Monthly Archives: April 2013

How do I know if I need braces?

Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have put together a helpful list that outlines when you should call Dr. Allen to schedule an initial consultation. Here are 12 warning signs indicating it’s time to check in with us: 1. Early or late loss of baby teeth 2. Teeth that meet in an… Read more »

Make Every Day Earth Day

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it… Read more »

What causes crooked teeth?

  There are several reasons why some people‚Äôs teeth grow in crooked, overlapping, or twisted. The most common is hereditary, while other causes include irregularly-shaped teeth or jaws, premature loss of baby teeth, and habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting. It is very important that you schedule an appointment with us so that we… Read more »

Play it Safe this Spring

It’s springtime and it’s again time to remind our patients at Allen Orthodontics to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually. If you are planning… Read more »