Is This Space Taken?

Missing teeth Everyone wants a full, toothy smile, but some people are missing teeth through no fault of their own. Whenever you see a person missing teeth, you probably assume that they have lost them somewhere along the line, either through an accident or neglect. However, that is not always true.

At the orthodontic offices of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS we sometimes see patients that are missing teeth because they failed to develop due to a family hereditary condition. Other times, the “missing” tooth isn’t really missing at all; it’s hidden underneath bone and gum tissue because it’s blocked or impacted by other teeth. In either situation, space must be created or closed, depending upon circumstances, to improve the bite and aesthetics. If not, then other teeth will gradually drift into the spaces, creating a bite problem and misalign teeth. Luckily, both problems can be treated with orthodontics. Read more on Is This Space Taken?…

Why Do So Many Kids And Adults Need Orthodontic Treatment Today?

Orthodontics todayAt Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS orthodontic offices some parents ask us… “Why are so many kids and adults wearing braces today?”

Orthodontic Studies report 70 percent of the US population could benefit from having their teeth and jaws realigned with orthodontic treatment. Ancient ancestors had perfect teeth and bites, as evidenced by fossil records. Then, about 10,000 years ago, malocclusions (bad bites) seem to have become more prevalent. Why? Human growth patterns saw teeth and jaws fail to accommodate teeth and jaw development as different ethnic and genetic backgrounds began to live together and populate.Read more on Why Do So Many Kids And Adults Need Orthodontic Treatment Today?…

Tracing The “Model T” Of Braces | From Soldered To Invisible

Model T of braces Lincoln NEHave you ever wondered just how long braces have been around and how they have come to be the way they are today? As far back as 500 B.C., Greek scholars such as Hippocrates and Aristotle have thought about ways to straighten teeth, but no progress was made in the field until the early 1900’s. Though orthodontics is less than a hundred years old, amazing progress has been made in this relatively short period of time, especially at the orthodontic offices of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS.Read more on Tracing The “Model T” Of Braces | From Soldered To Invisible…

Why Choose Early Orthodontic Treatment With A Palatal Expander?

palatal expanderEveryone who visits the orthodontic practice of Rebecca H. Hohl DDS MS wants to flash a perfect smile. However not everyone is born with perfectly straight teeth. Many subtle problems go unnoticed when checking out someone’s smile. Crooked teeth are more obvious, but how your teeth fit together is just as important when creating a great smile and orthodontic result over the long haul for good dental health. Read more on Why Choose Early Orthodontic Treatment With A Palatal Expander?…