can NEVER have any of those delicious sugary treats? Of course not! As long as you are smart about what you eat and diligent about taking […]

Braces don’t hurt…no, really!

We all want a smile we can love, but fears can sometimes stand in the way of us getting there. One of those fears is one we often don’t want to own up to: Will all of this orthodontic work hurt? We have good news: No! Those born in the ‘80s or before probably remember […]