November 18, 2016
You and your friends have decided to make it out to the Heritage Vineyard today, and it’s been a great trip. The weather was just perfect and the fields of grapes were beautiful. Now it’s finally time for the wine. Before you can get the first glass up to your lips, your friends take out their cameras and phones and ask everyone to stand together. You know in a day or so all of these pictures will be up on social media, and many of them will feature your crooked teeth. You’ve always been self-conscious about them, but you never could convince yourself to get braces. They just seem like they’d be so uncomfortable, but what else can you do? Dr. Alex Colalillo wants you to know you can now get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted with ClearCorrect clear braces in Mullica Hills. (more…)
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October 10, 2016
You put a lot of effort into caring for your teeth with home oral hygiene and regular trips to the dentist. However, if you are not wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports, you are placing yourself at risk for an oral injury. 10 percent of all dental injuries are from sports. If you do not wear a mouthguard, you could suffer a dental injury that has lasting complications, such as a knocked-out tooth. But, by wearing a mouthguard, you will reduce the risk for dental trauma should the mouth sustain impact. It is estimated, 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year due to mouthguards. As your dentist, we offer mouthguards in Mullica Hill to protect your smile.
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September 16, 2016
The day you knew would come is finally here. Your child’s teeth have been crooked for years and eventually you knew they were going to need braces. It’s best to do it now while they are young than wait for it to get worse as they grow. There are more options for braces these days than when you were a child. Which is the best one? How are they different? Dr. Alex Colalillo, a New Jersey orthodontist, discusses the similarities and differences between clear ceramic and metal braces. (more…)
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August 17, 2016
Most kids get to wear braces at some point in their lives, and they play an important part in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. Orthodontics however, can only do its job effectively when partnered with the right home care. It may seem daunting to brush teeth with braces on them, but if you use the right brush and take your time you’ll have no trouble at all. Dr. Alex Colalillo, your Mullica Hill orthodontist has some tips on the proper ways to care for your teeth during orthodontic care.
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July 31, 2016
When you think about orthodontics, your immediate thought is often the use of braces for a straighter smile. But, did you know that orthodontics can be used for a number of reasons other than just a straighter smile? A straighter smile is just an added perk of the many other benefits of orthodontic treatments. As a Collingswood orthodontist, we provide orthodontic treatments for a number of reasons, in addition to a straighter smile.
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May 24, 2016
Your child’s smile is important. You care for your child’s smile as soon as their first tooth erupts, working to ensure they develop a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Part of helping your child grow into a beautiful smile may require orthodontic care. While many believe that children don’t need orthodontic treatments until they reach their teen years, a child’s orthodontic care should start while they are young. The younger a child receives care from a children’s orthodontist in Collingswood, the sooner we can begin perfecting their smile using less extensive treatments. As a children’s and teen orthodontist in Collingswood, we have everything you need to know about perfecting your child’s beautiful smile.
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April 5, 2016
If you’re in the midst of orthodontic treatment with traditional braces, then there’s something Dr. Colalillo wants you to know: chances are that at some point your braces will break. Brackets and wires are really quite fragile. So despite your very best efforts to be careful, something may break or become detached. Not to worry. We see it all the time, and Dr. Colalillo and his team are here to help. Of course, if there’s any discomfort from your braces, Collingswood residents should call our office immediately. In the meantime, let’s review some ways to avoid broken braces and how to manage the break until you see Dr. Colalillo.
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March 2, 2016
A sore jaw, ear pain, tinnitus–these are signs you may need TMJ therapy from Swedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo. Learn about this common joint issue.
Your jaw and face hurt, and there’s this odd clicking, popping noise when you open and close your mouth. What is that? It may be TMJ Dysfunction, a common disorder of the hinge-like temporomandibular joint. Annoying, painful and treatable, TMJ affects thousands across the country, particularly women between the ages of 20 and 40. Dr. Alex Colalillo, Collingswood orthodontist, evaluates and treats TMJ Dysfunction, offering patients a better quality of life and oral health. (more…)
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February 3, 2016
Braces restrict your diet. Learn from your Swedesboro orthodontist, Alex Colalillo, the best and worst foods for orthodontic patients.
You have decided to get braces. You look forward to a noticeably straight and attractive smile and all the health benefits of well-aligned teeth. As you engage in the braces lifestyle, Dr. Alex Colalillo and his team tell what are the best and worst foods to consume. (more…)
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