February is a special month here at Spring Orthodontics because it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month! February is a perfect time to reflect on the importance of healthy teeth. Instilling excellent oral health and habits in kids is the first step in ensuring healthy...

The cost of orthodontics can be a sizable investment, but we don’t want cost to be a deterrent. Here are some ways to make orthodontics affordable. 1) Set Up a Flex Spending Account A Flexible Spending Account is an employer-provided healthcare plan that allows you to...

After graduating from orthodontic residency 8 years ago, I was hired as an independent contractor by general dentists to do orthodontics for the patients in their practice. This job seemed attractive because I was not responsible for handling business aspects of the practice; hiring assistants,...

Do your upper teeth stick out further than your lower teeth? This is commonly referred to as an “overbite” but in orthodontics the correct term is “overjet.” Overjet is often found in people with a Class 2 malocclusion, which means the upper teeth are ahead of...

Have you ever wondered what is a normal bite? Ideally, all upper teeth should be in front of the lower teeth. What is a crossbite? Kids with a crossbite have the opposite relationship in that the lower teeth protrude outside of the upper teeth, as...

It used to be common for orthodontic records to include goopy impressions. However, technology has graced us with the advent of intraoral scanning! This new technology has made it more comfortable for our patients to receive treatment. What is a Scanner? A scanner is piece of...

Almost everyone knows someone who has undergone Invisalign treatment, but what is Invisalign and why has it become popular in recent years? Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that sequentially straighten the teeth. An aligner is a custom-made piece of plastic that applies pressure to...