Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics will be joining the world in acknowledging Earth Day on April 22nd as a way to demonstrate our support for environmental protections.
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 among two thousand colleges and universities, approximately 10.000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the US. Twenty million Americans ventured outside for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform. Today, this event is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.Read more on Celebrate Earth Day with Garrett and Boyd Orthodontics…
Dental or Orthodontic Splints are devices that are used when patients suffer from certain types of dental problems. These problems include TMJ or TemporoMandibular Joint disorder, common snoring, sleep apnea, and teeth grinding (bruxism).
In orthodontics, a “splint” is designed to fit on top of the upper or lower teeth. Treatment varies based on each patient’s individualize needs and is most often used to stabilize the teeth and/or jaws to alleviate discomfort. A TMJ splint may be used prior to placement of braces to help alleviate discomfort if the problem is a result of a bad bite or be used during orthodontics to open the bite. It is also used upon completion of orthodontic treatment if a patient is neurologically prone to grinding. In this scenario, the splint may also act as a retainer.Read more on SPLINTS ARE FOR MORE THAN JUST BROKEN BONES…….
Faith Hill proudly displayed her new smile with ceramic braces at the 2013 Grammy Awards. They weren't noticeable on TV but the photographers were able to clearly capture her tooth colored braces that she has been wearing for about seven months. She first mentioned the fact she was undergoing orthodontic treatment in Nov 2012 in an interview with country radio station KNIX 102.5.