Orthodontic Treatment – Get It Started Early

Orthodontic Treatment – Get It Started Early

Orthodontic treatment does not have to be an exercise in frustration and angst for our patients. We want to make sure you know what is going on every step of the way—which is just one more element of our signature Southern hospitality. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends checking for early intervention by the time a child is seven. No referral from your general dentist is necessary. In fact, some general dentists may be unaware of the early signs of dental “malocclusions” or the tooth and jaw relationship that should be addressed by an orthodontist.

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Child patient at the dentist – close up

We offer early intervention services like exams for crowding, skeletal growth, and looking for teeth that are not coming inappropriately. We sometimes use palatal expanders, which are a plastic or metal device that fits the roof of a child’s mouth and gradually makes more room for adult teeth. However, when it’s possible, we do prefer to wait to treat patients until all their adult teeth have erupted, between the ages of twelve and thirteen. There are myriad benefits to waiting, among them fewer missed school days; the lower incidence of patient–and parent–burnout; and more mature patients means better oral hygiene, and longer-lasting results with less cost but all the while still having the growth of the jaws that can be utilized in the pre-teen and teen years.

According to research from top-tier Universities such as the University of North Carolina, University of Florida, and University of Manchester, early intervention orthodontic treatment is not as beneficial for children as was assumed. In other words, for many problems, there is no harm in waiting until teeth have come in. Together you, your child, and the orthodontist can determine what is best for your child in any of these situations:

Habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or mouth breathing.
Problems with baby teeth–early loss or late arrival.
Upper front teeth that stick out may be more prone to injury or trauma.
Crowding of front or back teeth
Difficulty with chewing or biting.

Crossbite of the front or back teeth–this may cause asymmetric growth in the jaws, bone and gum loss of certain teeth that may be in crossbite, or an embarrassing appearance. More on this website

Plumbing Services When You Remodel Your Bathroom

Plumbing Services When You Remodel Your Bathroom

When you think of remodeling your bathroom, you may be in a hurry to get your new fixtures and materials installed so you can begin enjoying your new bath. But wait… It’s good to have your goal in mind so you know where you want to go, but you want to get there with the fewest complications and get there safely.plumbing services

Wiring Considerations

Let’s think about wiring. If your home is reasonably new or was remodeled in recent years, this may not be a problem. But, if however, yours is an older home that hasn’t seen much done to it in recent years, you may want to consider the wiring in your bathroom before you proceed. Is the wiring adequate? How is the lighting now? Do you have enough outlets?

Many bathrooms, when they were built, were only equipped with canned spotlights. In a number of situations, there were no provisions made for vanity lighting. Lighting on both sides above the vanity is necessary for grooming needs, especially if there are women in the household. Spots do not adequately light a bathroom for applying cosmetics, because they create shadowing.

If you are putting in a soaking tub or a bathtub with a whirlpool, you may want subdued lighting in the tub area so you can relax and bathe in an atmosphere of peace and serenity after a hard day at the job.More here at San Antonio Plumber

You also want to be sure there are plenty of outlets, and that they are located conveniently depending on their use.

Don’t forget to allow for bathroom ventilation. You will need to hook in somewhere so that you have proper ventilation. Proper ventilation is even more important in today’s bathrooms with showerheads that provide massive volumes of hot water, steam showers, and many of the new fixtures available.

Protecting your home against the damage from steam will save your walls and floors, and also prevent against mold, some of which is not only annoying but a health hazard.

Plumbing and Hot Water Supply

Then there are plumbing considerations. Hopefully, your plumbing is basically good. But even if this is true, you may need to make some changes depending on what you include in your bathroom remodeling project. This is a good time to evaluate the condition and capacity of your plumbing.

Some of the newer showerheads will require piping of a certain size. Be sure when you are making selections that you are aware of any plumbing modifications that need to be made so you don’t run into any snags.

Your water heater is something else to think about, depending on what you add to your bathroom, in the way of amenities. If you are installing a deep soaking tub, a whirlpool, or some of the high volume showerheads, you want to be sure your hot water supply will be adequate so you can enjoy the use of these special amenities. Check your hot water tank capacity and compare it to the needs of these new fixtures before you proceed.

As I said, wiring and plumbing are unpopular aspects to a bathroom remodeling project, but addressing them when you remodel may save you a lot of grief later on.

Personal Injury Lawyers – Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers – Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Significant physical and financial consequences of motorcycle accident
Motorcyclists understand the dangers of riding the streets and highways. Cars, trucks and bus drivers often fail to see motorcycles at intersections and when changing lanes, blaming motorcycle riders for their actions. The physical and financial consequences of motorcycle crashes are significant, and our motorcycle accident attorneys are aware of the enormous medical bills and serious injuries that motorcyclists are faced with after a collision.motorcycle accident attorneys

Recovering medical costs, lost wages and other damages can be difficult as insurance companies will attempt to place part of the liability for the accident on the motorcycle and refuse to pay a fair settlement. The motorcyclist involved in an accident with a car, truck or bus is going to come out with substantial injuries due to the lack of protection. A motorcyclist will typically suffer brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia, severe scarring, limb amputations, internal organ damage, and death.

Assessing liability and responsibility

Drivers who are distracted while talking on cell phone will run stop signs and ignore traffic signals, travel too fast, and generally not pay attention to the road and traffic around them. Many times as the driver is distracted, when they collide with a motorcycle, they immediately blame the motorcycle rider as being reckless, speeding and causing the accident. In motorcycle crashes, it’s not uncommon for insurers to claim a motorcycle rider shares partial fault for causing an accident. Insurers may argue a motorcycle did not change lanes properly, remained in the blind spot of the driver, or failed to come to complete stop at an intersection. That is why our lawyers work with experienced accident investigators to build a strong case for our clients. Using accident investigators, we measure skid marks, consult with accident reconstructionists, interview eyewitnesses, and analyze evidence from an accident scene in order to establish fault to the negligent vehicle drivers who caused the collision.

Our injury accident lawyers understand how to investigate motorcycle accidents, the injuries and damages that are the consequences of a motorcycle accident and understand the steps that insurance companies will take to reduce the liability of their insured and the claim amount. Call for a free consultation with one of our expert motorcycle accident attorneys today. Let us protect your rights for a fair and equitable settlement. More on this website