It is common for children to use thumb sucking, finger sucking, pacifiers, and teething toys as a way to help soothe and comfort themselves. Unfortunately, thumb sucking can have long lasting side effects if the habit continues past the age of 6-7 (once the permanent teeth start erupting into the mouth). If you are a […]
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Did you know the American Association of Orthodontists recommends your child be seen for their first growth check appointment by the age of 7? At Freytag Orthodontics, these appointments are free of charge and allows us to monitor your child’s oral growth and development to ensure he/she get’s started with orthodontic treatment at the perfect […]
There are many different parts of braces. Understanding some basic orthodontic terminology will help you be more prepared when getting started with treatment. At Freytag Orthodontics, we will walk you through what everything means as you go through treatment. However, if you would like to give yourself a head start, here is a breakdown of […]
What better way to kick off the new year than by choosing to improve your smile? It’s the perfect time to put change into motion and and at Freytag Orthodontics, we believe that your smile is just the start to great things in life! Make 2021 YOUR year. Results that can be seen from choosing […]
As the journey to achieving a healthy, beautiful smile begins – you may notice a few, small “bumps” or a canker sore, along the way. But no worries! This is completely normal when you are wearing braces for the first time. What is a Canker Sore? This is a small lesion which forms inside the […]