Orthodontic Information

How To Protect Your Braces While Playing Sports
Posted on November 28, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

One of the most common concerns we hear at Szymanowski Orthodontics regarding braces is if student-athletes can have braces and play their favorites sports uninterrupted. Many parents and kids are worried they will have to sit out sports while in their braces, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Kids and teens can absolutely ... Read full post

Orthodontic Emergencies
Posted on October 30, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Are you anxiously awaiting your appointment to be fitted for braces? Or are you crossing the last few days off the calendar before they come off? Whether you’re at the very beginning of your braces journey, nearing the end of it, or somewhere in the middle, knowing what to do when minor issues pop up ... Read full post

When Should Your Child See An Orthodontist?
Posted on April 26, 2017 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Let’s try a little experiment – close your eyes and imagine someone wearing braces. Is it a teenager’s face you see? A tween? Maybe even an adult? When we think of orthodontic treatments, especially traditional metal braces, we almost always picture older children and teens. So it might surprise you to learn that the American ... Read full post

Tired of the Gap Between Your Teeth?
Posted on January 17, 2014 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

We have all heard the song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” As many of us know, there is nothing worse than having lost your baby front teeth and waiting (with a big gap in your smile!) for your adult teeth to come in. However, some people find it is just ... Read full post

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What Causes TMJ or TMD ?
Posted on January 3, 2014 by Dr. Damon Szymanowski.

Have you ever noticed a clicking or popping sound in your jaw when chewing or speaking? The orthodontists at Szymanowski Orthodontics want you to know this happens to everyone from time to time. However, if it happens frequently and is combined with other symptoms such as jaw pain, locking of your jaws, reduced ability to open and ... Read full post