Category Archives: Custom Braces

Will My Teeth Stay Where My Orthodontic Treatment Moved Them?

Change is a natural part of life. Just as our bodies change throughout our whole life, our teeth change too. We start out with no teeth, then get baby teeth, and shed those in favor of permanent teeth. Sometimes there are problems with tooth placement and jaw positions. That’s where the orthodontist is called in […]

Why should I take my child back to the orthodontist for observation visits?

If your child has recently had an initial consultation with one of our orthodontists, there may be reasons to schedule future observation visits. The purpose is to keep an eye on how your child’s teeth, face and jaws are developing. Visits may be scheduled once or twice a year. Are these visits really necessary? Yes […]

Same Day Braces

We realize the value of time. As a convenience to our patients, we can often start your treatment the same day as your consultation… so you don’t have to miss additional school or work! We feature the most advanced on-site digital scanning, so you could have Invisalign scans the same day, or traditional braces on […]

What is the Palatal Expander & What is It Used For?

Rapid Palatal Expander What is the Palatal Expander & What is It Used For? One way to treat or prevent malocclusions (bad bites) is to receive orthodontic treatment at an early age. Starting during childhood can be more effective because treatment will be made during a natural growing period for the child. A palatal expander […]

Your Smile is Your Best Fashion Accessory

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) participated in New York City’s Fashion Week for its first ever pop-up event, “Your Smile Is Your Best Fashion Accessory”. The event was open to the public and designed to link fashion with the lifelong benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile created in concert with orthodontists.

Young Children With Severely Protruding Teeth May Benefit From Early Orthodontic Intervention

Young children (ages 6-10) with severely protruded upper front teeth, commonly called “buck teeth,” are at increased risk for dental trauma and may benefit from an orthodontic correction, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics*. The study found that approximately 1 in 3 children who were treated for […]

Getting Started with Invisalign

Once you make the decision to improve your smile, the rest is easy. Getting started is simple – and the staff at Owl Orthodontics will guide you through the entire process. The path to your amazing Invisalign smile begins here! Call us for a complimentary consultation at 716-832-1550. Map out a treatment plan After your […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Straighten Your Teeth

New Year’s resolutions often focus on making a change to how you look or how you feel. Whether it is losing weight, changing your diet, reducing how much stress you feel or beginning orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or braces – it’s an effort to improve your well being. Sometimes, choosing a few smaller and measurable […]

Is a Permanent Retainer Right for You?

The retention phase of orthodontic treatment begins when your braces are removed and typically lasts for a minimum of 2 years. During this time, it’s essential that you wear your retainer as instructed to help prevent the teeth from shifting out of alignment. Permanent retainers are made of a stainless steel flexible wire that is […]