Want to improve your smile? The clear answer: See an Orthodontist

For more information, contact:

Dr Todd Connell Orthodontic Studios, 414-764-5000 Oak Creek & 262-786-7886 Brookfield




(Milwaukee, Wi) We are bombarded by advertising that promises a gorgeous smile, making it difficult for conscientious healthcare consumers to know where to turn. Here are a few pointers from city orthodontist Firstname Lastname, (degree[s]), to help guide adults in a quest for a healthy, beautiful smile who are asking: Do I need braces? Maybe a retainer? Can I use clear aligners?

That healthy, beautiful smile begins with properly aligned teeth and jaws, so a visit to the orthodontist is in order. Orthodontists are specialists. “Specialist” has a dual meaning, referring to an individual’s education and their scope of practice. Orthodontists first graduate from dental school, and then go on for an additional two-to-three years of education, studying orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. After graduation, orthodontists focus their practices exclusively on orthodontic care. Their additional education and clinical experience sets orthodontists apart from general dental practitioners, who diagnose, treat and manage overall oral health care needs.

Much like you trust your skin to a dermatologist, your heart to a cardiologist and your knees to an orthopedist, your healthy, beautiful smile is best treated by an orthodontist. The choice of where to seek orthodontic treatment can have an impact on the outcome.

Orthodontic care is for patients of all ages these days; about one in four patients are adults. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), from 2014 to 2016 the number of adult patients treated by AAO members in the U.S. and Canada increased 16 percent to a record high of 1,690,000 patients ages 18 and older.  Advances in techniques and technologies have delivered more options than ever for achieving a healthy, attractive smile and, for many patients, treatment times have become shorter.

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and no one is “too old” for treatment. Today people in their fifties, sixties and beyond are orthodontic patients. A healthy, beautiful smile truly can be yours.

For more information, visit Dr. Todd Connell Orthodontic Studio's website at http://www.drtoddsmiles.com or call 414-764-5000 Oak Creek & 262-786-7886 Brookfield

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Dr. Connell is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), which has 19,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws (bad bites). They receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO. Visit the AAO at www.aaoinfo.org.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

You use your teeth to bite, chew and talk countless times throughout your day. Unless something is bothersome, you probably don’t give your grill a second thought. So, with our compliments, gnaw on this enlightening list of ten things you didn’t know about your teeth – but guess what – your American Association of Orthodontists member orthodontist did!

1. A tooth can come into the mouth with a cavity.   2. A cavity is one of the few things the body cannot heal. It just gets larger with time, unless a dentist removes the decay and places a filling.   3. A tooth can grow in upside down, sideways or backwards.   4. Baby teeth hold space for the permanent teeth that follow – it’s important to hang onto them until they’re ready to come out on their own.   5. While we’re on the subject of baby teeth, they’re also called “deciduous” teeth – from the Latin word “decidere,” which means to fall off or be shed (like leaves from a deciduous tree).   6. Teeth by the numbers: we get two sets of teeth – 20 baby teeth and 32 (usually) permanent teeth – unless you get extra teeth (supernumerary teeth), or some teeth never develop (congenitally missing teeth). Thank your genes for extra or missing teeth.   7. Research suggests that some sweet flavors in e-cigarette liquids may increase the risk of getting cavities. (As if nicotine addiction wasn’t enough already.)   8. Back teeth are called “molars.” They are used for grinding food when you chew.   9. Diet soda and sports drinks can be just as tough on teeth as regular soda. Both contain acid. Acid attacks the enamel surface of your teeth and can lead to cavities. Some bottled waters and flavored bubbly waters can be acidic enough to cause cavities too!   10. The part of the tooth you see, the crown, is only about a quarter to a third of the entire tooth. The rest of the tooth is under the gums. Now that you have mastered these tidbits about teeth, you can amaze your friends and family with your trivial knowledge. But your teeth are anything but trivial. Healthy teeth and gums are critical contributors to your overall good health. AAO orthodontists are ready to help you align your teeth and jaws for a healthy and beautiful smile. Visit an AAO orthodontist. When you choose an AAO orthodontist for orthodontic treatment, you can be assured that you have selected a highly skilled specialist. Orthodontists are experts in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics who possesses the skills and experience to give you your best smile. Locate AAO orthodontists through Find an Orthodontist at aaoinfo.org.

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Ceramic Braces or Metal Braces?

Ceramic braces stay on your teeth as well as metal braces and are resistant against breaking and chipping.

What is nice about Ceramic braces is that they won't be noticed very easily unless the wearer calls your attention to them.  They are also blended  with teeth matching colors to make them blend in and make them almost invisible.  Ceramic braces can also be less irritating for your gums compared to the feeling of metal against your teeth. MaintenanceOrthodontist, ortodontics, It is best to brush twice a day if you are using ceramic braces.  Brushing immediately after meals well help keep the ligatures from developing stains. Certain circumstances may call for metal braces instead of ceramic braces due to how extensive your teeth correction is. Dr Connell will be able to advise you on your options and are available at our Brookfield and Oak Creek Locations. http://www.drtoddsmiles.com/contact-us/

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Invisalign providers for Brookfield and Oak Creek

With Invisalign clear braces, you can have the straighter smile you desire with less hassle, less time, and less embarrassment.

Invisalign clear braces are a series of plastic aligners custom-designed to gradually and discretely shift your teeth into alignment.

What Invisalign Braces Can Do For You

Invisalign, Brookfield, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Dental Braces, BracesInvisalign invisible braces are a more inconspicuous teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces.  Through a simple treatment process, patients generally walk away with a straight smile in less than a year.  Invisalign is a series of clear overlay templates, called aligners, which have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is usually available only to more mature patients who are willing to comply with the necessary 23-hour-a-day wear time. Invisalign aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Connell plans for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

 Invisalign invisible braces can solve several common alignment issues, thereby preventing further tooth damage and promoting better oral health.

Why would I want Invisalign?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

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