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24/Jun/2018

Parents sought help from Dr. Frost to correct their young daughter’s top and bottom teeth.

When Sarah arrived at Frost Orthodontics, she was suffering from severe dental crowding of the upper teeth. As this is a very common problem in children her age, we knew that braces were the right orthodontic treatment. We were prepared to provide high quality results as we have done so many times before for children and young adults all across St. Louis!

Two of her upper teeth were removed in order to establish a normal bite and to better align the teeth. Braces were then applied and well-maintained over the course of her treatment, which lasted little more than a year and a half.

Here was Sarah before starting treatment:

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… and here she is after the braces were removed!

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What a result! Sarah is very happy with her newly transformed smile, and all thanks to her parents seeking help from Dr. Frost early on.

Early intervention is important when making the decision to fix your child’s teeth. A straight smile not only looks nice, which can help boost your child’s self esteem, it also makes it easier to take care of them.

There’s a reason why braces have always been associated with early teen years (sometimes even younger and younger). This is because children and young adults are in the optimal braces stage due to the fact that they are still growing. Your child should be brought in around this age because their jawbones are softer and more malleable, often requiring less time to straighten teeth than older individuals.

Correct your child’s smile now so they won’t have to worry about issues down the line, such as worsening dental crowding, gum disease, early loss of teeth, and more. Now is the time to contact our office and schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Frost and his team. After examining your child’s unique situation, we will be able to determine whether the child is a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, as well as provide a time and cost estimate.

Contact us now!


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24/Jun/2018

Parents who were concerned with their daughter’s deep overbite and misaligned teeth took the 12 year old girl to Frost Orthodontics in Creve Coeur. They were confident that Dr. Frost and his staff could effectively straighten Lee Anna’s teeth while correcting other aesthetic problems.

After examination and cultivating the appropriate records, braces were the agreed upon method. With the support of her parents, Lee Anna began treatment on the upper teeth to help take care of the deep overbite. Then, after about three months, the lower braces were placed.

Once both the upper and lower teeth were aligned, Lee Anna wore rubber bands to help reduce her overbite. Over the course of 24 months of orthodontic treatment, her teeth were becoming straighter and straighter!

Here was Lee Anna’s teeth before starting treatment:

…and here is Lee Anna’s smile following the treatment:

Lee Anna received excellent results! She is a happy young lady with a completely transformed, dazzling smile, thanks to Dr. Frost and his team!

Does your child have an overbite, underbite, or misaligned teeth? Consider braces for the correction of common dental problems. It is up to you to help get your child started on the path to straight teeth that they can be proud of—that way, they will never have to hide that wonderful smile you love!

Call our office to schedule a free consultation where we can determine if your child is a candidate for orthodontic treatment. After a personalized review and answering any questions either you or the child has, we will provide the cost and time estimate that it will take to correct the child’s teeth.

Our team is proud to provide thorough, personalized care in a friendly environment. We welcome people and families of all ages to get the smile they’ve always wanted! Contact us now to learn more!


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For all types of sports, athletes depend on mouthguards to protect their teeth. Whether you’re playing basketball or a high contact sport like football, a mouthguard is a good investment. However, many athletes choose standard mouthguards they can boil and bite to fit to their mouth, and while they work well if you’re on a budget, they don’t offer the same benefits as a custom mouthguard.

Here are some reasons a custom fit mouthguard provides you an advantage as an athlete and an individual looking to protect their teeth.

More Comfort

The problem with a mouthguard you form fit at home is that it might fit better than a standard guard you simply take off the shelf and wear, but it still may not fit as well as custom fit mouthguards that a dental professional can fit for you in an office.

Moreover, the process involved in creating a boil and bite mouthguard uses thermoplastic materials that may thin out, compromising the protection the mouthguard is designed to provide as you fit it to your teeth. A custom fit mouthguard doesn’t have the same problems.

Better Oxygen Flow

Maximizing your breathing is important to every athlete regardless if your sport requires endurance fitness like soccer or short bursts of energy like football. Wearing a mouthguard custom fit to your tooth structure will help you breathe better than a standard mouthguard or a boil and bite guard because it’s designed to protect your teeth, not constrict your activity.

Customized for the Sport

While many mouthguards protect the top teeth only, a custom fit mouthguard a dentist fits to your bite can also provide a guard for your lower teeth. Depending on the sport, it might be necessary to protect the lower and upper teeth. Additionally, if you have braces or other dental appliance on your lower teeth, a mouthguard on your lower jaw might be necessary.

A dental professional such as an orthodontist or dentist will be able to talk to you about the options and determine what’s best for your sport.

Can Work with Braces

Unlike boil and bite mouthguards, a custom fit mouthguard an orthodontist can fit to your individual mouth can be fitted for athletes with braces.

More Durable

Thermoplastic materials are great if you want a quick mouthguard that fits your teeth to a point, but because of the heating process the materials go through, the materials are not as strong or durable. A custom fit mouthguard made by a dental professional uses the highest quality materials that are strong and long-lasting, providing the best protection today’s technology can provide.

Athletes on the go who make an investment in a custom fitted mouthguard know the value of what they’re getting. Protect your teeth and worry less about – contact Dr. Frost today at (314) 567-1888 for your consultation.


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Adult male wishing to correct a slight gap in his front teeth consulted with Dr. Frost of Frost Orthodontics to discuss what treatment options were available. After his review, Dr. Frost opted to recommend to Tim an express treatment with Invisalign which lasts just as long as a full Invisalign treatment but targets a smaller dental issue.

Here was Tim before the express Invisalign treatment:

 

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…and here is Tim’s smile following the treatment:

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In less than one year, Dr. Frost and his experienced team provided an express Invisalign treatment personalized for Tim’s needs and corrected the problem in a short amount of time. Rather than providing a standard Invisalign treatment, Dr. Frost is prepared to use the latest technology to provide patients with exactly what they need – no more and no less.

Are you an adult with a minor dental correction and think Invisalign might be a good option for you? If so, contact Frost Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Frost and his team will take a look at the dental problems of most concern to you and recommend a treatment option that is not only personalized, but provides you with the peace of mind you need to decide if an express Invisalign treatment is right for you.


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Adult female sought help from Dr. Frost and the team at Frost Orthodontics to correct crowding and alignment of her teeth with Invisalign. After her consultation, Brittany was reassured Dr. Frost would be able to provide high quality Invisalign to correct her problem.

In order to make a dental impression quickly that is not only a good fit but is more comfortable and accurate than traditional braces, Dr. Frost used the iTero scanner to give Brittany a better understanding of how Invisalign would fix her teeth.

Here was Brittany before starting Invisalign treatment:

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…and after completing the treatment:

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Brittany is happy with her results and is satisfied with the changes in her smile thanks to Dr. Frost and his team.

If you have been considering Invisalign, now is the time to contact Frost Orthodontics to schedule your consultation. Following a personalized review and answering any questions you may have regarding Invisalign, Dr. Frost will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign and provide a cost estimate. You have nothing to lose when you schedule your Invisalign consultation, but a lot to gain from a brief consult on your smile!


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Adult male was seeking help from Dr. Frost and the team at Frost Orthodontics to correct the spacing of his teeth with Invisalign. After his consultation, Aravinth was confident Dr. Frost would be able to help correct the problem.

To make the beginning of the treatment process more efficient, Dr. Frost uses the iTero scanner to make his patients’ Invisalign impressions faster, more comfortable, and more accurate. After Aravinth completed the scanning process, Dr. Frost was able to pull up the images from the iTero Scanner to show how the Invisalign will correct his teeth.

Here was Aravinth before starting his Invisalign treatment:

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…and after completing treatment:

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Aravinth received great results and is pleased with his treatment! You can see how straight his teeth look!

Are you an adult who has been thinking about Invisalign? Now is the time to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Frost. After examining your unique situation, he will determine whether you are a good candidate Invisalign, and he will also provide a time and cost estimate. No matter how old you think you are, you have nothing to lose except another year without a perfect smile!


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Parents concerned with son’s underbite and spacing of teeth. After their visit to Frost Orthodontics, Frank (age 8) and his parents were confident Dr. Frost would be able to help correct the troubles.
When it came to Frank’s underbite, it was important to make sure that was corrected right away. Children will typically have an easier time with the process of correcting an underbite since their bones are not fully developed. (The teeth and bones are then more easily manipulated with the use of braces.)
Here was Frank before starting the first phase of the treatment process:
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…and after his braces were removed:
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Frank received outstanding results! You can see how nice his smile looks and the underbite is gone! Currently, Frank is in the second phase of his treatment. Please check back later to see the end result of his beautiful smile.
Does your young child have an underbite or overbite? Have you considered braces as an option to correct your child’s teeth? Contact Frost Orthodontics to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Frost to see how he can fix your child’s smile with metal braces. After examining each patient’s unique situation, he can determine whether they are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, and he will also provide a time and cost estimate.
Correct your child’s smile now so they won’t have to worry about it in the future!


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Mother and father concerned with dental crowding of their teenage daughters top and bottom teeth.

In this case study we have Sophie, a 13 year-old who decided to straighten her teeth with braces. When Sophie arrived at Frost Orthodontics, she was suffering from moderate dental crowding. Since this is a very common problem, our staff knew metal braces were going to be the right orthodontic treatment to correct her problem.

Here was Sophie before starting treatment:

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… and after her braces were removed:

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Sophie received amazing results! Her entire treatment took a little over a year and a half and her smile is completely transformed. The end-result – one happy young lady and equally happy parents.

“It’s unbelievable now to see what Sophie’s teeth looked like before braces. Dr. Frost did a great job.” – Matt, Sophie’s dad

Have you been considering braces for your child? Now is the time to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Frost. After examining your child unique situation, he will be able to determine whether they are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, and he will also provide a time and cost estimate. Correct your child’s smile now so they won’t have to worry about it in the future.


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In this case study we have Judy, a woman in her 50s who decided to finally straighten her teeth with braces.

For years, Judy did not even realize that adults could get braces, especially at her age. This thought is actually a fairly common one. We’re used to seeing kids and teenagers with braces, but we don’t see too many adults with them. But in fact, braces are just as effective on an adult’s teeth. You can see below the amazing difference between Judy’s ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos.

Here was Judy before starting treatment:

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…and after her braces were removed:

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What a result! Take a look at the dates on the photos—can you believe that the entire treatment took just shy of one year? Most adults would never guess that this kind of transformation could be done so quickly and so affordably.

Are you an adult who has been thinking about braces? Now is the time to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Frost. After examining your unique situation, he will determine whether you are a good candidate for braces or Invisalign, and he will also provide a time and cost estimate. No matter how old you think you are, you have nothing to lose except another year without a perfect smile; just ask Judy!


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The end of the year is fast approaching and just as quickly as the days are flying off the calendar, your insurance benefits could be going up in smoke.

So, ‘tis the season to use it or lose it. With most insurance plans, paid for benefits do not carry over from year to year. Not to mention, it would be best to have a dental checkup before the holidays get into full swing.

Typically, with all insurance policies the fees associated with them will rise each year. By taking advantage of your locked-in fee for this calendar year, you will end up saving yourself some money this holiday season.

Additionally, due to the fact that the year is coming to a close, odds are you have substantially paid down your insurance deductible. By paying for treatment this year, it will be much cheaper than waiting for the new year to start by having to pay down a fresh deductible.

Additionally, if your insurance policy operates on paid monthly premiums, why not take advantage of something you’ve already paid for by having some preventative care done or finish a procedure that’s been in the works for too long?  It just makes sense to set aside a few hours of your day and use what you’ve already paid for.

In the long run it will save you time by preventing further issues, save you money because your deductible will be lower, and potentially save you some serious physical agony in the year ahead.

If you have any questions about insurance benefits or how best to use them prior to the year end, contact Dr. Frost today at 314-720-1806 to discuss or to schedule your appointment.

From all of us at Frost Orthodontics, we’d like to wish you a happy and healthy new year!


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