Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Orthodontic Safety Tips

Summer vacation has finally arrived, which marks the beginning of fun activities, such as camp, sports and various other forms of excitement. Here are a few seasonal tips:

  1. If you have braces, make sure that your mouthguard is not a custom fit mouthguard. Wearing a custom fit mouthguard could restrict the amount of tooth movement, and delay progress. We have mouthguards specific to orthodontic treatment for our patients.  Please call or stop in if you need one, and we would be happy to provide you with the correct size.
  2. If you are in Invisalign treatment, you still need to wear a mouthguard as aligners are not meant to protect your teeth from injury.
  3. Along with all the fun sports and other activities are the wonderful summer cookouts; and what is a cookout without delicious corn on the cob? You can still enjoy fresh, summer corn, just cut it off the cob first! With all the hot weather, ice cubes also become very tempting to crunch on. Please remember that the pressure created from biting into an ice cube is enough pressure to break a bracket right off of your tooth!
  4. Finally, sports drinks are bad for your teeth due to the high sugar content. To make sure you stay hydrated this summer, drink plenty of cool, refreshing water.
Keep in mind that treatment and care for your braces is only temporary, but your beautiful smile will last a lifetime!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of our Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics team members.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Near and Far

Just as sports fans arrive in Indianapolis to watch the Indianapolis 500 and the Indiana Pacers, Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics has fans that come from all over the country.

Patients seek treatment at Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics due to our doctors' unique treatment sequences, and appointment intervals that are beneficial to patients and parents. Our patients are also fans of the excellent orthodontic results that we create. Just one more reason that Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is "Smiles above the rest."

Thursday, May 16, 2013


 Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is a proud supporter of our home town team, the Indiana Pacers, and would like to wish them GOOD LUCK tonight!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

How can I help prevent white marks on my teeth around my brackets?

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics recommends Colgate PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus to all our patients during orthodontic treatment. PreviDent 5000 is a gel formula toothpaste used 1 time a day. This gel formulas helps prevent the white lesions around the brackets. If you have any questions about PreviDent 5000, please contact any one of our Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics team members.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Straightening Teeth Without Braces

Most people are now aware of the fact that some orthodontic treatment can be performed with clear aligners, instead of braces.  Invisalign, of course, is the brand name that most people are familiar with, because the company advertises in a wide variety of venues, including electronic and social media.  What most people don't know is that there are other types of aligners, as well, and some of those may be more cost effective than Invisalign.  Any decision about what type of aligners might be appropriate for a particular patient can be determined during a consultation, and Dr. Sondhi and Dr. Biggs would be able to give you a preliminary idea about what your options with aligner therapy would be.

So, if you always wanted to know if any improvement in the alignment of your teeth might be possible without braces, please let any of our Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics team members know, and they will schedule a consultation appointment for you.  At that time, we can also give you a preliminary estimate of what the cost of treatment might be, depending on which type of aligner system might be appropriate for your treatment.