Surgery and Orthodontics

Surgery and Orthodontics

As per the recommendations of both the American and Canadian Associations of Orthodontics, most orthodontists, myself included, like to see children by no later than 7 years of age.  This allows us to follow children over their formative years to ensure proper jaw...

NO X-RAYS FOR MY CHILD!

NO X-RAYS FOR MY CHILD!

I am fascinated by the number of parents who say they don’t want our team to take radiographs (or x-rays) on their children. We had 2 such incidences in our office this past week alone, so it prompted me to write about it. Of course, once I explained why we are taking...

Star Wars meets Invisalign: The Chewies

Star Wars meets Invisalign: The Chewies

What are Chewies? Clones of the beloved Star Wars character Chewbacca?  Little Wookiee offsprings?  Not really. Chewies are actually small spongy cylinders that one chews on while wearing Invisalign aligners. They are approximately 2.5cm (1 inch) in length, and made...

Should you even bother to floss?

We have noticed an alarming trend on Facebook recently. A post kept popping up, gaining a lot of traction regarding an old report that claimed that there was no real proof that flossing teeth was of any real benefit. We posted about it on Facebook but now we feel the...

Have you heard about the 18th Man?

Have you heard about the 18th Man?

Dr. Rahimi and the team at Palermo Orthodontics are thrilled to be a part of the  ‘18th Man’ charity drive this year!  We recently conducted a mouth guard clinic with the Oakville Hornets Novice B hockey team, whom Dr. Rahimi is proud to sponsor.  The Hornets, a team...

Bruxism. Mom’s Don’t worry.

Moms are worried about children who make this sound. You creep into their room at night to check and make sure they are fast asleep and instead of hearing the soft calm sounds of restful sleep you hear grinding and crunching and popping sounds coming from their jaws....