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Here’s What Happens After Removal of Braces? (ALL THE FACTS)

After months, and possibly even years of wearing braces, you need to know what to expect when it comes to maintaining them. The expert team here at Papandreas Orthodontics will guide you through the process. Here is some insight into what happens after the removal of braces.

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Be Careful When Choosing (Your Toothbrush)

Most people believe that a toothbrush is a toothbrush and that there really is no difference between them. Unfortunately many people also underestimate the importance of good oral hygiene and the critical role it plays in your overall health. This is particularly true during orthodontic treatment. Papandreas Orthodontics in N. Royalton and Brunswick OH is setting the record straight. All toothbrushes are NOT alike. Read more

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Have Fun & Win! The Traveling Dr. P. Game!

It’s that time of year again to play our Traveling Dr. P. game!

You can also download “Traveling Dr. P.” from our Facebook page or Download the 2017 Traveling Dr P Flyer Here!.

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We are looking for pictures/videos of Dr. P on your fun adventures this summer; be creative and think outside the box.

Three Categories Each with a Prize Up for Grabs

  1. Dr. P talked about on a local or national TV show could win you 4 front row Cleveland Indians field box seats at 3rd base.
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  3. Best picture with Dr. P could win you 4 Cleveland Cavaliers seats.

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Papandreas Orthodontics - top 1% invisalign provider 2017 logoThe Fine Print: The contest officially ends August 31, 2017. Winners will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by September 10, 2017. Pay attention as you must appear personally to claim your prize by September 30, 2017 for a photoshoot with the real Dr. P. There will be only one winner per category with all judging final. Dr. P on a live TV broadcast must be verified via recording and still photo. There is no cash equivalent for sporting tickets and are for a single game randomly chosen by Papandreas Orthodontics. Participants must be current or prior patients of Papandreas Orthodontics. All submissions become the property of Papandreas Orthodontics for posting to their social media sites. Good luck and have fun!

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Are Teeth or Jaws the Problem When Teeth are Crowded?

Common problems

A common problem we see every day at Papandreas Orthodontics is crowding of teeth. This problem is often accompanied by protruding or “buck teeth”. Crowding can give the appearance the teeth are oversized or too big for the size of the jaws. However, this is not always correct. Often, it is not a tooth problem, but because the size of the jaws is too small or narrow to accommodate the teeth.

Before and After Crowding Rochester NY

 

Orthodontic improvements

Throughout the years, orthodontists have approached this issue in different ways. In the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the most common practice was to remove permanent teeth to make room. Dr. Samuel Papandreas recognizes that tooth extractions may not be necessary with many crowded jaw situations. The removal of permanent teeth may result in a lack of lip support or reduction of a patient’s profile. While the reduced profile may be acceptable in younger years, the reduction becomes more pronounced with the aging process and less flattering as they grow older. For this reason, correct treatment diagnosis when considering tooth removals is critical to the outcome of a good long term result.

Due to these aesthetic considerations, extensive research, and technological advancements in the field of orthodontics, many orthodontists have altered their view on how best to deal with crowded situations. Today, a non-extraction therapy is preferred rather than extracting permanent teeth in most treatment plans for children and adolescents. Instead, the treatment focus is on encouraging jaw growth to properly house all the teeth and is most successful when children and adolescents are still growing and developing.

This type of treatment usually is based on the use of specialized appliances and newly designed braces which can move teeth further and faster than traditional braces of old. Successful non-extraction therapy results in a more pleasing long-term facial balance and improved bites. It is recommended that children be checked out by an orthodontist by age 7 or 8 to find out if they are a candidate for this type of treatment.

For more information contact our office for a complimentary orthodontic consultation. Dr. Papandreas and the Papandreas Orthodontics Team will be happy to help you determine if your child would benefit from this type of orthodontic treatment.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092

Are Teeth or Jaws the Problem When Teeth are Crowded?

What’s the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

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Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. An orthodontist is highly-skilled at using various techniques to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment.

Orthodontist v's Dentist - Happy child undergoing orthodontic dental treatment- bracesCorrecting bites, occlusion, and crooked teeth is orthodontist Samuel Papandreas‘ specialty. As an Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider, Dr. Papandreas’ mission is to provide superior speciality Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics for each one of his patients within a nurturing setting.

But you may hate the idea of wearing bulky-looking metal braces! Choosing Invisalign is a great solution if this your concern. Not only are these teeth appliances virtually undetectable, they’re also removable. As a result, you can eat and drink as well as brush and floss at leisure during treatment.

Dr. Papandreas also offers iBraces, which are installed behind your teeth and away from onlookers’ view. Each patient’s iBraces are 100% customizable, which results in effective, efficient tooth movement. iBraces are ideal for athletes who play contact sports, adult professionals, musicians who play wind instruments, or individuals concerned about the effect braces would have on the front of their teeth.

Making a Decision

Choosing the right orthodontist is an important decision. The Papandreas Orthodontics website is designed to make this decision easier. We encourage you to browse our online office to find the right treatment method for you. Take a few minutes to read our patients’ testimonials, and read about our philosophy, state-of-the-art services and expert staff. We can schedule a free orthodontic consultation to:

• Diagnose your dental issue(s)
• Explain your treatment options and answer your questions
• Empower you to successfully reach your goals once a treatment option is chosen

 

 

Dr. Papandreas falls within the top 1 percent of Invisalign providers in North America, for expertise and experience. His practice offers braces and Invisalign for kids, teens and adults in the North Royalton and Brunswick, OH area including Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brunswick, Independence, Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights, Parma, and Strongsville.

Contact us by phone North Royalton: 440-582-8585Brunswick: 330-558-9092, fill out our online request form today or in person at a practice.

14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
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3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212

What’s the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

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Quality Orthodontic Care

Since the smile quote that a kind heart can make everyone smile is indeed true, it’s important to make sure your teeth look straight, neat and healthy every time you open your mouth. If you’re searching for reputable Brunswick and North Royalton orthodontic treatment for your child, or for you, there’s no better choice around than Papandreas Orthodontics, a practice that’s headed by Dr. Samuel Papandreas.

Orthodontic Treatments

Our practice caters to a variety of orthodontic needs. We correct issues with teeth spacing, to start with. We also manage overbites, underbites, open bites, excessive crowding of the teeth and lost lateral incisors. Some of the treatment options we offer include traditional braces, Invisalign and retainers. Non-braces treatment options are also available here at Papandreas Orthodontics. Assistance with tooth alignment issues doesn’t always have to involve the use of braces. Some young patients receive non-braces treatment for problems that relate to permanent teeth crowding, for example.

Practice Staff

When you’re searching for orthodontic treatment in the Brunswick and North Royalton areas, our practice will never disappoint you. Dr. Papandreas, first and foremost, is a highly experienced and knowledgeable orthodontic professional who received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Loyola University, Chicago. He was the valedictorian of his class. Apart from Dr. Papandreas, the rest of the staff at our practice are also extremely professional, helpful, welcoming and courteous. You’ll feel right at home as soon as you walk into our office. Our staff includes both senior new patient coordinator Betsy, and clinic coordinator Kristine. Both of these professionals always go out of their way to make things convenient and pleasant for all of our patients.

Call Papandreas Orthodontics Today

If you’re in need of a dependable orthodontic practice in Brunswick or North Royalton, call our office today to make an appointment.

Papandreas Orthodontics
14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
Tel: 440-582-8585
Fax: 440-582-8311
https://drpapandreas.com/

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