Wearing Braces and Going Back to School

New Teacher. New Friends. New Classroom. It’s that time of year – time for the school bells to ring!  Some kids are heading to school for the first time in braces, while others have sported their “tin grin” in years past. Luckily, taking care of braces outside of the home is easy – it just takes a little planning. Keeping... read more »

Making You #GOsmile This Week

Where did the summer #GO?  Hard to believe it is almost the end of summer and soon those school bells will ring. It has been a busy summer at Gulland Orthodontics. We are thankful for all the new friends we have met and happy for those who started their journey to a fabulous #GOsmile!  Of course, when the braces go... read more »

What About My Wisdom Teeth?

Whether is it before braces or after braces, I am often asked about wisdom teeth.  Wisdom teeth, which are sometimes called “third molars”, usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, that is if they can erupt.  Some people have wisdom teeth that erupt without any problems; however, in many cases, there is not enough room for these teeth... read more »

Why Is an Orthodontist Different?

I am sure you have seen on TV or heard on the radio about “do it yourself” tooth straightening. A few companies have begun to offer a type of aligner treatment that you “do at home”. You submit impressions (taken by yourself) and in turn, you receive a series of plastic aligners (which you insert yourself). During the course of... read more »

Braces and Sports – Can I Still Play?

“Can I still play my favorite sport when I have braces”?  We get asked this question a lot!  At Gulland Orthodontics we feel braces help you play your favorite sport even better! But that is a theory we are still working to prove. Let us know what you think! In reality, you can play any sport while wearing braces. However,... read more »