Straight Talk About Braces for Adults

It's never too late to perfect your smile -- just ask the increasing number of adults who are rushing to the orthodontist. Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it's never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they've always dreamed about. Braces have evolved considerably in the last 15 years. Breathe easy, the days of being a true "metal mouth" are over and more lightweight and cosmetically friendly options are out there. Bracing for Braces But why now? Maybe the...

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Why Should You See an Orthodontist?

To have the best and healthiest smile you can have. Get it by relying on orthodontists’ expertise, which comes from their extensive education. After graduating from dental school, orthodontists go on for another two or more years of education just in orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work in union so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and effectively. There’s a bonus. Teeth and jaws that work well tend to look good, too.

To both...

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Early Orthodontics May Mean Less Treatment Later

We'd like to share with you an article with you that was published by Colgate and reviewed by the faculty at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1950s or '60s and you'll see many smiles framed with heavy metal braces. It's a sight that's less common in high schools today. Why the change? Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. Some patients with special problems begin orthodontic treatment at age 7 or younger. "The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening...

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At What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?

Something parents should be aware of is that all children should get a check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. An orthodontist can spot subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth, even while some baby teeth are still present. A check-up can reveal any current needs for treatment, inform parents that treatment should be considered when the child is older, or provide the good news that treatment may not be needed. It's never to early to start kids on the way...

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iPad Contest! Thompson’s Got Talent!

Are you ready for this?  Another iPad Contest!

Thompson's Got Talent

Just like "America's Got Talent" ... but without celebrity judges, striking out or a million dollar grand prize!  Stay with me!  What we DO have to offer is the chance to become famous among the Thompson Orthodontics patient family as well as your Facebook friends AND the chance to win the NEW iPad MINI!!!

Here's how to enter:

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