Are you a candidate for Invisalign? – Absolutely Yes!

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Many teens and adults come into our office having been told by another orthodontist that their teeth mis-alignment is too complicated for Invisalign to correct, and that they must do traditional braces.  The following example was one of many very happy patients whose smile we were able to straighten with Invisalign, avoiding the hardships of braces: BEFORE AFTER Invisalign is more than just a product that does all the work.  Invisalign is a tool and technique that Dr. Aggarwal uses to deliver results as good as braces, in the same treatment time as braces, but with a better patient experience … Continued

Braces vs. Invisalign

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In many cases, it’s possible to treat your orthodontic needs through either Invisalign or traditional braces. Here are a few differences and similarities between the two to help inform you before you make a decision.   Similarities 1. Same quality of results. Invisalign is as effective as braces because the common elements are Dr. Aggarwal’s expertise and experience, and you the motivated, cooperative, and enthusiastic patient. 2. Same treatment time: again, because the common elements are Dr. Aggarwal’s expertise and experience, and you the motivated, cooperative, and enthusiastic patient! 3. Same requirement of elastics to fix the bite/fit of the … Continued

Say Hello to AcceleDent Aura

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Take a look at one of the newest dental appliances available!     AcceleDent provides considerable relief during orthodontic treatment. Offering a drastically faster result through the use of bone regeneration technology. The very same technology that has been used for the past ten+ years in the practice of physiotherapy and osteopathic medicine.     Incorporating AcceleDent into your life has never been easier! With only a quick twenty minutes a day you can speed up your orthodontic treatment by up to half the time. Use AcceleDent When Getting ready for the day! Start your morning by switching to your … Continued

Your Five-Step Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay While Wearing Braces

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If you’re wearing braces, then you know they are working hard to straighten your teeth. However, those hard-working braces are also preventing you from easily cleaning your teeth. It is essential that you put some extra attention into preventing tooth decay while wearing your braces. When your braces are finally removed by Dr. Manish Aggarwal, you want a beautiful, white smile, not decayed or stained teeth. Here, we’ve listed the five best ways to ensure you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of once your braces are gone. Use a Special Toothbrush A regular toothbrush just doesn’t cut it when … Continued

Braces-Friendly Recipe: Dinner

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Wearing braces during your treatment at Bronte Family Orthodontist presents some unique challenges in the types of food you can safely eat. The wrong items can be difficult to remove from between your teeth and the appliance. Other foods may even break or loosen your braces. Dinner recipe ideas Lasagna is a great dinner choice because it provides you with several food groups in one easy dish. 1 ½ pounds ground hamburger 1 garlic clove 1 tsp. basil 1 pound diced tomatoes — canned is fine 12 oz. tomato paste 1 package of dry spaghetti sauce mix for seasoning 10 … Continued

The Evolution of Braces

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Did you know that even in ancient times, people wanted to improve the look and function of their smiles? Bronte Family Orthodontist thinks of modern orthodontic appliances as sleek, efficient technology, but this was not always so! Take a look at the highlights in the evolution of braces. Ancient Times: From Greece to Rome According to The Angle Orthodontist, Aristotle and Hippocrates first thought about methods for straightening teeth between 400 and 300 BC. The Etruscans, in what we now know as Italy, buried their dead with appliances that maintained spaces and prevented collapse of their teeth and jaws during … Continued

When is the best age to begin orthodontic treatment?

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Most parents know that routine dental care should begin during their child’s toddler years. And many assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to visit Dr. Manish Aggarwal for an initial orthodontic consultation. The ideal age for an orthodontic evaluation is age seven. At that age, your child will have a mixture of adult and baby teeth for Dr. Manish Aggarwal and our team at Bronte Family Orthodontist to make a determination about whether any problems are present. Typically the first molars have come in by the time your child turns seven, … Continued

Adults and Braces: Not just for kids anymore

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Just hearing the word “braces” can take many of us back to junior high — that painful era when we wore unattractive glasses, endured unflattering haircuts, and carried a mouthful of braces to complete the awkward adolescent look. Despite the common assumption that braces are for kids, more and more adults are choosing to pursue orthodontics to correct their smiles. Braces for Adults Perhaps you never had braces as a kid and you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth. Or you went through a round of braces a decade ago and stopped wearing your retainer, which allowed your teeth to … Continued

Dreaming of a stunning smile without using braces?

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Most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. And if you’ve thought about straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about doing so with traditional orthodontic treatment, Dr. Manish Aggarwal and our team at Bronte Family Orthodontist want you to know there is another option – Invisalign®! Invisalign is an ideal solution for most adults looking for a less noticeable way to achieve a better smile. In fact, Invisalign has increasingly become a very popular choice for adults looking for a more comfortable, convenient and cosmetically-appealing treatment for straightening their teeth. Our team at Bronte Family Orthodontist is proud … Continued

Is adult orthodontic treatment for you?

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Adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment usually fall into one of two camps: those who did not undergo orthodontic treatment as a child or those who had braces at one point but stopped wearing retainers for one reason or another. At Bronte Orthodontics, we are happy to offer a variety of treatment options to straighten our patients’ teeth. Dr. Manish Aggarwal and our team believe you’re never too old to straighten your teeth. And we have many adult patients who are currently undergoing treatment. In fact, did you know that roughly 30 percent of all orthodontic patients these days are … Continued