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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 4th Birthday!

The last year has flown by! Your child is not a toddler any longer. They have grown into a little boy or girl! New interests. New activities. Learning so many things! Continuing to take great care of those baby teeth is still so important. Baby teeth are essential for not only proper chewing and eating, but also for maintaining space... read more »

Happy 1st Birthday!

It has been a year of firsts. First smile. First food. First tooth. First steps and first words. Your little bundle of joy never ceases to amaze you with the changes from day-to-day. Your child’s first tooth probably appeared when they were 6 – 9 months of age. However, don’t be alarmed if your child is toothless on their first... read more »