Ask the Orthodontist
"Cosmetic braces for the teeth."
Ask the Orthodontist
arry Tuchklaper turned 96 on
Feb 27 and celebrated this mile-
stone in Florida with friends
and his family: wife, Sally; and children,
Esther Tuchklaper, Dr. Allen Tuchklaper
and Marvin (Susan) Tuchklaper; grandchil-
dren, Dr. Scott (Cindy) Tuchklaper, Danny,
Jeffrey, Allie and Zachary Tuchklaper; great-
grandchildren; Liana, Logan, Skylar and
Dr. Nelson Hersh
Dr. Marsha Beattie
Dr. Amy Isenberg
Perhaps the most significant esthetic advance in orthodontics over
the past decade involves bonding brackets directly onto patients' teeth.
Brackets are tiny devices that are used to attach the main wire known as an
archwire. In the past, individual stainless steel rings, known as bands, were
wrapped around, and cemented to each tooth.Although this method was
effective, it made for a mouthful of metal that was often referred to as a "tin
grin."Today, use of bands is usually limited to the posterior or back teeth,
where they can sustain greater forces and serve as anchors to the wire.The
front teeth are treated to the tiny brackets, which can be available in clear,
silver, gold or even titanium.These less visible brackets all but eliminate the
self-consciousness that used to be associated with the larger metal braces.
These small brackets allow for lighter and more comfortable forces to
be applied to the teeth in addition to the benefit of easier oral hygiene for
the patient. Even the brackets can be extra small in size depending upon
the orthodontist's selection, usually based on his dexterity and size of his
The new bracketing system can make placement of the orthodontic
appliance quicker and more comfortable. For many it can be made fun
with the different color rubber rings that hold the wire to the bracket.These
colors are changed each month and helps make orthodontics fun!
Parents with any orthodontic concerns for their child should consult an
orthodontist concerning the need for orthodontic treatment. As a dental
specialist, an orthodontist has elected to limit his or her practice to this
specific area or expertise and has received additional training by an
accredited dental school for advanced education.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Drs. Hersh, Beattie & Isenberg at their state-of-the-art facilities in
West Bloomfield/Commerce Township at 2300 Haggerty Road,
Suite 1160, 248-926-4100 and our newest location in Waterford at
5133 Highland Road, 248-673-4100.
usan and Dr. Alan Bolton, who live
on Cass Lake in West Bloomfield,
marked their 50th anniversary at
a dinner at Andiamo with their children,
David and Karen Bolton, Robin and Pete
Orman, and Cary Bolton. Their son Dr. Brett
Bolton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was unable
Their grandchildren are Dylan and Dean
Bolton, and Carly and Aiden Orman. The
couple will celebrate with a trip to Tahiti and
cott Daniel Sisler and Elizabeth
Christine Hosler are delighted to
announce their engagement to be
married. Scott is the son of Richard and
Sharon Sisler of Farmington Hills and
Elizabeth is the daughter of Jodie and
Winfield Cooper III of Fenton.
Scott is a graduate of Michigan State
University with a bachelor's degree in busi-
ness. He is a CPA and a partner at Gordon
Elizabeth is a graduate of Douglas J Aveda
Institute with a license in esthiology. She is a
makeup artist and brand ambassador model.
The couple will be married at Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield
early spring 2013. After honeymooning in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic,
Scott and Elizabeth will reside in Novi.
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