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We know you have questions about orthodontics — treatments, products, dental issues, etc. We're here to give you those answers. Our blogs are created to answer some of your common questions about who we are, what we do, and how we do it. 

June 6, 2021
What Does Being A Board Certified Orthodontist Mean?

All orthodontists must be licensed to practice, but at this time only 1 in 3 orthodontists have continued on to complete Board Certification. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification process signifies a unique achievement—a significant step beyond the two to three years of advanced education required for a dentist to become a specialist in orthodontics. The process requires the orthodontist to demonstrate actual accomplishments in patient care with detailed case reports on the treatment provided for a broad range of patient problems. Board certification is a voluntary achievement that all orthodontists do not choose to pursue. In order to become board certified by the ABO, an individual orthodontist is thoroughly interviewed by a highly respected panel of examiners to demonstrate their orthodontic knowledge, clinical skills and judgment.

May 23, 2021
Taking Care of Your Braces

You will notice that it is much harder to keep your teeth clean with braces. Food becomes caught in the brackets and between your teeth and can only be removed by brushing and flossing. If plaque remains on the teeth for any time, it can leave a permanent white scar on the surface. Brushing after meals should become part of your daily schedule. Use a soft toothbrush and brush at a 45-degree angle on the tooth circularly, below, and above the brackets.

May 3, 2021
Sacks Orthodontics In The Media

Dr. Eric Sacks is proud to have appeared in many local publications!

"One of the few board-certified orthodontic specialists in the area, Dr. Eric Sacks combines advanced, proven treatments with years of skillful care to create exceptional patient experiences and beautiful, customized smiles."

April 30, 2021
How Long Does Treatment With Invisalign Take?

The beauty of the Invisalign treatment is that it slowly shifts and straightens your teeth using various sets of plastic aligner trays without traditional metal braces. These trays are removable, thin, and clear, which makes them essentially unnoticeable. What was once the only way to straighten your teeth is now a thing of the past, and you can carry on living your life without having to deal with bulky, metal braces in your mouth 24/7. Although Invisalign treatment times can vary, they take about 12 to 18 months to complete, with the first signs of results showing in as early as a few weeks. Can you imagine a straighter smile in just a few weeks from wearing lightweight plastic over your teeth?

April 3, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

Retainers are appliances used to keep your teeth straight once your orthodontic appliances have been removed. Some retainers are cemented in place, but most are removable. The type of retainer you have been given has been chosen and designed specifically for you! Without retainers, your teeth will move back to the way they were before you received orthodontic treatment. We worked hard as a team to get your teeth straight. Let's work as a team to keep them that way!

March 22, 2021
Eating With Braces: Dos & Don'ts

Eating proper foods, minimizing sugar intake, and getting enough sleep are essential during orthodontic treatment.

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