Is Invisalign right for my child?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method that uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays to straighten teeth. They are practically invisible to the naked eye and a popular option for individuals seeking more discrete treatment methods. Invisalign is often marketed toward adults who are not interested in having traditional metal braces. As a parent, however, you may be curious about whether or not Invisalign is appropriate for a child.  Unlike traditional metal orthodontic appliances, being successfully treated with aligners will take a take a lot more active participation on the part of the wearer. Trays will need to be
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Benefits of Orthodontics

  Everyone wants straight teeth and a nice smile and Papasikos Orthodontics can help you achieve this. Orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, has greater benefits than just straight teeth.  There are many oral health benefits! Cavities and Gum Disease Crooked or crowded teeth may overlap each other and create tight spaces in between. These can make it very difficult to brush and floss effectively, allowing bacteria and plaque to build up, and eventually leading to tooth decay and gum disease. With orthodontic treatment, your teeth will become properly aligned and spaced, which allows for more effective brushing. Speech Impairment 
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Why You Should Choose 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, Dr. Papasikos went on for another two plus years of education just in orthodontics. Only after this formal education can one be called an orthodontist. Only orthodontists are accepted for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Selecting a member of the AAO for orthodontic care is the public’s assurance that they are selecting an orthodontist. Dr. Papasikos is dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work in union so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and
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Children’s Dental Health Month

February is national Children’s Dental Health month and we want all of our friends and family to love their smiles and have healthy teeth! The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist by the age of 7 years for an overall evaluation. Come in and see us for a complimentary consultation today. It’s never too early or too late to get started. While your child’s teeth might appear to be straight, there may actually be a problem that needs to be evaluated by an orthodontist. If you recognize any of the following issues with your child, please schedule a
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The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later than Age 7

Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Why? Orthodontist can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but
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People With Straight Teeth Are Perceived as More Successful, Smarter and Having More Dates

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From hair and skin to clothes and shoes, one’s appearance is a constant trigger of snap judgments. Whether interviewing for a job or just looking to make a good first impression, a recent perception study conducted by Kelton for Invisalign, proves that even the alignment of teeth is a catalyst for assumptions regarding success, popularity, intelligence, and general health. “Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance,” said Dr. Michelle Callahan, renowned TV host, relationship expert, coach, and development psychologist. “The results of this Smile Survey prove what I’ve always
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