Your Orthodontist Follows the ADA Code of Professional Conduct

The American Dental Association (ADA) is the largest dental organization in the United States. It offers education and benefits to dentists and orthodontists, and helps to regulate the dentistry field around the nation. Your orthodontist, Dr. Scheurer McDevitt, is a member of the ADA and as such has signed the ADA Principles of Ethics and… Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Corrected the Alignment of Their Teeth

Each of your child’s adjustment sessions at Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt orthodontic clinic tightened the braces hardware to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in the sockets. Over time this has brought your child’s teeth into their correct alignment. Once this has been accomplished their braces can be uninstalled from your child’s mouth…. Read more »

Braces Can Help Correct Alignment Problems and Potential Dental Issues with Your Child’s Teeth

As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their set of 32 adult teeth it’s possible for minor alterations to occur in the alignment of their teeth. In some cases, the deviation in their dentition can be significant. If the misalignment is not corrected they could be an increased risk of dental attrition and… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Uses Hydrogen Peroxide to Remove Surface Stains from Your Teeth

Consuming dark beverages and certain dark foods can introduce tiny dark particles to your mouth. This can cause microscopic stains to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed in a timely manner, they can gradually cause more visible dental stains to appear on the teeth in your smile. One convenient way… Read more »

Many Adults Can Benefit from Some Form of Braces

The alignment of your teeth plays an important role in your oral function and the appearance of your smile. Even minor misalignments with your teeth can leave you with an unappealing smile, as well as a mouth that is increasingly prone to problems with dental attrition and dental fractures. In many of these cases, Dr…. Read more »

Why Is Fluoride Beneficial for Your Oral Health?

Did you know that fluoride is considered beneficial for your oral health? Although it may seem surprising given that it is a mineral that at very large doses can be toxic for infants, fluoride is considered safe for human consumption. Due to its benefits, fluoride has been added to a wide array of products and… Read more »

Uncorrected Alignment Issues in Adults Can Be Correct by Braces

In the past, there were times when minor alignment issues with a child’s teeth went unaddressed. This might have been related to a financial reason or because you expressed displeasure at the idea to your parents. Now as an adult, these minor alignment issues can pose a more significant threat. This can come in the… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Requires Routine Care in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Through the course of routine adjustment sessions, your child’s teeth have achieved their ideal alignment. To ensure that they remain in this new position, your son or daughter will need to use a retainer. Without this important retention phase, their teeth could gradually drift out of alignment and the braces might need to be reinstalled…. Read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Imperfections in Your Smile

Over time, minor alignment issues can develop with your teeth. Sometimes this can cause one or two teeth in your smile to rub together in an unhealthy manner. This excess wear and tear, which is known as dental attrition, can weaken an area of tooth enamel or lead to an unfortunate dental fracture. In a… Read more »

Common Questions About Malocclusions

Do you know what malocclusions are? Did you know that many forms of malocclusions can form within your mouth? Fortunately, orthodontic treatments exist to fix these ailments and straighten your smile. With orthodontics, a misaligned facial structure can be corrected. Listed below are some common questions about malocclusions in quiz form to help you learn… Read more »