At Monacell Orthodontics, we want you to be informed about what is happening with your orthodontic treatment. We’re always available and happy to answer your questions, but we also have information available on our blog below. Read through our blog, then come visit our offices in Richmond, VA, and the Tri-City area.
Recognizing an orthodontic problem at an early age does not always result in early treatment. Treatment is initiated on the basis of selecting the optimum time to treat any particular problem. Some problems are best addressed during adolescence. On the other hand, there are problems that lend themselves to early intervention, known as Interceptive Treatment.…Read More
One of the first things people notice when they meet other people is their smile. Because a nice smile is such a welcome social gesture, it would be a shame not to show a nice smile because of orthodontic problems. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to reveal their smiles because they are embarrassed by their…Read More
When the teeth and Jaws do not fit and work together properly, it is called “malocclusion” or “bad bite”. Malocclusions may be inherited, as characterized by crowding or poorly spaced teeth. The problems are caused by a difference in the size of the teeth and Jaws or differing facial patterns of the parents. Malocclusions may…Read More
Sometimes malocclusions develop only on one side due to an asymmetry of the teeth or jaws. This may result when some teeth on one side are lost or if they never grew in. Although rare, the problem can result from uneven growth of the facial bones. Curiously, it may also occur as a result of…Read More
FOR CHILDREN: Ideally, it is best for children to see an orthodontist by age 7 in order to determine if orthodontic treatment is required. This is widely considered the best time for patients to begin treatment and/or treatment planning. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually erupted by that time and crossbites, crowding, and…Read More
Have you always wanted a better smile? Straightening your teeth seems to be as simple as 1-2-3 from what you see online. You’ve seen TV commercials, Facebook and Instagram ads for different companies who promise straight teeth with a low price and easy monthly payments. It seems so easy, what could go wrong?Read More