How to Select an Orthodontist

When it comes to you or your child’s smile and bite, you have one opportunity to get it right.  You have choices when it comes to orthodontic offices and the challenge to select the right one may seem daunting.  Making the right decision can be greatly enhanced by understanding and utilizing the following criteria in your selection process. Talk to... 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 »

What? Non-Essential?

Starting an orthodontic practice 31 years ago as a fresh dental school graduate, to say the least, was scary. Over the years, as with any business, there were challenges. But nothing could prepare me for what happened in March 2020! One of the first realities I had to face was being considered “non-essential”! Talk about a blow to the ego!... read more »

Happy 7th Birthday

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first visit to the orthodontist at age 7.  Don’t worry!  Most 7-year-olds don’t require orthodontic intervention. In fact, Dr. Gulland is very conservative in his approach and would prefer to initiate treatment when all the permanent teeth have erupted (usually around age 12). But there is a “shortlist” of problems that are best... read more »

Happy 6th Birthday!

Wow, it is hard to believe how fast 6 years can go! In the blink of an eye, your helpless little bundle of joy has grown into a little child ready to take on the world! This year Kindergarten is most likely on the horizon which will open the opportunity for your little one to learn and experience so many... read more »

Happy 2nd Birthday!

The “Terrific Two’s”!  It’s all about perspective, right?  This is a hectic, yet exciting time in the life of your toddler. So much to see, learn and explore. So many changes. It can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time! Last birthday your toddler may have had one or two pearly whites!  Now when you look in their... read more »

The Right Age for a First Visit

Your child has had lots of “firsts”. First tooth, first steps, first words, first day of school. Now it is time for another first. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first visit to the orthodontist at age 7. Why age 7? At this age, the first set of permanent molars (the 6-year-old molars) have erupted. Most children have lost... read more »