Did you know, nearly 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are adults? With more and more adults seeking orthodontic treatment, it’s no surprise that there's an increase in patients looking for more aesthetically pleasing (or "invisible") option. But, good news! There are more invisible options than just Invisalign or other plastic aligners! The 21st century has blessed us with lingual braces, brackets on the inside of the teeth. Not only are these brackets "invisible" but they tend to move teeth faster, and more efficiently than aligners OR traditional braces! The latest in lingual brackets is a company named Inbrace. We here at Miller Orthodontics were the first to offer Inbrace and recently provided training for other doctors from [...]
A nice smile is the first thing many see in photos and selfies posted on any social media. Filters enhance skin tone, eyes are brightened/enlarged, however a natural smile is difficult to enhance on an app! Recently, many at home/Do It Yourself smile companies have popped up, creating many questions that we hope to answer in this post! Aligners Move Teeth Accurately....(If The Right Conditions [...]
Lately 3D printing and the dental industry go together like peanut butter and jelly—and with strides being made one after another for 3D printing technology and materials in areas like dentures, different orthodontics, surgical procedures, and implants, you can be assured with innovations for the dental field, both Dr Miller’s will be working to ensure that you can enjoy those peanut butter and jelly crackers, sandwiches, and much more exciting fare for a long time to come—as well as pleasing us all with your dazzling smile. As a leader in providing professional grade 3D printers to the dental industry, EnvisionTEC is in the business of helping dentists keep the teeth [...]
The history of the Orthodontic Angle Society is one that is rich from top to bottom. It is pertinent to take a look at its history inside and out to find the true meaning of its value to orthodontics in the past and present. This society is named after Dr. Angle who was the founder of it and has become a renowned name in the world of orthodontics at the turn of the last century. His inventions have become the foundation for how orthodontics work right now. Without his inventive mind, orthodontics might never have been what it is today. Here is a detailed look at the history behind this [...]
There are many conditions that can cause sleep apnea and snoring. One of these conditions, snoring malocclusion tongue posture, is a muscle disorder that affects the face, specifically the mouth, jaw, and the lips. It is believed that malocclusion is prevalent in as many as 81 percent of children who display speech problems. It can also affect their sleep by causing a form of sleep apnea. Many researchers believe it is caused by ill fitting pacifiers and bottle nipples in infancy. It may also be caused by thumb sucking and a forward tongue posture when swallowing. Although orthodontists are divided on the actual cause, they all agree that it can [...]
If you want to learn more about accelerated teen Invisalign™ and clear braces in Park City, this is the place to be. Figuring out what it takes to get what you need for a great price is always a smart plan. This can make a big difference in how a teen perceives themselves and can help with dental health problems. When people get traditional braces, they’re not able to eat anything they want. The great thing about the teen version of the Invisalign™ or Clear Correct™ product is that you can remove the aligners before eating. There aren’t any rubber bands or other annoying things in your [...]
Have you often wondered if diet changes while kids wear braces? What about the effects of sugar and acid not only on kids teeth but their general health? Click on the following link and prepare yourself for an interesting glimpse of diet changes recently reported. Which are the Worst Foods for Kids?
Recently, Dr. Robert Miller took a small group of Trailside Elementary students from Park City Utah, to see how Orthodontic Braces or brackets are made. Traditionally brackets are cast like jewelry, however the precision and accuracy are limited. Opal Orthodontics which is a subsidiary of Ultradent in West Jordan Utah now fabricates braces like watch parts, using Swiss watch micro-milling machines. Watch this close up video of a watch being constructed using extremely small and accurate parts. swiss milling watch making These students include Dr Miller’s son, Ronan, Wyatt B and Jake D, all from Trailside Elementary school in Park City Utah. Trailside students watching how Braces are made [...]
Recently, both Doctors had the privilege to share their knowledge of orthodontists to 700 orthodontists and staff from all over south east Asia, Australia and Europe. They discussed several topics such as Class II correctors, bonding techniques and materials from right here in Utah! Since his initial work with the Flip Lock™ Herbst, Dr. Miller has been an innovator in several other areas of orthodontics. He has lectured throughout the world to many orthodontists seeking creative new ideas to better serve their patients, and currently enjoys lecturing to orthodontic residents throughout the US. His current lecture topics are precision bracket placement, temporary anchorage devices (TAD’s), Class II correctors (Esprit™), office [...]
This was an all day conference in Montreal Canada Sept 6th 2014. Dr Miller was one of for invited speakers to discuss his contributions and accelerated treatment methodologies.