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What Kind Of Braces Are Available?

There’s never been a better time to wear braces. Modern advances in orthodontics have made them smaller, faster and much easier to wear than their earlier counterparts. In fact, there’s even styles that are practically invisible!

There are many kids of braces for you to choose from when deciding on braces.  To read more about the different types of braces, you can read the full article HERE.  We would also love if you came in for a consultation, so we can go over your options.  Braces have come a long way in the last decade – you can choose from many different types.

braces don't have to be traditional metal braces

you have options when it comes to your braces!


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Why Does My Child Have Bad Breath?!

Does Your Kid Need A Breath Mint? This Might Be Why…

Bad breath in children

Does Your Child Have Bad Breath?

Here are some things that might cause your child’s bad breath:

  • Bacteria: The most common cause of halitosis in children is a build up of bacteria on the back of the tongue, between the teeth and at the gum line. When children don’t practice good daily hygiene, this bacteria produces hydrogen sulfide—the same compound that creates the telltale smell in rotten eggs.
  • Diet: Foods like garlic and onions don’t just leave an odor in your mouth. When these foods are absorbed into the bloodstream, their odors eventually end up in your lungs and are detectable in your breath. Once the foods are completely out of your system, the odor will go away.
  • Health Issues: Disease in the liver, respiratory tract, sinuses, or kidneys can have bad breath as a symptom. Diabetes is also known to cause a distinctive odor in a child’s breath.
  • Medications: Many medications list halitosis as a side effect.
  • Oral Conditions: Periodontal disease, tooth decay, dry mouth and oral yeast infections are common oral conditions that can cause halitosis.

We Can help you fix it!  To find out ways to stop their bad breath, please visit our website here!  We would love to partner with you, to make this a non-issue for your child.  Not only is it embarrassing, it’s just not healthy!

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How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

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Orthodontic Treatment

One of the first questions patients asked after getting braces or retainers is, “when can I get them off?” Depending on the severity of your malocclusion and the appliances used, the answer to that question is unique as the patients we treat! You can rest assured that we won’t keep you in treatment a day longer than is necessary to achieve your dream smile!

Traditional braces: If you have traditional-style braces, expect to be wearing them for 1-3 years. Treatment time varies based on the severity of your alignment issues and scheduling regular orthodontic appointments to tighten the wires. If a bracket should break or come off, have it fixed immediately to prevent extending the duration of your treatment.

InvisAligners: Using x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, we will create a 3-D model that allows us to create a plan for the movement of your teeth. A treatment ranges from 18-30 trays that are replaced every two weeks. For adults, results are usually realized in about a year and the treatment time is comparable to traditional braces for teens. It is vital that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day to achieve the quickest results and replace them at the regularly scheduled intervals.

ClearAligners: Similar to InvisAligners these accelerated braces were invented by our own Dr. Cronauer. ClearAligners can correct mild to moderate issues in as little as three to eight months! Once again, it is necessary to wear as directed to get the best results.

In-Ovation System Braces: Thanks to their self-ligating design, In-Ovation System braces are able to move your teeth quicker than traditional braces, thereby reducing the wearing time by several months.

Retainers: Once your treatment has concluded, we recommend that you wear retainers for at least a year after treatment to prevent your teeth from moving from their new positions. Failure to do so could lead to having to wear braces all over again.


No matter which appliance is chosen for your situation, the best results only come when you completely follow the directions for care at home. Failure to follow these instructions not only results in prolonged treatment, but could also cause damage to your teeth!  For more information about any or all of our tretment services, please visit our website HERE! Cronauer & Angelakis Orthodontics.

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Are InOvation Braces Right For You?


InOvation Braces



Orthodontic technology has come a long way over the years and our office is proud to be able to keep up with all the new changes and advancements. Patients coming in for braces often ask me about the In-Ovation System, one of the newest advances in braces. In-Ovation Braces are uniquely designed to be self-ligating. Instead of using elastic ties or wire to hold the wire in place like traditional braces, In-Ovation Braces use a clip already built into the bracket to hold the wire in place. The In-Ovation Braces System has three different options to choose from for maximum comfort, affordability, and results.

Benefits of Using In-Ovation Braces…read more