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Orthodontists Name puts braces on patients of all ages in North Royalton OH….

Celebrities Wearing Braces All Over the WorldAdults all over the world are more conscious today about their appearance and your smile is one of the first features people notice. According to an Invisalign survey, 74 % of American women and men believe that an attractive smile is important for getting their dream job, while 84 % fell it is critical for their love lives.

Whether you are a prominent sports figure like San Antonio Spurs player Manu Ginobili, one of the top ten actors in the world like Tom Cruise, or a “diva” like Gwen Stefani…braces are cool at any age.

Invisalign is a great option if you don’t want others to notice you are going through orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. Unfortunately, not every orthodontic problem can be treated with invisible braces. Some orthodontic problems can only be corrected with traditional braces, whether clear ceramic brackets or metal brackets. No matter what your orthodontic problem, Dr. Samuel Papandreas at Papandreas Orthodontics can help you choose your best orthodontic treatment option to create the beautiful smile you deserve.

Leave us a comment and tell us how you feel about wearing braces at any age….

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Papandreas Orthodontics Halloween Candy Buy Back

 

THIS HALLOWEEN HAVE FUN

TRICK-OR-TREATING AND THEN…..

 $ CASH IN YOUR CANDY! $

What: Halloween Candy Buy Back at Papandreas Orthodontics. Participants earn $2.00 for each pound of candy collected (up to 5 lbs.) In addition, $1.00 for each pound will be donated to your school.

Children MUST bring candy in themselves.

When: Tues.Nov. 1st from 4-6, Wed. Nov. 2 from 4-6 and Thurs. Nov. 3 from 3-5

 Where: Papandreas Orthodontics

14200 Ridge Road Suite 101

North Royalton, OH 44133

 

Why: So Kids can REAP rewards from trick-or-treating without damaging their teeth AND help their school at the same time!

Papandreas Orthodontics’ Patients beware: Halloween Treats Can Trick You….

National Orthodontic Health Month

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but can be a “nightmare” for an orthodontic practice if patients are damaging appliances eating the wrong treats.

At Papandreas Orthodontics we love Halloween!! However, we also are proactive educating parents and patients of the potential hazards that can occur if orthodontic patients don’t watch what they eat.

October is National Orthodontic Health Month. Dr. Sam Papandreas supports the American Association of Orthodontics in their efforts to make patients aware of foods they need to avoid, especially with Halloween goodies. Read more

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Papandreas Orthodontics is hosting a “Guess the Nose” Contest!

Come in to the office and take a guess at whose nose belongs to whom?

All of our staff memebers noses are on display so take a guess and the winner will receive $75.00 in gift cards!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

A Question of Missing Teeth…

Missing lateral teeth before and after replacmentsMissing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends an orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered a major factor when permanent teeth are congenitally missing.

To determine whether or not teeth are actually missing, x-rays must be taken and carefully evaluated by Dr. Sam Papandreas. At times, a tooth may not actually be missing, but hidden underneath the gums and in poor position, preventing normal eruption and requiring orthodontic treatment to bring the tooth into alignment.
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Thumbs Down on Thumb Sucking!

Children are born with a natural sucking reflex that often evolves into a comfort behavior. It is not at all unusual for an infant or child to find a thumb or finger to calm them when tired or upset as a coping mechanism. Ultrasound scans have revealed that thumb sucking can start before birth, as early as 15 weeks from conception. Even though a sucking reflex disappears at about four months of age, some infants will continue to suck their thumb or fingers as a voluntary habit to soothe them. It helps provide a sense of security and relaxes children as they fall asleep. Thumb sucking can be one of the most comforting aspects of childhood. Read more
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How Affective Is a WaterPix When Wearing Braces in North Royalton, Strongsville and Hinkley OH?

Good dental care with routine maintenance can be costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the doctors at Papandreas Orthodontics recommend you see your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings.

If you take good care of your teeth on a regular basis with proper brushing and flossing, the cost of maintaining your teeth is minimal. (watch video below) However, if your oral hygiene is lax, the cost of dental care rises, depending upon what it needed to correct the situation, be it a routine filling, root canal, or implant and bridge to replace a lost tooth.

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What Happened to my orthodontic retainers in North Royalton and Cleveland OH?

It is no secret that dogs chew on anything and everything…. including retainers. They are fair game for “Man’s Best Friend” both in and out of the case if left out on the open. If you have a dog, never leave your retainer or Invisalign aligners on tables, bathroom counters, night stands, or any where they can jump up and snag the appliances. They will distort or eat them up in a few chews and thoroughly enjoy it without you even noticing. And if they swallow the sharp pieces of plastic, it can cause serious health issues a for your beloved pet!
Young children seem to be fascinated with them also. They may not chew on them like a pet, but they tend to pick them up out of curiosity, distort them, and drop them wherever they roam, making them hard to find. Read more

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Papandreas Patients Speak Out

Papandreas Orthodontics would like to tell you why they love being patients!

Let us know why you like being our patients.  Leave a comment below.  We would love to hear from you.

Why Choose an Orthodontist In North Royalton, Strongsville and Hinckley OH

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. But for Dr. Samuel G. Papandreas, the correct function of your bite is far more important. A malocclusion, or bad bite, can cause serious problems over a lifetime if left untreated. Loss of tooth structure, TMJ problems and even bone loss can occur if a malocclusion is not corrected before permanent damage occurs.

An orthodontist completes several years of extensive training beyond dental school to become an expert at correcting jaw problems and straightening teeth. A dentist may see only a handful of cases a year amid all their drilling and filling. An orthodontist only practices orthodontics and treats hundreds of cases a year. An orthodontist doesn’t clean teeth, fill cavities, extract teeth or perform any of the routine procedures offered by your general dentist. It is not our area of expertise. So be sure to see your dentist every six months for cleaning and checkups while wearing braces. Read more