Dr. Chelian Orthodontics


What to Know About Adult Orthodontic Treatments

Posted on March 22, 2023

It’s a common misunderstanding that orthodontic treatments are for children and teenagers only. In more recent years, this misunderstanding is being disregarded as more and more adults begin to start orthodontic treatments to get the smile they always wanted. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 27% of U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients are adults…. Read more »

At What Age are Orthodontic Treatments Most Effective?

Posted on March 2, 2023

Orthodontic treatment is an effective way to fix alignment problems and other dental issues at an early age. If you want to help your children take care of their teeth and set them up for success, here’s what you need to know about orthodontics for kids. When Should Children Begin Orthodontic Treatment? There are some… Read more »

What to Expect From Your First Week With Braces

Posted on March 1, 2023

According to healthcare provider Humana, over 4 million Americans wear braces. The average length of time we wear braces is 16 to 18 months. Adults average slightly longer and younger children shorter. The average age that someone wears braces begins at age 11 or 12. As recently as the 1990s, the average age was 14… Read more »

4 Differences Between Adult and Kids Braces

Posted on January 30, 2023

There’s no age limit to braces treatment for adults, and adults may find that they need them for many of the same reasons as children. However, there are some key differences between adult braces and kids braces that should be taken into consideration before undergoing treatment. 1. Cost Differences One major difference is cost. Overall,… Read more »

4 Reasons You Should Focus on Your Smile in 2023

Posted on January 26, 2023

Have you stopped smiling because of your teeth’s appearance? If so, you’re not alone. According to Healthline, out of 15,000 adults who took part in an online Harris Poll, 25% said they avoid smiling because of how their teeth look. If you’re holding back your smile for the world to see, it may be time… Read more »

Is Anybody Too Old to Get Straight Teeth?

Posted on January 5, 2023

Many people are surprised to learn that patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are the majority of orthodontic patients, according to WebMD. Having straight teeth is an attainable goal for most people, regardless of their age. If you are interested in having straight teeth and a beautiful smile, it’s time to find out more… Read more »

What to Expect From Your Child’s First Orthodontic Appointment

Posted on January 4, 2023

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), it’s advisable for children to have their first consultation with an orthodontist before the age of seven. Orthodontics for kids are usually more effective as they are treating issues while the body is still developing. If your youngster still hasn’t had their initial orthodontic consultation, now is… Read more »

5 Signs That You Might Need Braces

Posted on December 7, 2022

Lots of people need braces, from high school students to adults of all ages. According to Humana, more than 1 million adults wear braces. If you’re not sure if you need braces, here are five signs you should look out for. 1. Crossbite A crossbite is when your top teeth don’t line up with your… Read more »

The Importance of Retainers in Your Braces Treatment

Posted on December 6, 2022

Retainers are the follow-up treatment after having braces removed. They can be permanently bonded to your teeth (behind the teeth, of course), or they can be removable dental appliances shaped to match your teeth’s positions. Braces and retainers seem annoying but play an important role in ensuring your newly straightened teeth stay where they are,… Read more »

Why Is Adult Orthodontics on the Rise?

Posted on November 7, 2022

We all want to feel confident when we smile. Unfortunately, 25% of adults surveyed avoid smiling due to how they feel about their teeth, according to a Harris poll. For many of us, having straight teeth is a goal that could change our lives and make us feel secure. Orthodontics can help achieve this goal,… Read more »


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