Friday, August 26, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Day 372. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

I can see the finish line now; I feel the taste of that crunchy bacon and nachos topped with corn on a cob and LaffyTaffys. Mmmmmm, the day I will get my braces off.

Dr. Gellerman says that as soon as all the spaces between my teeth are closed I can get my braces off. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

CNN Runs a Great Orthodontic Segment

Check out this segment that ran on CNN about orthodontics: CNN Story

The story talks about the Myths of Orthodontics.  For example: Braces are only for kids.  The truth is that there has been a rise in adult orthodontics, and we see this everyday at Dr. Gellerman's orthodontic practice.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Diary of a Bracer. Day 340. by Anastasia Myagkova, RDH

The rubber bands – nightmare of every teenager and adult with braces. Bad news – almost everyone who needs braces will need to wear rubber bands. It is something that never changed since the Egyptian orthodontists. Just kidding.
The bottom line – if you want to get your braces off you have to wear your rubber bands every day, 15 to 22 hours a day. There is no way around them. They are annoying and uncomfortable at first, they snap sometimes and shoot off, but they are a necessity for a great final result.