How Can Braces Benefit Your Smile

How Can Braces Benefit Your Smile

Benefits of Braces:

Better appearance of teeth smile and face
Improved self-esteem and confidencebraces Orthodontic treatment
Well-being and feeling of acceptance
A more even bite
Easier to clean teeth
Reduce risk of injury to protruding front teeth
Improve growth in a positive manner
Correct harmful habits
Better jaw alignment, proportion and function

Mirror Test Your Smile:

Look at your smile or your child’s smile in a mirror. If you see the warning signs of a bad bite, we can help you. Give our offices a call!

Top front teeth protrude or are “bucked”
Top front teeth cover more than 25% of the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are biting together
Top front teeth grow in behind the bottom front teeth
A weak chin or a prominent chin
A space exists between the top and bottom front teeth with the back teeth biting together
Crowded, overlapped, misplaced teeth or extra teeth
Some teeth don’t meet at all
Baby teeth falling out too early or very late
The centers of the top and bottom front teeth don’t line up
Often biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
Finger sucking or tongue sucking habit continuing after 6 years of age old
Difficulty chewing or biting with teeth that don’t meet evenly on both sides
Teeth wearing unevenly
Jaws that shift off center when the teeth bite together
Excessive spaces between teeth that persist after the top permanent canine teeth appear
Embarrassing teeth or smile often hidden by hands
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What Makes Our Offices Special:

You are seen on time. We know your time is valuable.

You see the same orthodontist each month who knows what was done at your last visit and what you need next.

You receive personal attention from our orthodontist. We don’t deliver your care in assembly line fashion. We take enormous pride in the relationships we build with our patients and families.

We don’t take shortcuts when planning your treatment. We advise complete diagnostic tests (x-rays, photos and impressions of the teeth) at your consultation when treatment is indicated. There is no substitute for having all the diagnostic information. A lack of information can lead to improper treatment.

You are offered a choice of many payment options. You don’t even have to write a check because we can do it automatically for you if you desire.

You receive care in a stable practice. The same orthodontist, in the same locations for more than 14 years.

Your treatment is “state of the art”. Computer video imaging, cavity fighting adhesives, latex-free elastics and space age low force wires are all available.

Consultation Reservations:

If you would like to request a consultation reservation please call us.

An important part of lifetime planning is the Power of Attorney.

An important part of lifetime planning is the Power of Attorney.

by: Jeffrey Broobin

An important part of lifetime planning is the Power of Attorney. Valid in all states, these documents give one or more persons the power to act on your behalf. The power may be limited to a particular activity (e.g., closing the sale of your home) or general in its application, empowering one or more persons to act on your behalf in a variety of situations. It may take effective immediately or only upon the occurrence of a future event (e.g., a determination that you are unable to act for yourself). The latter are “springing” Powers of Attorney. It may give temporary or continuous, permanent authority to act on your behalf. A power of attorney may be revoked, but most states require written notice of revocation to the person named to act for you. wills - probate law
The person named in a Power of Attorney to act on your behalf is commonly referred to as your “agent” or “attorney-in-fact.” With a valid Power of Attorney, your agent can take any action permitted in the document. Often your agent must present the actual document to invoke the power. For example, if another person is acting on your behalf to sell an automobile, the motor vehicles department generally will require that the Power of Attorney be presented before your agent’s authority to sign the title will be honored. Similarly, an agent who signs documents to buy or sell real property on your behalf must present the Power of Attorney to the title company. The same applies to sale of securities or opening and closing bank accounts. However, your agent generally should not need to present the Power of Attorney when signing checks for you.

Why would anyone give such sweeping authority to another person? One answer is convenience. If you are buying or selling assets and do not wish to appear in person to close the transaction, you may take advantage of a Power of Attorney. Another important reason to use Powers of Attorney is to prepare for situations when you may not be able to act on your own behalf due to absence or incapacity. Such a disability may be temporary (e.g., due to travel, accident, or illness) or it may be permanent.

If you do not have a Power of Attorney and become unable to manage your personal or business affairs, it may become necessary for a court to appoint one or more people to act for you. People appointed in this manner are referred to as guardians, conservators, or committees, depending upon your local state law. If a court proceeding, sometimes known as intervention, is needed, than you may not have the ability to choose the person who will act for you. With A Power of Attorney, you choose who will act and define their authority and its limits, if any.

What if I move? Generally, a Power of Attorney that is valid when you sign it will remain valid even if you change your state of residence. Although it should not be necessary to sign a new Power of Attorney merely because you have moved to a new state, it is a good idea to take the opportunity to update your Power of Attorney.

Will my Power of Attorney expire? Some states used to require renewal of Powers of Attorney for continuing validity. Today, most states permit a “durable” Power of Attorney that remains valid once signed until you die or revoke the document. However, you should periodically meet with your lawyer to revisit a Power of Attorney and consider whether your choice of agent still meets your needs and learn whether developments in state law affect your Power of Attorney. Probate attorney

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