Want to win an iPod touch? Enter our pumpkin carving contest! How about making some money off of your Halloween candy? Dr. Papandreas is doing a Candy Buy Back program for up to five pounds of Halloween candy per patient!Read more on Halloween Happenings at Papandreas Orthodontics…

At Papandreas Orthodontics we want all our patients to have fun at Halloween. It’s all about decorations, costumes, and having a good time. But we also want to make sure you don’t have any problems with your orthodontic appliances when enjoying your Halloween goodies. Watch the video below to find out how.

The video offer patients and moms some great ideas on what sweets you can make for those wearing braces to prevent damage caused by chewy, sticky, hard, and crunching goodies. The video was created by the Food Network and the American Association of Orthodontics. Find out what kids of all ages can eat without breaking wires and brackets before and after Halloween. Read more on Some Halloween No No’s – No Chewy, Sticky, Hard and Crunchy…

Orthodontic Health Month 2013You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile builds self-esteem, confidence, and influences how you present yourself to the world. Orthodontic treatment, no matter what age, is an investment in the future.

At Papandreas Orthodontics our goal is to spread the word in North Royalton, Strongsville and Hinckley OH that October is National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Orthodontics is for people of all ages.Read more on Celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October with a Your Healthy Smile…

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.” -Mark Twain

Do Wisdom Teeth cause crowding of your front teeth?

How many times have you heard this? Did you know this all started after a paper was written on by an orthodontist over 50 years ago?

In 1961, orthodontist Dr. Leroy Vego, published an article, "A Longitudinal Study of Mandibular Arch Perimeter" which examined the role of wisdom teeth on lower front tooth crowding. This study was run over six years with patients from ages 13 to 19. He reported that there was a significantly greater degree of crowding in patients with wisdom teeth. Dr. Vego concluded: "that the erupting lower third molar can exert a force on approximating teeth."

Wisdom teeth eruption by age

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