Alert – The Danger of Gap Bands to Close Space
The world wide web places information about everything right at our fingertips. You can find instructions on how to do just about anything, even minor orthodontics. Unfortunately, those instructions rarely review the risks and potential negative sequelae. Case in point is this blog post from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Believe it or not, a rubber band placed around the front teeth to close a space can migrate towards the root and become embedded underneath the gum. In the case shown in the blog post, the patient actually lost their front teeth from this. This is just one example of potential negative consequences of “self remedies” for orthodontic problems. At bare minimum, it never hurts to have a complimentary consultation to see if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Humphries Orthodontics Wins the City of Artesia Beautification Award
Did you know that Humphries Orthodontics just recently won the City of Artesia beautification award for our office in Artesia. Above is a photo of Erica accepting our award at a recent city council meeting.
We are very proud to have won this award considering all the work that has been put into our office since remodeling in the Spring of 2012. Please check out our beautiful plaque in the reception area of our office. Again, we would like to thank the City of Artesia for recognizing our office!