Not All Kids Are Happy Wearing Braces

Unhappy Orthodontic Patient Rochester and Pittsford NYNot all kids are happy about wearing braces, especially teens. If teeth are slow erupting, a problem develops during a pubertal growth spurt, permanent teeth don’t erupt properly, or finances were an issue, your child may not be a happy camper. Wearing braces between the ages of 11-14 is the most common age for treatment and normally the age of least resistance in most cases. However, after that, be prepared for opposition.

Your first discussion sets the stage for how your child accepts or rejects the news they require treatment at the orthodontic practice of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS. Allowing your apprehension and fears to surface can impact how your child responds. Read more on Not All Kids Are Happy Wearing Braces…

Encouraging Kids To Eat Healthy

Family EatingBusy lifestyles and a multitude of distractions make it very difficult for kids and families today to eat a meal together. Most of us at the orthodontic offices of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS often find ourselves eating on the run between busy work schedules, dance lessons, sports practices and games, school activities, karate lessons … the list is endless. Not to mention how difficult it is to steer our kids away from the distractions of computer games and TV. Read more on Encouraging Kids To Eat Healthy…

5 Tips For Braces During Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can be a “nightmare” waiting to happen if patients are damaging appliances when eating the wrong treats. Watch this video put out a few years ago by the American Association of Orthodontics with additional “Halloween Brace Tips” for consumers that still very much apply today!

At the orthodontic practice of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS we love Halloween!! However, we feel it is important to educate parents and patients of the potential problems that can occur if orthodontic patients don’t pay attention to our foods to avoid list. All we ask is you make smart choices when choosing the candy you choose to eat.Read more on 5 Tips For Braces During Halloween…

Braces And Nail Biting – Does Orthodontics Break The Habit?

Nail biting and bracesSome parents at our orthodontic practice ask if stopping a child’s nail biting habit is another positive effect of orthodontic treatment. Since nail biting can be harmful to braces by breaking brackets and bending wires that delays treatment, Dr. Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS feels that finding ways to curtail the habit is in our patient’s best interest. Read more on Braces And Nail Biting – Does Orthodontics Break The Habit?…