Orthodontic Treatment for Children

When you think about braces, do you see the embarrassed smiles of teenagers hiding metal brackets and wires? While many patients in that age group receive braces, it is actually more ideal to undergo orthodontic treatment at a younger age. Our orthodontist and team are pleased to offer orthodontic care for children to help young… Read more »

Traditional Braces Might Help Minimize Gapped Teeth

As children grow their developing oral structure allows for the necessary space to accommodate their 32 permanent teeth. Sometimes genetics and abnormalities in their facial bone structure can cause two or more teeth to emerge with significant spacing between them. Known as a diastema, this condition can affect your essential oral function, and could also… Read more »

Dental Checkups Are Especially Important for People with Braces

Traditional braces consist of various hardware components such as brackets, wires, bands and spacers. This creates a system that allows our Orthodontist, Dr. John R. Schouten to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. Maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth is very important for a successful realignment. Food particles, plaque buildup and other bacterial… Read more »

You Will Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Each of your regularly scheduled braces adjustments at play an important role in manipulating the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth to your gums. Over time, and with consistent oral hygiene habits, your teeth will attain their ideal alignment. However, even after your braces components have been removed, there will still be a mild… Read more »

Why Having a Braces-Friendly Diet is Important When Aligning Your Smile

If you have braces, then it’s very important to have a diet that is friendly to your braces. You have probably heard this a million times by your orthodontist, Dr. John R. Schouten, but it’s very important. If you want a top-notch smile at the end of your orthodontic treatment, you need to follow your… Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Orthodontics

Focusing your oral health care on orthodontic alignments is essential in order to ensure your mouth can thrive. If your teeth are out of alignment for any reason, it can lead to severe oral ailments that can plague your teeth and gums for years. If you wish to improve your smile, it is essential to… Read more »

Braces for Adults

Many people believe that braces are only for children and teenagers. This is incorrect. More and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you can have a healthier, more… Read more »

Overcrowding Can Occur as Permanent Teeth Replace Primary Teeth

As your child grows their oral structure will naturally expand to accommodate their 32 permanent teeth. As you know, primary teeth are not lost all at the same time. Sometimes this can allow two or more teeth in one area to emerge close together. Genetic and environmental factors can also contribute to overcrowding with permanent… Read more »

Your Child Will Need a Retainer After Braces

Each of your child’s adjustment sessions at Schouten Orthodontics in Springville, Utah, tightened their braces to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in the sockets. Gradually, this has brought your child’s teeth into a beautiful, even alignment. Once this process is fully complete, the braces can be uninstalled from your child’s mouth. However,… Read more »

Types of Malocclusion

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting the position of the teeth and jaws. This is important, as crooked teeth are more difficult to clean properly, are at greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and can cause extra stress in the jaw, which can lead to headaches and TMJ disorders…. Read more »