The Benefits of Wearing Braces as a Child Versus an Adult

Braces worn at any age takes up to two years to straighten on average. Designed to fit your mouth, they are customized to your mouth to place your teeth correctly. During your time in braces, many appointments and adjustments will need to take place. It’s not always comfortable, but it can prevent many issues down the road! Many people feel... read more »

First Orthodontic Visit – When is the Best Time?

Dr. Arjun Patel, Quest Orthodontics There is much more to taking care of your children's teeth than teaching them how to brush, and taking them to the dentist to fix the occasional cavity. Most parents realize that getting their children to begin flossing, as well as getting their teeth professionally cleaned, are also key elements of modern oral hygiene, but... read more »

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one’s smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints. When Your... read more »

Exploring the Best Tools to Use at Home to Clean Your Teeth in Braces

Straightening your teeth for a healthy, properly aligned and beautiful smile takes time and effort and is worth every second! So is taking good care of your teeth along the way so that when the braces come off, your teeth are as healthy as they were when you began! This means stepping up your oral hygiene game as you brush... read more »

Virtual Consults are Reality at Quest Orthodontics!

By Dr. Arjun Patel Have you been wondering about orthodontics? Putting off that first consultation? No time to research, no time to even call and book the appointment? Well, guess what? At Quest Orthodontics we’ve gone virtual! That means even with the stay-at-home orders we can still offer you a complimentary consultation. We’re using the latest in telehealth technology to... read more »

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with an Orthodontist

By Dr. Arjun Patel It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a front-runner. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally for better oral health and minimize office visits. The choice is clear! However, you might... read more »

Wearing Braces Can Help Relieve Jaw Pain From a Misaligned Bite

Braces provide orthodontists the tool to help fix teeth and jaw alignment. These can occur due to a bad bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite, or just crowding in the mouth). Abnormal bite patterns may become noticeable in children when they are anywhere from six to 12 years old, and for them, orthodontic treatment can be done from age eight to 14... read more »

Wearing Braces? What You Can Look Forward to During Your Routine Adjustments

Congratulations on deciding to wear braces this year! You can expect to wear your braces anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your growth, how complex the problem is, and of course, how well you care for your braces with your daily oral hygiene routine. Your Specific Treatment Plan Modern methods of straightening the teeth make wearing braces easier than ever.... read more »