Monthly Archives: July 2014

Who benefits from Invisalign®?

One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is “almost everyone.” The see-through, almost invisible aligners for straightening teeth are specifically molded to fit each individual’s mouth. Unlike conventional braces, they can be removed when eating and when cleaning the teeth. Because they use… Read more »

Sugar and Your Orthodontic Treatment

One word no one likes to hear is “cavity!” For those patients of ours wearing braces, hearing that word is especially problematic, considering that delaying any dental work may result in delaying treatment time. We often blame candy as the culprit behind tooth decay, but other foods and drinks that kids consume can be just… Read more »

Why is flossing so important when I have braces?

You’ve made an investment on spending money on getting braces, so why not keep your teeth in good health while undergoing orthodontic treatment?  Dr. Allen and our team at Allen Orthodontics will tell you it is just as important to develop a regular hygiene routine while you’re wearing braces as you did before proceeding with… Read more »

Enter our Summer Photo Contest Now!

Did you know that we’re now active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? We’d love to connect with you there, and we have a little incentive for you to do so – a summer photo contest! From now through the end of summer, take a picture of what’s making you smile this summer, and tag your… Read more »

When is the best age to begin orthodontic treatment?

Most parents know that routine dental care should begin during their child’s toddler years. And many assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to visit Dr. Allen for an initial orthodontic consultation. The ideal age for an orthodontic evaluation is age seven. At that age, your child… Read more »

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day from Dr. Allen and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Americans love to celebrate the anniversary of our country’s independence! Today we’re devoting the Allen Orthodontics blog to some fun facts about the Fourth! My,… Read more »