So you’re tired of your crooked smile and/or mismatched jaw, but don’t know what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you? The two top contenders — Invisalign in Santa Clarita CA and traditional braces — come with their own set of pros and cons. Braces How it works: Small brackets are strategically ...
May 20, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
For years, if you wanted to have that picture perfect smile you had endure the dreaded metal mouth. Thankfully, times they are a changin’ with the help of Invisalign. Unlike the unsightly and painful metal braces of yore, Invisalign offers patients an affordable alternative. How does Invisalign work? By using advance ...
May 11, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces? If you are a teen and you are constantly called “rabbit teeth” or “Dracula” because your teeth protrude, then you will do just about anything to stop the ridicule. Many adults feel self conscious too, because of the effect their smile has ...
May 8, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Are you an adult who is considering getting braces? Perhaps you’ve had them before, but over the years that dental work has been reversed. Or maybe you’ve never had any orthodontic work done, but are considering braces for the first time. In either case, Gilbertson & LeCornu Orthodontics can help you ...
May 5, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
As school ends and summer begins, it can be easy to lose discipline with our diets. And when you’re wearing braces, you already know to avoid crunchy and chewy foods, but it’s also important to be mindful about beverages. Whether you say soda or pop, it’s all sugary carbonation. And ...
April 30, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Most of our patients are excited to get braces because they know that a beautiful smile awaits. But we certainly understand the anticipation that comes with waiting to get them off. Depending on your individual circumstances, treatment may take up to two years or more, and we know that time ...
April 27, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the first day of Winter is just around the corner! We are in the thick of the holiday season, and that typically means eating larger meals, accompanied by endless snacking. No matter which holiday you celebrate, we all have certain treats and snacks we ...
April 16, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Give Yourself Time to Settle in! If you notice that your teeth and mouth are sore when you first get your braces, this is perfectly normal. As frustrating as this can be, don’t be discouraged because we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! To alleviate pain, try dissolving one ...
April 13, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
When the time comes for your child to get braces, readying yourself with these helpful tips will make the process much smoother. Since so many tweens have braces these days, your child will very likely be excited to get them because their friends have them. However, it’s not uncommon for them ...
April 10, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu
Kids can be picky, and this quirk often occurs at mealtime. How many times has your child tried to feed their greens to the dog waiting anxiously under the table? If that ever-elusive “recommended daily allowance” of fruits and vegetables is a chore, our orthodontist and team understand that. Add ...
March 27, 2017Dr. Megan LeCornu