When is it time to pursue orthodontic work?

If you live in America, chances are you’re well acquainted with our dental culture. It seems like just about EVERYONE in Hollywood has perfect teeth. They spend thousands and thousands of dollars to have what has become a namesake of tinsel town – the Hollywood smile. Of course, there are a few actors that have not gone with the crowd, but their smiles are famous in large part because they are so unique. Will Ferrel comes to mind as an excellent example of bad teeth

While it’s probably good not to get obsessive about your teeth and go to Hollywood levels in pursuit of perfecting your visage, it is never a bad thing to have straighter teeth. There are the obvious cosmetic reasons of course, but there are health reasons as well. An over or underbite can have negative consequences on your long term oral health. Teeth can scrape and grind each other down, even chipping in one go if things are bad enough. Having misaligned teeth can even result from structural and alignment issues in your jaw, something that should be fixed ASAP

So, the question is, when is it appropriate to have dental work done, and who should you go to for this very personal treatment?
It’s never too early

There really is no time that is too early for someone to go seek dental treatment. Concerned parents should make sure that their children get access to the care they need as soon as they can. Of course, if you don’t yet have your adult teeth, then issues with the teeth themselves are usually much less serious as they will simply fall out at some point. The tooth fairy doesn’t seem to mind! However, once a child’s permanent teeth start to come in, it is advisable to go speak with a professional. Even just having a checkup to make sure that they are coming in properly with x rays and other techniques is a good idea.

As far as an actual, ideal age to go see a professional, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child see an orthodontist around the age of 7. Family Braces, an orthodontic practice offering Braces, gives some explanation why. This is right before the child hits their oral growth spurt, so any issues can be detected early on. The orthodontist can work to correct alignment and growth issues as they are happening rather than trying to change things after they have already happened.

In some rare cases it will be best to wait until the teeth have fully come in, but the only way to really know is to speak with a licensed professional that can properly assess the situation.

Who to go to?
Going at the proper time is only half the battle. When you are considering where to go for a dental appointment, the next question is where to go. The two main types of practitioners qualified to treat you are dentists and orthodontists. Specialties like oral surgeons and others are more focused on performing more specific functions.

The difference between a dentist and an orthodontist is a matter of schooling. Orthodontists are dentists that have received an additional 2-3 years of schooling. This training was focused entirely on moving teeth around and correcting oral issues. So, if you are looking for the most qualified type of person to treat your teeth, it would be an orthodontist.

Beyond this, you need to find the sort of professional that will click with you. If you live in a major city in Canada or the US, chances are there are quite a few different professionals all offering their services in your area. Researching with tools like Google Reviews. will help you. Since dental work is something that just about everyone has to have at some pont or another, your friends and family will likely have their own preferences. Speaking with those who opinions you value will help you decide who is the best option for your mouth.

Even if you weren’t taken by your parents for dental work at the prime age, it is never too late to go. YEven if you don’t think you can afford it, you should still speak with professionals and see what your options are. Chances are there is a solution that will work for you, no matter what your situation is. It never hurts to look!

Foam Board Printing

Just Graduated? Consider Foam Board Printing
College graduation season has just passed us by, so it is fresh in the minds of everyone here at Notre Dame. Students from every area of the school with countless different stories and experiences in our community walked across the stage, beaming proudly in front of their families. Of course, there were at least a dozen pictures taken for every student there. Every proud parent, grandparent, and third cousin was there to see their special interest have their big day. Now that all these students are out conquering the world, their families want something to remember the occasion with.
There are a number of different options for capturing a moment like this. The photography companies that attend graduations are happy to provide their different packages. Often these come on nice glossy papers with a good finish. Many have no doubt already bought the rights to these pictures and have them proudly hanging over their mantles. However, there is one option that hardly anyone considers that could provide a much more durable and impressive hanging for graduation pictures – and countless others – at a fraction of the cost.
Foam Board Printing is a way to memorialize graduation that has flown under the radar for years. Not surprisingly, these prints are copied onto a piece of foam board that is specially cut for the project. When purchasing, you can select the ideal thickness of the board. Most companies providing this service even offer the ability to print on both sides of the foam board.
Not only this, but foam boards can be customized by some companies to print into custom shapes. These companies use bleeding edge printers that are extremely accurate working in coordination with advanced cutters that can slice the foam board into the exact shape desired by the customer. No where else can you get a glossy, high quality and durable double-sided print out of yourself walking across the stage at graduation.
To have something like this printed, all you do is select a company that offers foam board printing and upload the image you would like with any specific requests that you have for the project. A simple job on an 18 inch by 24 inch frame can be had for as little as fifteen dollars. Of course, adding extra steps like cutting and shaping adds to the cost, but foam board prints still rarely reach the price of other materials. Many places offer finishing options as well for around a quarter per square inch. This will give your print a nice glossy finish, something very nice to see as it hangs on your wall for years.
Overall, foam board prints are a great option for any individual or even company wanting to memorialize a proud moment from their history. They are one of the most cost-effective solutions and the jobs can be run quickly so you get your hands on the finished product ASAP. Overall, anyone looking at their options for recording a moment like graduation ought to think twice about foam board printing!