Entries by Dr. Lucas McGuire

Uses for Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is much like physical therapy, but instead of exercising your arms and legs, you learn to exercise the muscles that support your face, mouth, and tongue. There are many applications for myofunctional therapy, including helping you sleep better at night. Your orthodontist in Solon, OH, can give you more information on the many ways […]

Introduction to Airway Orthodontics

Airway Orthodontics is a branch of orthodontia that focuses on improving the way we breathe. It can be especially beneficial for adults who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It’s also helpful for children who are at risk of developing sleep apnea. OSA has been linked to conditions such as learning disability, heart disease, […]

Common Orthodontic Problems in Kids

  Regular dental care is important for adults because it helps maintain a healthy, beautiful smile and prevents chronic dental conditions. However, it may be even more important for our pediatric patients. Young children need regular trips to the dentist for early detection of many common orthodontic issues. Your pediatric orthodontist in Solon, OH, can […]

3 Common Issues Treated by Orthodontists

Orthodontists are amazingly skilled at gently manipulating the teeth and bite, moving all elements into their proper positions. Through their care techniques, your oral health and overall quality of life can dramatically improve. You may need to see an orthodontist if you have any bite or tooth alignment irregularities, especially if they are causing difficulty […]

What You Should Know About OrthoPulse

Braces and aligners help straighten teeth and correct jaw alignment problems, but it takes time to get the results you want. This means having to come in for several appointments until your treatment is done. With OrthoPulse, you can shorten the amount of time you’ll need to wear an orthodontic appliance overall. Learn more about […]

Adult Braces Options

There has never been a better time to get your teeth straightened. The number of orthodontic options available has increased dramatically from when you were a kid and saw your friends wearing those heavy metal bands across their teeth. Today’s orthodontists have a myriad of solutions available for adults who want to improve their smile […]

5 Things to Know About Invisalign

Millions of people have achieved the straight teeth of their dreams thanks to Invisalign technology. Old-fashioned braces did the job just fine, but many people are uncomfortable with traditional braces because they’re so obvious. Adults working in professional fields, for instance, need to cultivate a polished, understated appearance and may, therefore, prefer Invisalign over other […]

When is the Right Time for Braces?

The decision to get braces for your children or for your own teeth can raise concerns about the timing. When should you consider braces as an adult? Is there an ideal time to get braces for your children? By clarifying the ideal timing, you will be able to discuss your options with our dentist to […]