April 15th, 2014
If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation at Drs. Bernard & Eimer Orthodontics. During the consultation we will actively listen to your concerns and address all of your questions, as well as discuss a treatment options that would best suit you or your child's situation.
Here are the top five questions that most patients want answered during their initial orthodontic consultation:
- Can I benefit from orthodontic treatment, and if so, how long will it take?
- How frequently will my appointments be scheduled?
- Can I expect any pain when getting braces? (Ask our doctors about the ways we address pain management).
- Will I need to have teeth extracted, headgear, expansion appliance, etc.?
- How much will it cost and what payment options do you offer?
Visit our website for more answers to your questions prior to your initial consultation. Our team at Drs. Bernard & Eimer Orthodontics are happy to answer all your questions and concerns, and excited to explain all aspects of your treatment plan, as well as the expected outcome. We believe your orthodontic experience should be comfortable, hassle-free, and most importantly, leave you with the smile you've always wanted.
April 8th, 2014
If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment, we think that’s wonderful! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months, or as recommended, in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing. (And visiting Drs. Bernard & Eimer Orthodontics for regular adjustments, of course.)
Dental checkups are crucial for maintaining good oral health. Your general dentist can check for problems that might not be seen or felt, detect cavities and early signs of tooth decay, as well as catch and treat oral health problems early. During an oral exam, your dentist can also check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. Checkups will also include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing.
If you have not been to the dentist in the last six months, let us know during your next adjustment visit and we will provide a few great references in the North Canton area!
April 1st, 2014
It's springtime and it's again time to remind our patients at Drs. Bernard and Eimer Orthodontics to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.
If you are planning on participating in spring sports, it’s imperative to have a proper-fitting mouthguard. Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, jaw fractures, mouth lacerations and even concussions.
Having a mouthguard can make the difference between losing your teeth or not, and because many of our patients who play high school sports have jaws that are still growing, last year’s mouthguard may no longer fit as it should. Our team at Drs. Bernard and Eimer Orthodontics can fit you for a new guard.
To learn more about mouthguards or for general questions about your treatment at our office, please give us a call!
March 25th, 2014
The General Practice Residency at Mercy Hospital accepts 5 dentists each year to learn more about each phase of dentistry in a hospital setting before going out into private practice or specialty training. The Mercy Program is now in its seventh year and Dr. Bernard has been the “orthodontic teacher” for all of those 7 years. Both Dr. Bernard and Dr. Morgan go down to the Mercy dental clinic once a month and give a talk on the diagnosis and treatment of faces, smiles, and crooked teeth with braces, appliances and removable devices. The 5 dental residents are shown ways to diagnose facial deformities, growth problems, and tooth eruption problems. They learn when and why to refer a patient to an orthodontic specialist for comprehensive treatment of jaw problems or serious malocclusions.
One month of the year- long residency is spent in Dr. Bernard and Morgan’s office watching the way an orthodontic practice works and learning techniques that they can incorporate into their practice. Very little orthodontic education is given in dental school so these residents are ahead of the game when they leave in June to begin their first dental practice. More and more states are requiring dentists to take a residency program after dental school because of the limited training they get in the specialties in the school curriculum.
Dr. Bernard also teaches practice management to the orthodontic residents at Ohio State each winter. Teaching young dentists and orthodontists is both fun and rewarding after 42 years of experience.