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Safeguard Your Smile

April 1st 2024
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsApril isn't just about showers bringing May flowers; it's also a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding our smiles. National Facial Protection Month serves as a reminder of the significance of protecting our faces during sports and recreational activities. Sports and recreational activities bring joy, camaraderie, and numerous health benefits. However, they also pose risks, particularly to our faces. According to the American Dental Association,...  [Read full blog post]

A Crucial Habit for Brace Wearers

October 9th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsMaintaining good oral hygiene is essential for everyone, but for individuals wearing braces, it becomes even more critical. Braces create additional spaces for food particles and plaque to accumulate, increasing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. One often-overlooked aspect of oral hygiene, especially for those with braces, is the regular replacement of toothbrushes. Why Changing Your Toothbrush Matters Over time, toothbrushes accumulate...  [Read full blog post]

Preparing Your Teen for Orthodontic Treatment

September 27th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment can be a significant milestone in a teenager's life. While it's a step towards a healthier and more confident smile, it can also bring about apprehension and uncertainty. As a parent, your role in preparing your teen for orthodontic treatment is crucial. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate this journey smoothly. 1. Start with Education - Before diving into the treatment process, educate your teen about why orthodontic treatment is...  [Read full blog post]

Improved Dental Health Through Adult Orthodontic Treatment

September 6th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is often associated with adolescence, but the truth is, it's never too late to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in adult orthodontic treatment, driven by advancements in technology, increased awareness of dental health, and a growing emphasis on aesthetics. One of the primary benefits of adult orthodontic treatment is improved oral health. Misaligned teeth, overcrowding, and malocclusions...  [Read full blog post]

Making Invisalign Treatment Affordable

August 23rd 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsInvisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces. However, one common concern among potential patients is the cost of Invisalign treatment. While it's true that Invisalign can be more expensive than traditional braces, it's essential to understand the factors that contribute to the cost and the value that Invisalign provides. Several factors influence the cost of Invisalign...  [Read full blog post]

Preparing for Orthodontic Treatment

August 8th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsEmbarking on the journey to a straighter and healthier smile through orthodontic treatment is an exciting endeavor. Whether you're about to get braces or aligners, proper preparation can make the process smoother and more comfortable. Before diving into orthodontic treatment, take the time to understand the process and what to expect. Research different types of braces or aligners, familiarize yourself with common orthodontic terminologies, and explore potential...  [Read full blog post]

Braces Care

July 31st 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsA dazzling smile is an asset that transcends time, and for those undergoing braces treatment, maintaining oral health becomes even more paramount. One often overlooked, yet crucial aspect, is the regular replacement of your toothbrush. This seemingly mundane practice holds the key to preserving the integrity of your braces as well as the overall health of your teeth and gums. Braces introduce a new set of challenges to oral hygiene. The intricate network of wires and...  [Read full blog post]

Orthodontic Dental Wax

July 11th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment can bring about amazing transformations in your smile, but it often comes with an adjustment period where your mouth adapts to the presence of braces or other appliances. Discomfort and irritation are not uncommon during this phase, and that's where orthodontic dental wax becomes a valuable ally. Orthodontic dental wax is a soft, pliable material that provides a protective barrier between braces, wires, and the soft tissues of the mouth....  [Read full blog post]

Gum Disease Prevention

June 29th 2023
Quest Johnson Orthodontics A radiant smile is often associated with straight, well-aligned teeth. However, the benefits of orthodontics extend beyond cosmetic appeal. Proper teeth alignment plays a crucial role in preventing oral health issues, particularly gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can range from mild inflammation to severe damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Gum disease is a common oral health concern characterized...  [Read full blog post]

A Strategic Approach to Beautiful Smiles

June 14th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is not a one-size-fits-all journey. For certain cases, especially in children with developing dentition, a specialized approach known as Two-Phase Orthodontics emerges as a strategic and effective method. This treatment protocol recognizes the importance of addressing orthodontic concerns in two distinct phases, optimizing outcomes for a lifetime of confident smiles. The first phase of Two-Phase Orthodontics typically begins around the ages of 7...  [Read full blog post]

Sleep Apnea and the Role of Orthodontics in Restful Nights

May 25th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsSleep apnea, a common yet often undiagnosed sleep disorder, can significantly impact one's quality of life. Characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, sleep apnea can lead to fatigue, irritability, and even serious health complications. In the quest for effective treatment, orthodontics has emerged as a valuable ally. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat relax excessively, causing an obstruction in the airway. This obstruction can...  [Read full blog post]

Invisalign First: A Revolutionary Approach to Pediatric Orthodontics

May 2nd 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsIn the realm of orthodontics, innovations are continually reshaping the landscape of traditional braces. One such groundbreaking development is Invisalign First. Say goodbye to the days of clunky metal braces and welcome the discreet, comfortable, and effective solution that is Invisalign First. Invisalign First is a specially crafted orthodontic treatment aimed at children who have a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth. Tailored for young patients, typically...  [Read full blog post]

Achieving a Confident Smile with Clear Braces

April 26th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsFor many years, traditional metal braces were the go-to solution for correcting dental misalignments. While effective, metal braces came with their own set of drawbacks, such as aesthetic concerns. Enter clear braces…a modern orthodontic innovation that combines the effectiveness of traditional braces with the aesthetic appeal of invisible brackets. Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces, are a revolutionary advancement in orthodontic treatment. Like...  [Read full blog post]

Getting the Most Out of Your Orthodontic Treatment

April 7th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsEmbarking on orthodontic treatment is a significant investment in your oral health and the beauty of your smile. Whether you're considering braces, aligners, or other orthodontic options, it's essential to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment. By adopting a proactive approach and following certain guidelines, you can ensure that your orthodontic journey is as successful and efficient as possible. Follow Treatment Instructions Diligently - To optimize the...  [Read full blog post]

What is the Ideal Bite?

March 28th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsA beautiful smile is a reflection of not only well-aligned teeth but also a harmonious bite. Achieving the ideal bite and smile goes beyond aesthetics; it plays a vital role in oral health, function, and overall well-being. The ideal bite and smile are synonymous with dental harmony, where the upper and lower teeth align properly and fit together harmoniously. Dental harmony ensures that the forces of chewing and biting are distributed evenly across the teeth,...  [Read full blog post]

Transforming Smiles with Invisible Braces

March 10th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsA confident smile can light up a room, but many individuals shy away from orthodontic treatment due to the visibility and discomfort associated with traditional braces. However, advancements in orthodontic technology have paved the way for a discreet and comfortable teeth-straightening solution…Invisalign. Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment by offering a nearly invisible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]

5 Things You Didn't Know About Your Teeth

February 21st 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOur teeth are not only essential for chewing and smiling; they play a significant role in our overall health and well-being. While we may think we know everything about our pearly whites, there are surprising facts and hidden secrets that can shed new light on dental care. Below are five intriguing things you didn't know about your teeth. Understanding these lesser-known facts can help you prioritize oral hygiene and maintain a radiant smile for years to come. Teeth...  [Read full blog post]

Helpful Tips for New Orthodontic Patients

February 6th 2023
Quest Johnson Orthodontics As a new patient at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we know that you may not be excited about wearing your braces, but we also know that when all is said and done, you will be thrilled with the results of your new smile. Adjusting to something new can be a little confusing and overwhelming. Fortunately, braces are pretty low maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to make your orthodontic experience more effective and comfortable. Know What to Expect -...  [Read full blog post]

The Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

January 25th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsOrthodontic treatment is often associated with adolescents, but did you know that adults can also benefit greatly from orthodontics? Adult orthodontics has become increasingly popular as more individuals recognize the positive impact it can have on their oral health, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Adult orthodontics goes beyond cosmetic enhancements. Misaligned teeth and improper bites can lead to various oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease,...  [Read full blog post]

2 Minutes 2 Times A Day

January 9th 2023
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsDid you know that dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease? More than 16 million children in the United States suffer from untreated decay. Your mouth is the gateway to your overall health, and an unhealthy mouth can be linked to diabetes and heart disease. Together with the American Dental Association (ADA), Quest Johnson Orthodontics recommends that kids, as well as adults, brush their teeth in a soft, circular motion for two minutes, twice a day,...  [Read full blog post]

Preparing Your Teen for Braces

December 20th 2022
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsAt Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we understand and respect the feelings teens have about braces. Our team members can relate to the concerns about how braces can affect our appearance, interfere with eating our favorite foods, or restrict the playing of sports or other activities. One of the best ways to help your teen get used to the idea of braces is to clearly explain the benefits of orthodontic treatment. When teeth are straight, they are easier to clean, which...  [Read full blog post]

Give Yourself a BraceLift

December 7th 2022
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsAs we grow older, many of us turn to expensive and invasive cosmetic treatments in an effort to retain a youthful appearance. Despite all of the gimmicks out there, studies show that your smile can do more to make you look younger than anything else! “Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look,” says Edmond Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative dentistry at UCLA's School of...  [Read full blog post]

Dental Wax Facts

November 28th 2022
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsWhen you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal, and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! Discomfort and soreness is normal especially after receiving orthodontic treatment of any kind. Overall, you may feel uncomfortable the first few days with braces. That is where dental wax comes in. What is Dental Wax? Dental wax is a soft, harmless gum protector for children and adults...  [Read full blog post]

Preparing Your Child for Their First Visit

November 8th 2022
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsThe American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first check-up with an orthodontist no later than age 7. By that age, a child will have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, and the orthodontist will be able to recognize orthodontic problems…even in their earliest stages. The first time your child is seen at our office, they will get to meet Dr. Quest, Dr. Johnson and a few of our team members. After your arrival, you and your child will...  [Read full blog post]

Why Braces

October 25th 2022
Quest Johnson OrthodonticsThere are many reasons to get braces. One of the most important things is to improve your oral health. Your oral health directly contributes to your overall health. If your mouth isn’t feeling good, chances are that your entire body won’t feel good either. When your teeth are crooked, overlapped, or otherwise misaligned, you place an uneven amount of pressure when you bite down. That leads to pain, and it can cause your teeth to wear down, chip and even break. Not...  [Read full blog post]

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