Questions from the clinic, right here at Cooper Orthodontics: Ever wondered why the internet tells you your teeth can be straight in 6 months or less, but every orthodontist you visit tells you longer? Dr. Cooper gives you the answer on this podcast.
Also, what happens if you don't wear your trays 22+ hours per day? Will anything bad happen?
Ever wondered how many extra teeth you could have? This might be a record - 526 teeth in a 5 year old!
See original article from CNN's website: https://cnn.it/2SW4pFr
This amazing story can inspire us to take note of our children's oral status - we have the resources.
Get the scoop on how to get through the appliance process smoothly plus find out what Dr. Cooper’s appliances were when she went through orthodontics.
Listen to a podcast with a parent and child who went through an appliance at Cooper Orthodontics “here”!
Read the entire blog on how to care for appliances here!
Hailey asked what happened if a patient needs a root canal during an interview and now Dr. Cooper shares the answer with you!
Hamilton RS1, Gutmann JL.. Endodontic-orthodontic relationships: a review of integrated treatment planning challenges. Int Endod J. 1999 Sep;32(5):343-60. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1046/j.1365-2591.1999.00252.x
Jalaluddin M1, Goyal V2, Naqvi ZA3, Gupta B4, Asnani MM5, Sonigra HM5. Assessment of the Effect of Orthodontic Treatment on the Periodontal Health of Endodontically Restored Tooth. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2017 Jul 1;18(7):587-590. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28713113
Steve had metal braces as a teenager, and now has had Invisalign. Listen to him explain the different aspects of his experience.
Best quote from the episode: "I used to floss one or two times before my dental check-up...which is kinda like when you have a messy house and someone says they are coming over and you throw everything in closets real fast. It may look OK, until you open a closet."
This is a double episode!
First, we take a look at how to wear and take care of your clear trays - one of the brands is Invisalign. See link to Cooper Orthodontic’s Guide to Clear Trays.
Then we have a Research for the People Segment. This looks at different toothpastes and what happens to the teeth when they are used. Find out the safest way to brush your teeth!
This is a wrap up of the mini-series. We will go over an update on insurances since Episode 2 was recorded and what the ramifications going forward are. Then some marketplace climate that has kept orthodontic pricing stable for the past few years, and finally because of all this information a new offering Cooper Orthodontics is making for patients to gain more access to care. Are you ready?
Ever wondered what your options were for straightening your dog's teeth? Has your dog had any issues biting properly or a tooth did not erupt in the right place? Dogs have these issues too. See what your options are....
Fox News reported on a tooth in the nasal cavity: https://www.foxnews.com/health/tooth-pulled-from-inside-mans-nose-after-he-complained-of-losing-sense-of-smell
The original article was published here: https://casereports.bmj.com/content/12/2/e226745
Yes - teeth can grown in the wrong direction. Most of the time they stay in the mouth area...but sometimes the tooth grows to the nose.
You know Dr. Cooper wants you to avoid doing unnecessary dentistry, but did you also know there is a great application for veneers? Check out this post from Dr. Ma @EadoFamilyDental:
Ever wondered if there are any reactions to the aligner plastic? Now you can know! We will go over what the adverse reactions are and what to do about it.
Based on the article: Adverse clinical events reported during Invisalign treatment: Analysis of the MAUDE database authored by Veerasathpurush Allareddya, Romesh Nalliahb, Min Kyeong Leec, Sankeerth Rampad, Veerajalandhar Allareddye
When you search google for "straight teeth" - what comes up? One of the results is...snap-on veneers. They come in mail-order variety and from a dentist's office. What are the differences and risks? Listen here for Dr. Cooper's take on it.
Twin Block appliances have been used to reduce the amount upper teeth stick out and are especially popular in the UK. Dr. Cooper guides you through the research and shows you how it can apply to clear aligner or Invisalign treatment that you may be thinking about.
Original Study Information:
Effectiveness of part-time vs full-time wear protocols of Twin-block appliance on dental and skeletal changes: A randomized controlled trial
Jeet Parekh, Kate Counihan, Padhraig S. Fleming, Nikolaos Pandis, Pratik K. SharmaCorrespondence information about the author Pratik K. Sharma
Have you ever wished your doctor would just put up a diagram to explain their pricing so it can be transparent? Hear how orthodontists view their pricing structures. Dr. Cooper will go over what components determine orthodontic pricing over several podcasts. By the end, you will be able to explain an "Everlane of Orthodontics" perspective. This episode dives into what orthodontists use to estimate the price of their cases.
Ever wonder if the marketing you see about dentistry is telling you the truth? Now you can know! Dr. Cooper will talk about marketing in orthodontics, DIY aligners, clear aligners, etc. If you see something and want to know if its the truth...send it in on any social media by DM or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder why some people get braces around first or second grade...then another set later but other people only get them in middle school? There are some very good reasons to get orthodontic treatment early - but only in some cases!