Tag: braces

It’s Still Time For Vacation And … Braces

by Jeffrey Eberting, D.M.D., M.S.


Untitled-10The lazy days of summer are beginning to wind down, and we parents are confronted with getting our children ready for the upcoming school year. This is the time where we seem to cram a last-minute vacation into our schedule while trying to purchase new wardrobes and school supplies for our children. As a parent, I have discovered that the summer break does not seem to be as relaxing a time as it used to be. There are camps to attend, vacations to plan – which, if you are like me, you will need a vacation FROM the vacation – and this year for me, high school sports practices. With all of this near-constant activity and planning, is there anything else we as parents need to do to ease the transition into the school year?

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Addressing One’s Values in Orthodontics

by Jeffrey Eberting, D.M.D., M.S.



An orthodontist not only has the task of producing beautiful smiles, but occasionally he or she has to act as a counselor for parents who are concerned about their child’s teeth. It has not been uncommon to have a parent say to me, “Oh, I need to bring my child to you for you to look at him/her. The teeth are really a mess.” Such a statement braces me for the worst (no pun intended), but more often than not, when I clinically examine the patient, the malocclusion (a condition whereby a person’s teeth do not line up properly when coming together) is nowhere near as bad as originally presented. When I have told the parents this, I witness this collective sigh of relief – especially if I tell them no teeth need to be extracted or jaw surgery is not required. Read more →