Monthly Archives: April 2014

Invisalign® Q&A

It’s estimated that up to four million people at any one time are wearing braces in the United States and Canada. But Dr. Allen and our team at Allen Orthodontics know that braces have come a long way from the early days of orthodontics, so much so that these days, options are available that are… Read more »

Is Invisalign Teen® right for my child?

Straightening your teeth with traditional braces used to be something of a public affair. While traditional teeth-straightening methods yielded high-quality results, it was also essentially impossible to wear them undetected as you went about your day. The visibility of braces could be especially troubling to teens in the high-stress environment of high school and even… Read more »

Earth Day

The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970, and a surprising 20 million people participated on that day. Ultimately, it became the largest organized… Read more »

Enter our Spring Contest at Allen Orthodontics!

As you probably know, the team here at Allen Orthodontics loves to make you smile. We work hard to make your grin the greatest it can be! So for spring, we want to know “what makes you smile?” When you stop by the office next, tell us what makes your mega-watt smile light up, take… Read more »

What’s the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. One important difference is that all orthodontists like… Read more »

April is National Facial Protection Month

The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have combined forces to sponsor this annual campaign, which aims… Read more »