Protruding Teeth (Buck Teeth) – Braces and Invisalign Fixes?

buck teeth

Protruding teeth, often termed buck teeth, can be a source of both physical discomfort and self-consciousness. But why do they happen? The causes are diverse, from genetics to habits like thumb-sucking or prolonged pacifier use. If left untreated it can cause Problems with mouth closure Issues with chewing and speaking Difficulty sleeping and breathing through […]

Lingual Braces For Overbite ( Do They Work?)

Lingual braces

An overbite is a common dental concern that can affect both the function and appearance of your smile. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic treatment have introduced discreet and effective solutions to address this issue. One such solution is lingual braces, an innovative option that offers a unique blend of efficiency and aesthetics. Whether you’re exploring orthodontic […]

Can You Drink Soda With Braces? (We Answer)

Can You Drink Soda With Braces? Occasionally consuming a soft drink like juice, soda, sports drinks, energy drinks or other sugary beverages can be enjoyable, but over-consumption of these highly acidic and sugary drinks not only can cause health problems but can also create permanent damage to your teeth. Drinking these types of beverages can […]

What Is A Board Certified Orthodontist? (We Explain)

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Zaytoun Orthodontics recognizes the significance of staying current with the latest advancements in orthodontics, which is why they prioritize achieving certification from the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). The ABO certification is a prestigious achievement that showcases a practitioner’s dedication to upholding the highest standards of orthodontic care. By undergoing the rigorous evaluation process set […]

What Causes Crossbite, Jaw Pain & TMJ

When individuals experience jaw pain while chewing, it may be a result of a crossbite, which occurs when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned. This misalignment can be caused by various factors, such as poor development of the jaw or habits like thumb sucking. Understanding what causes crossbite is crucial in addressing the issue […]

Can Braces Fix Open Bite? (2024 Guide)

If you are wondering, can braces fix an open bite, the answer is yes! Braces are a common and effective treatment for correcting an open bite. By gradually moving the teeth into proper alignment, braces can help close the gap between the upper and lower front teeth, restoring proper bite function and improving the overall […]

Best Toothbrush For Braces – (Full Breakdown)

Brushing teeth with braces

When searching for the best toothbrush for braces, individuals may feel overwhelmed by the options available. It is important to consider the unique needs of braces when selecting a toothbrush. Key Considerations When selecting a toothbrush for braces, there are several key factors to consider: Bristle Type: Look for a toothbrush with soft or extra-soft […]

Smoothie Recipes Perfect For Patients in Orthodontic Treatment

Here are some some easy-to-follow smoothie recipes for when you want to add a fun and delicious addition to your diet while in orthodontic treatment! Peanut Butter and Banana Meal Smoothie In a blender add: 1/2 of a medium banana 1/2 cup quick oats 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter ( not natural) ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

What Do Invisible Braces Cost For Patients in Raleigh, Cary, or garner

Invisible braces, or the more technical term, aligners, have been growing in popularity with patients in the Raleigh, Cary and Garner areas for the last several years. Invisalign, which is the most reliable, credible and cutting-edge aligner technology on the market today, is the leader for invisible braces with teens and adults alike. Invisalign is […]

Third Generation Zaytoun Doctor Joins Zaytoun Orthodontics as Newest Orthodontist

Headshot of Dr. Mary Lanier Zaytoun

  Zaytoun orthodontics is excited to announce the addition of our very own Dr. Mary Lanier Zaytoun to the team. Dr. Mary Lanier, daughter of Dr. Henry Jr., niece to Dr. Mary Paula, and granddaughter to Dr. Henry Sr., is thrilled to be following in the family footsteps as the third generation Zaytoun orthodontist. Dr. […]