Have you noticed that it seems now to be fewer kids with braces in high school and more in elementary school? That’s because more and more dental professionals and families are recognizing the benefits of early orthodontic treatment in children as young as 7 or 8 years old. While early … [Read more...]
GOT BRACES? HERE ARE SOME ORTHODONTIC-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING FOODS!
Thanksgiving ranks as one of our favorite holidays here at Bocage Orthodontics at KB Smiles! The chance to gather with family and friends to enjoy some home cooking is why this time of year has such a magical quality. Of course, for our patients wearing braces in Key Biscayne, Florida the … [Read more...]
How to choose the right Halloween Treats while wearing braces
Many treats can cause a mess for trick-or-treaters with braces, clear aligners or other orthodontic appliances. These treats can potentially cause damage that may prolong treatment. This is why Dr. Virginia Bocage is providing tips for trick-or-treaters who are undergoing orthodontic treatment. … [Read more...]
Back to School with Braces!
If your child or teen got braces this summer here’s what you need to know before they go back to school: 1. Make sure they have a braces care kit in their backpack. What is a braces care kit? It’s a case with the necessary items to keep your child braces clean and comfortable during the … [Read more...]
Early/Phase I Treatment
First Phase Treatment: The foundation for a lifetime of beautiful teeth. The goal of Early or Phase I treatment is to develop the jaw size in order to accommodate all the permanent teeth and to relate the upper and lower jaws to each other. Children occasionally exhibit early signs … [Read more...]