1. Is orthodontic treatment just for straightening teeth?

    A lot of patients ask us why Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier as well? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth f…Read More

  2. What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

    A popular option for straightening teeth at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics, Invisalign can be a great method for improving your smile, and can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and more. Invisalign, which is different from traditional braces, works by applying a series of clear, retainer-like aligners in order to eventually move your teeth into their ideal pos…Read More

  3. St. Patrick’s Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!

    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must be St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re not Irish, how do you go about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It’s easy: You just put on one of those tall leprechauns hats, dress in green from head to toe, and wear o…Read More

  4. How do braces move my teeth?

    Great question! Tooth movement is your body’s natural response to light pressure applied by braces over a period of time (usually two years). Braces work by using brackets that are glued onto your teeth; these brackets have small slots, and that is where Dr. Brian Miller and our team insert orthodontic wires. These wires are held in place by small elastic ties that fit around the brackets. As ti…Read More

  5. Tips to Avoid Common Problems Associated with Braces

    While braces play an important part in helping to create a healthy mouth and teeth, you might experience a few side effects while wearing them that are common and can be easily treated. Even with the best of care, braces can cause soreness to your mouth. As your teeth begin to move, it is natural for your teeth to feel aches and your jaw to develop soreness. If there are broken wires or loose band…Read More

  6. How much do braces cost?

    This is one of the most common questions that is asked at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics and, unfortunately, it does not have a simple answer. Just as every patient we see is unique, so is their treatment plan. Some patients have very simple problems which require less appliances and time, while other cases are much more complicated and may require multiple appliances and phases. The treatment …Read More

  7. What is early intervention?

    Many developing orthodontic problems can be intercepted and corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early age. Dr. Brian Miller and our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics recommend children have their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven, or younger if the front four permanent teeth have replaced the baby teeth. Early treatment, also known as interceptive treatment or Phase…Read More

  8. The Transformation of Valentine’s Day

    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only single, young men could be sent to war. Rather than lose potential soldiers to fight his war, Claudi…Read More

  9. What’s so great about an orthodontist?

    A lot of our patients are curious about the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. In fact, one of the most common questions we hear at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics is, “Dentists and orthodontists are all the same, right?” A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. Dentists diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral healthcare needs, including gum care, root can…Read More

  10. A Helpful Site on Orthodontics

    As you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, our team at Newton Centre Family Orthodontics would like to point you to a helpful website. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have lots of important information about everything relating to braces, including myths and facts of orthodontics, tips for a better orthodontic experience, and cool webisodes about orthodontics. Chec…Read More