Thanksgiving Trivia For The Holiday

Thanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Chadwell Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful Read More

Orthodontic Warning Signs

Here are some orthodontic warning signs for you and your family. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents understand the early warning signs of an orthodontic problem and recommends kids be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 – 8. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and a greater opportunity for more Read More

Baby Teeth Not Falling Out?

Baby Teeth…When parents visit Chadwell Orthodontics, it is not uncommon for them to worry if their child’s baby teeth do not fall out on time. Infants rollover, sit, walk, and talk at different stages of their development. The same is true when your child is losing baby teeth. There are some developmental issues which require Read More

Get A Jump Start On Labor Day

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now Read More

Wearing Braces – Not All Kids Are Happy

Not all kids are happy about wearing braces, especially teens. If teeth are slow erupting, a problem develops during a pubertal growth spurt, permanent teeth don’t erupt properly, or finances were an issue, your child may not be a happy camper. Wearing braces between the ages of 11-14 is the most common age for treatment Read More

Healthy Diet For Kids Benefits Everyone

A healthy diet, particularly for kids, is important. Busy lifestyles and a multitude of distractions make it very difficult for kids and families today to eat a meal together. Most of us at Chadwell Orthodontics often find ourselves eating on the run between busy work schedules, dance lessons, sports practices and games, school activities, karate Read More

Sun Safety – Don’t Get Burned

Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Chadwell Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about Read More

Independence Day Facts

With summer comes Independence Day July 4th. Our team at Chadwell Orthodontics researched some fun facts about our country’s most celebrated holiday which hallmarks our independence as a nation. Did you know the Fourth of July or Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941? However, the tradition of Read More

Nail Biting – Breaking The Habit

Some parents at Chadwell Orthodontics ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Brandon Chadwell feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest.

Missing Teeth – Is This Space Taken?

Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true. At Chadwell Orthodontics we sometimes see Read More

Why Do So Many Kids Need Braces?

At Chadwell Orthodontics some parents ask us… “Why are so many kids and adults wearing braces today?” Why Braces? Orthodontic Studies report 70 percent of the US population could benefit from having their teeth and jaws realigned with orthodontic treatment. Ancient ancestors had perfect teeth and bites, as evidenced by fossil records. Then, about 10,000 Read More

Braces – Five Tips For Cleaning

At Chadwell Orthodontics, we don’t have to tell you that keeping your teeth clean during treatment is very important. Braces have a habit of collecting additional food while eating that can cause a multitude of problems if not cared for correctly. So you don’t offend others with unsightly food caught on your braces, or to Read More

Averting A Plaque Attack

Plaque and gum disease can become a big problem for people as they grow older. Luckily, it doesn’t just happen by accident, and if you know a little about what causes it, you’ll be better able to avoid it in the long run. As unpleasant as it may be to think about, our mouths aren’t Read More

March Is National Nutrition Month

We all know that discussions about good dietary habits and nutrition take place every day almost everywhere. Families talk about it at home, teachers discuss it in schools and doctors, nurses and registered nutritionists discuss good nutrition with patients. Many people believe that flavor must be sacrificed when eating nutritious foods. This is far from Read More

With February Comes Children’s Dental Health Month

The National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated educators, dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, teachers, caregivers and others each and every year. This year the 2016 NCDHM campaign features the slogan “Sugar Wars” on both Read More