Posts Tagged ‘ orthodontics ’

How Invisalign Makes You Healthier

Most people mistakenly assume that orthodontics is strictly cosmetic in nature.  Because Invisalign is the most cosmetic way to straighten teeth, patients often think there is no health benefit.  It is important to understand first that Invisalign is orthodontic treatment, not cosmetic dentistry, and second, that orthodontic treatment leads to a healthier mouth. What is […]

Retainers: What You Need to Know

Straight teeth do not stay straight on their own.  They need help to keep their position.  Retainers do just that.  They retain the position of teeth in their correct place. Why Do I Have to Wear a Retainer? If your teeth have been straightened, you must wear a retainer regularly to keep them straight. If […]

When Should Your Child Stop Using a Pacifier?

Thumb sucking and Pacifiers Parents of our littlest patients frequently ask us about oral habits such as thumb sucking and pacifiers.  These perfectly normal behaviors in an infant can become damaging to an older child’s facial growth and development.  There are many different opinions and treatment options, and this blog will give you a general […]

Caring for Teeth While in Braces

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Best Day Ever The day you get your braces off should be the best day ever. After months, maybe even years, of hiding your metal mouth and constantly digging food out of the brackets and wires, you will feel a newfound sense of freedom and won’t be able to pass a […]

Working Together for Excellent Patient Care

Interdisciplinary Dentistry At Timberlake Dental, not only do we believe that each patient should be treated with excellence; we believe that each individual procedure should be carried out with excellence.  Because our goal is for each patient to receive the best treatment in every aspect of their health care, we cooperate with medical and dental […]

CBCT 3D Imaging

CBCT Advanced Technology Dentistry is a constantly evolving and growing field.  There are advances in technology and technique that allow us to improve the way we take care of our patients.  One of the advances in dentistry that we are proud to offer at Timberlake Dental is three-dimensional imaging via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).  […]

Healthy Start Appliances

What is Healthy StartTM? Healthy StartTM is a new treatment option offered by Dr. Chowning that provides an exciting way to treat sleep-disordered breathing issues in children, address certain orthodontic and growth concerns, and correct bad habits such as thumb-sucking or pacifier use.  The Healthy StartTM system was developed by Dr. Earl Bergersen to meet […]

Invisalign®

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 What is Invisalign®?  Invisalign® is a method of straightening teeth that does not require metal brackets or wires.  It consists of a series of removable clear plastic aligners (or trays) that are custom made for each individual’s teeth.  When a patient decides to straighten their teeth with Invisalign®, Dr. Chowning makes […]