Why Should I Look for an Office with a Lab?

Orthodontic offices come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and depend heavily on the personal preferences of the practice’s doctors. Some people prefer a very traditional style of treatment, and others like to utilize all the latest technologies to help patients reach their goals. At Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics, we believe that technology is Read More

Caution: DIY vs. Professional Clear Aligners

In a world where there’s a how-to video for just about everything, families are able to take on all kinds of projects at home. But some things are best left to the professionals – like your orthodontic treatment. Those DIY teeth-straightening trays may seem like a quick and easy way to a healthier smile, but Read More

5 Summer Must-Dos for St. Louis Kids

It’s the best time of the year – school is out, the weather is warm, and there are plenty of opportunities for adventure! Here are 5 must-do activities before heading back to school in the fall: Hit the Waterpark Louis summers can be HOT, so combat the heat with a fun day in the water! Read More

How Does Orthodontic Care Help Kids?

Our goal for every patient is a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. The journey may begin at different times for everyone, but the best way to set your child up for success is to meet with an orthodontist early. Generally age 7 is the time where baby teeth are falling out, adult teeth are growing Read More

Post-Easter Tips for Preventing Cavities

The holidays have several guarantees: food, family, and candy. Easter especially offers tons of the sweet stuff, and kids may lose count of all the marshmallows and chocolate bunnies they gather. With candy, however, comes the nemesis of kids (and parents) everywhere: cavities. Here are several tips on how to keep kids’ teeth clean—even with Read More

Thanksgiving Trivia For The Holiday

Thanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all Read More

DIY Orthodontics – Not Worth The Risk

Do It Yourself, DIY Orthodontics, is not worth the risk. In today’s digital world, you can buy almost anything you want on the Internet. This includes finding the do it yourself information that goes along with it. Everyone wants to save money every way they can. However, some people are learning the hard way that Read More

Halloween – Have Fun Be Safe

Halloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language. Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time Read More

Healthy Smile – Eat Your Way There

What is a healthy smile? All of us here at Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics have heard the expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Taking this to heart can make our teeth stronger and brighter if we eat the right foods to support that healthy smile.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign…When it comes to taking care of your teeth and long term dental health, a little knowledge goes a long way. The sooner you take care of orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, overjets, underbites, and crossbites… the better the chances of keeping your teeth and smile throughout your lifetime. Did you know the average Read More

Labor Day And Other Days Of Celebration

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and Read More

Why Choose An Orthodontist?

Why choose an orthodontist? If you are having a problem with your bones or muscles you trust an orthopedist. For a skin, hair, or nail condition you trust a dermatologist. A cardiologist specializes in heart issues or you consult with a neurologist for frequent headaches or back issues related to the nervous system. When straightening Read More

Sun Safety – Summer Is No Time To Get Burned

Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the Read More

Sports Injuries – 8 Facts

Sports injuries to kids involving the teeth and mouth are not uncommon. What sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right. The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy Read More

Invisalign Or Braces?

Considering orthodontic treatment, braces or Invisalign to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It is a big decision and one that requires research. Both will lead to your new smile, but the roads traveled are quite different. Everyone is familiar with braces that are available in both metal and clear ceramic brackets so Read More

Orthodontic Problems Linked To Bullying

Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight. Do you think Read More

Wearing Retainers – Do You Understand Why?

After orthodontic treatment is completed at Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics, retainers are the finishing touch to maintain your beautiful new smile while the teeth stabilize and over a lifetime of good oral health. An orthodontic retainer is a custom-fit device that is removable or bonded depending upon the patient’s individual needs. It is your insurance Read More