The Best and Worst Halloween Candies for Braces

worst halloween candy for braces center cityTeens and kids with braces have a love-hate relationship with Halloween. The abundance of sweets is a dream come true, but candy restrictions are not so wonderful. Protecting your teeth from too much sugar is important whether you wear braces or not, but it’s especially critical to tread carefully where Halloween candy is concerned when your child has braces (or you!).Read more

Do I Really Need to Wear a Retainer After Braces?

center city retainers and bracesWhether you wear Invisalign braces or conventional metal braces, orthodontic treatment is a commitment. It’s understandable that after months and sometimes years of braces, a patient simply wants to be done with treatment and enjoy their newly aligned smile. However, the work is not done yet – retainers are a critical part of orthodontic treatment.Read more

It’s Time for Back to School and Youth Braces

back to school youth bracesSome tweens and teens equate back-to-school with braces. And plenty of parents recall moments like, “I got my braces in 7th grade.” Wherever you fall on the spectrum, the important thing to keep in mind is that youth braces don’t have to be a downer. In fact, you may just love the idea of debuting your orthodontia come day one of a new school year.Read more

Can Wisdom Teeth Ruin Youth Braces?

wisdom teeth youth bracesNo orthodontic patient, or former orthodontic patient, wants their straight teeth to be ruined by the eruption of wisdom teeth. But it’s easy to forget about wisdom teeth if they’re not causing any problems. Your orthodontist, however, always has these third molars in mind, especially when it comes to youth braces.Read more

Can My Teen Wear Invisalign?

Invisalign Teen Center CityMany adolescents do not look forward to wearing braces. This initiation into the teen years may feel like a prison sentence for some, who envision missing out on the enjoyment of popcorn, pizza, candy, and all the tasty treats common among their peers. Invisalign Teen, however, has changed the course of orthodontia for many young people. And your teen could be a candidate for this revolutionary treatment.Read more

Does My Child Need Interceptive Orthodontics?

interceptive orthodontics roberts and de marscheIf your dentist tells you that your 8-year-old needs to see an orthodontist, you’re not hearing things. Some children benefit from early orthodontic treatment, which can start as early as age 7. Also known as Phase 1 or interceptive orthodontics, this pre-adolescent treatment can be initiated when baby teeth are still present and some adult teeth have erupted.Read more

When Should Your Child Be Evaluated for Youth Braces?

youth braces center cityYour child may have only lost a few of his or her baby teeth, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to see an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7 for one very big reason: There is an earlier phase of youth braces that may simplify and shorten any future need for orthodontic treatment.Read more

Getting Married? Make Invisalign Part of Your Wedding Planning

Center City Invisalign wedding planningBrides and grooms want to look their very best on their wedding day. They work out, watch what they eat, hire stylists and makeup artists. While your figure and attire may be exactly to your liking come the big day, the question is: Will you be satisfied about everything when you look back on the wedding pictures, or will you lament that you celebrated the occasion sporting seriously misaligned teeth? You can change your smile before you get married, and your orthodontics don’t have to get in the way of your wedding planning when you choose Invisalign braces.Read more

Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

good candidate for invisalign center cityIf you want a straight smile, you have undoubtedly given Invisalign some consideration. Your Center City Invisalign provider will have the final say on whether you are a good candidate for this innovative alignment method, but it’s important for you to know now whether this is the right kind of orthodontic treatment for your lifestyle and smile goals.Read more

Dr. William W. Roberts Named Top Dentist by Philadelphia Magazine

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Philadelphia orthodontist Dr. William W. Roberts has been named Top Dentist by Philadelphia magazine. A Rittenhouse Square-area orthodontist, Roberts serves his patients in two different offices – one in the Medical Arts Building in Philadelphia and the second in Lawrenceville, NJ – making appointment-scheduling convenient no matter where patients live, work, and play. His exceptional …

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