Category Archives: Braces and Expanders in Orthodontic Care

When Should My Child or Teenager See an Orthodontist?

Ages 7 to 11 Years   This age group still has baby teeth in place. In the x-ray above, you can see the baby teeth with the permanent teeth underneath them. Usually there is no good reason to straighten baby … Continue reading

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Does Your Child Need an Orthodontic Expander?

At Droel Orthodontics, the answer is probably “No.”  This article will explain why. The face and teeth exist in 3 dimensions: Side to Side (lateral) Front to Back (horizontal) Top to Bottom (vertical) An orthodontic expander works in only one … Continue reading

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Gap in Teeth of 7-Year-Old: Are Braces Needed?

  I am frequently asked whether a gap in a child’s front teeth means that braces are always needed. My answer is, “Not necessarily.” Two years ago, a mother brought a 7-year-old girl into my office for an exam.  The … Continue reading

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Considering a new orthodontist?

I often see patients in treatment who are moving to our area. Patients also come in because they had previous treatment but need straightening because they have not worn their retainers in years. Others are concerned because the treatments they … Continue reading

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Superglue Orthodontic Retainer?

Dr. Rodger Droel says, “In a word, NO!”  If your retainer breaks, bring it in to our office right away and we will repair or replace it for you.  Your retainer is essential to keeping your teeth straight.  It needs … Continue reading

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Orthodontic Expander, Phase One Treatment, Braces Twice?

Welcome to the blog site of Dr. Rodger Droel of Droel Orthodontics. Check back regularly.  We aim to provide new helpful content for individuals and families who are seeking knowledge, so good decisions can be made for orthodontic care. Q: Will my child need … Continue reading

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