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Archive for October, 2011

Talking about Multi-Disciplinary Dental Treatment with Dr. Cohen

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

In this video, Fort Wayne and Churubusco orthodontist, Dr. Ron Cohen, introduces and explains the term “Multi-Disciplinary Dental Team.”

When entering orthodontic treatment, some patients need additional extensive dental treatments, whether it is implants, jaw surgery, gum tissue reconstructing, or some other treatment. Dr. Cohen and other doctors in the Fort Wayne, Churubusco, and Columbia City area work together in order to complete treatment on these patients. While some patients decided on basic treatment, there are those patients who choose the more extensive treatment plan. The doctors involved in this type of treatment could include the patient’s general dentist, Dr. Cohen as the orthodontist, and sometimes an oral surgeon and/or a periodontist.

Let Dr. Cohen help you choose the orthodontic treatment that is right for your unique goals and needs. Call Cohen Orthodontics today!

What’s the difference between Orthodontists and Dentists?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

While there are many similarities between dentists and orthodontists there are some important differences. In this video, Fort Wayne and Churubusco orthodontist, Dr. Ron Cohen, discusses those differences and explains why you should see an orthodontist for treatment that involves significant movement of your teeth.

Let Dr. Cohen help you choose the orthodontic treatment that is right for your unique goals and needs. Call Cohen Orthodontics today!

Braces 101 with Cohen Orthodontics

Friday, October 14th, 2011

If you ever sustain damage to your braces and need to call Dr. Ron Cohen, he can help you more effectively if you can tell him exactly which piece is in trouble! Here’s a handy diagram and corresponding list of all the parts that make up your braces.

Elastic Tie: Tiny rubber band that fits around the bracket to hold the archwire in place.

Archwire: The main wire that acts as a track to guide the teeth along. It’s changed periodically throughout treatment, as teeth move to their new positions.

Loop in Archwire: Frequently used for closing space left by an extraction. Many archwires don’t have a loop.

Bracket: Small attachment that holds the archwire in place. Most often, a bracket is cemented directly onto the tooth’s surface, eliminating the need for a band.

Headgear Tube: Round, hollow attachment on the back bands. The inner bow of the headgear fits into it.

Coil Spring:
Fits between brackets and over archwire to open space between teeth.

Tie Wire: Fine wire that is twisted around the bracket to hold the archwire in place.

Band: A thin ring of metal fitted around a tooth and cemented in place. The band provides a way to attach the brackets to the tooth.

Hook: Welded or removable arm to which elastics (rubber bands) are attached.

Elastic (Rubber Band): Small rubber band that is hooked between different points on the appliance to provide pressure to move the teeth.

Hope this helps! Give our Fort Wayne or Churubusco office call if you have any questions!

Cohen Orthodontics Celebrates National Orthodontic Health Month!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Many people ask our team at Cohen Orthodontics how the words Orthodontic and Health relate to each other. Did you know that long-term gum infection (from partially erupted wisdom teeth or crooked teeth you just can’t keep clean) can lead to heart disease, hardening of the arteries, stroke, and other systemic infections? So when our patients ask for straight teeth, the real reason is because the straighter the teeth the healthier you can be because it is easier to keep clean. Of course they look nicer, too!

With October being National Orthodontic Health Month we recognize the benefits of orthodontic treatment in the overall health of you, the patient. We are more than just braces!

Halloween brings special challenges to Dr. Cohen and others in the orthodontic profession. The sticky candy sticks around the braces and feeds the bacteria both on the outside and on the inside of the gums. Additionally, those hard candies sure make broken braces more common – Halloween is not one of the orthodontist’s favorite holidays!

That is why we are sponsoring a Halloween Candy Buy-Back program – exchange your candy for bucks. You can then get something that will be healthier and won’t break your braces; it is a win-win for both of us.

If you visit our association’s website there are many suggestions for a safe and orthodontic-friendly Halloween. You will find the candy that is OK to cool recipes that are healthier and braces-friendly.

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