By Dr. Robert Sunstein, The Sunny Smile Specialist It’s no secret that Julia Roberts has stolen the hearts of millions with her beautiful trademark smile. In a recent article at the Huffington Post, the famous grin is chronicled through movie roles ranging from her debut 1988 film, “Mystic Pizza” all the way to her more [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, Carmel Valley & La Jolla Orthodontist Orthodontic braces straighten teeth and make smiles more beautiful. But according to the latest news, we can thank celebrities like Tom Cruise and even Kate Middleton for making braces not only popular in terms of aesthetics but as cultural cues as well. Braces –and good [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, La Jolla & Carmel Valley Orthodontics Specialist Now that summer has drawn to a close and the fall season is here, we welcome all La Jolla students back to school. ‘Tis the season for backpacks, school books, pencils, new shoes and… braces! As we gear up for the academic season, many [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, La Jolla & Carmel Valley Orthodontist Whether a child wants to feel self-assured now or later into adulthood, orthodontic braces can boost confidence and even help them feel more popular according to the latest research. In an article published at the Daily Mail, studies show that youngsters who are fitted with [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, Orthodontist in Carmel Valley & La Jolla We all know that smiling conveys a sense of optimism and happiness – it’s a reflection of the positive way we feel inside. But did you know that your smile is also a key indicator to your personality? According to a new report published [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, La Jolla, Carmel Valley Orthodontist It used to be that orthodontic braces were most common among middle and high school students. But these days, children are the new face of orthodontics. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, all children should receive an orthodontic screening by age 7 – prompting a [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, Orthodontics in Carmel Valley & La Jolla With summer break just weeks away, kids and parents are quickly filling their calendars with things to do – from causal beach days to road trips, vacations, poolside fun and everything in between. But did you know that summer is one of the best [...]
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, The Sunny Smile Specialist When it comes to your child’s confidence, nothing speaks louder than a beautiful, straight smile. And it goes without saying that your child can have an attractive smile well into adulthood with the use of orthodontic braces. But as many parents can attest, finding a way to [...]
The first day of summer is just around the bend, bringing with it a glorious sefull ason full of lazy beach days, barbeques and endless sunshine. But in addition to all that summer fun, parents may also want to consider scheduling an orthodontics exam for their kids – and getting a head start on better oral health. When it comes to orthodontics for children, summer is by far the most convenient time of year to begin treatment. Free from the complications of school year scheduling and extracurricular activities, kids can complete up to a quarter of their treatment time before school starts in the fall – and begin the new year well on their way to straighter, healthier teeth.
When it comes to orthodontic care, many parents may wonder when to get braces for kids. After all, in previous generations, it was common to wait until patients were almost in their teens – anywhere from age 12 to 14 – to discuss the need for dental braces. But now, the American Association of Orthodontists is recommending age 7 as the ideal time to begin considering orthodontic treatment options for young patients. Why so early? It turns out that the sooner orthodontists intervene, the better chance they have to preempt misalignment — and instead guide proper tooth and jaw development in a safe, natural way.