2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists

2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists

2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists

2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists

Matthew C Biermann, DMD, MS selected for 2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Beaverton, OR

Matthew C Biermann, DMD, MS has been selected for the 2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award in the Orthodontists classification by the Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

The 2016 Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Beaverton Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Beaverton Small Business Excellence Awards Program

The Beaverton Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Beaverton area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Beaverton area a vibrant and vital place to live.

The Beaverton Small Business Excellence Awards was established to reward the best of small businesses in Beaverton. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to award the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Invisalign For Teens

What Parents Should Know: Invisalign From a Teen Perspective

Attention Moms and Dads – Most Teenagers Feel Self-Conscious Wearing Traditional Braces

At an age when image is so important, for a teen the thought of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to teeth may exacerbate the already-delicate self-esteem of today’s teens.

While having straight teeth and a beautiful smile is important to teens, the “Behind the Smile” survey revealed that over half of teens (54%) believe metal braces would make them more self-conscious, and one in two teens (50%) would smile less.

“Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. So for many teens, wearing braces is inevitable,” says California orthodontist Mark A. Lowe, D.D.S. “The good news is that today’s image conscious teens now have a choice for straightening their teeth. There are proven alternatives such as clear, removable braces, like Invisalign Teen, that are comparable in cost to metal braces, but meet teen’s desire for aesthetic treatment and are a better fit for their busy lifestyles filled with sports, music and other activities.”

“When you walk into a room with braces, you feel like everyone is looking at you; or when you’re talking to someone, you feel like they’re looking at your braces,” admits 14 year old high school freshman Elizabeth C. “With Invisalign, it’s cool because your teeth are getting straighter, but people don’t even realize you have them. I don’t worry about wearing my aligners during cheerleading, winter guard or swim practice either. They are safe to wear and they don’t interfere with my life.”

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

  • Fewer office visits – a huge advantage for busy households!
  • No interference with musical instruments
  • Fewer injuries with contact sports
  • Better smiles for photographs
  • No emergency visits
  • No food restrictions
  • Improved oral hygiene – easier brushing and flossing
  • More confidence and higher self esteem

81% of moms choose Invisalign when considering how braces might impact the self esteem of their teenager. Contact Biermann Orthodontics today for a free Invisalign Consulatation!

Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible Partial Dentures

A Consultation with Dr. Richard Hyder | Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,
I have lost my four upper front teeth and would like to have them replaced with dental implants some day. In the meantime, I don’t want to use the type of partial denture known as a “flipper.” Is there something else I can use, at least temporarily?

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Smoking & Implants

Dental Implants & Smoking

Article by Richard Kraut, DDS | Featured on Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,

I want to have some missing teeth replaced with dental implants, but my dentist said it could be slightly risky because I smoke. Why?

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White Spots on Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

White Spots on Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Article Featured on Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,
I just had my braces removed, and I noticed several white spots on my teeth near where the brackets were. What are they — and how can I get rid of them?

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Antibiotics: Use And Abuse

Antibiotics: Use And Abuse

Article By Dr. Ving J. Lee | Featured on Dear Doctor

Maintaining the Right Balance in the Fight Against Disease

Imagine a world without antibiotics: The cut on your finger might lead to serious infection; the simplest operation could be a perilous undertaking; there would be no effective cures for tuberculosis, cholera, strep throat or sexually transmitted disease; and bacterial meningitis in a child would likely be fatal. It may seem hard to believe, but a century ago — before antibiotic drugs became widely available — these risks were very real.

These omnipresent drugs have been hailed as one of the most significant medical achievements of the 20th Century. However, in recent years, a disturbing trend has been noted throughout the world: The life-saving drugs we once relied on are now less effective at fighting the organisms that cause disease.

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Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth

Straightening a Smile Before Replacing Lost Teeth

Clear Aligners Can Offer Advantages Over Traditional Braces

By Dr. Robert Boyd | Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor

Replacing a missing tooth — particularly in a highly visible area of the mouth — can do a lot to restore your smile and self-confidence. Today’s options for tooth replacement include state-of-the-art dental implants; crown and bridgework; and removable partial dentures. However, sometimes orthodontic treatment is recommended before a tooth or teeth can be replaced. Why would this be necessary?

If a tooth has been missing for a while, the teeth that were on either side of it can gradually drift into the space it occupied — taking up the room for the replacement tooth. This necessitates moving the neighboring teeth back into correct position. In addition, teeth that are not properly aligned might require dental restorative work, such as capping (dental crowns), to camouflage their poor position or orientation before any new teeth are placed.

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How Thumb Sucking Affects The Bite

How Thumb Sucking Affects The Bite

Article Featured on Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,
My 10-year-old sucked his thumb from birth until age 8. I’m wondering if this habit affected his bite because now his teeth don’t come together in the front and every time he swallows, his tongue moves forward. What can be done?

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Chronic Jaw Pain And Associated Conditions

Chronic Jaw Pain And Associated Conditions

What We Know — And Don’t Know — About TMJD

A Consultation with Dr. Raymond Hoffmann and Dr. Jane Morley Kotchen | Featured on Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor,
I am a fifty-five year old woman, and I’ve been suffering from TMJD pain for many years. I also have arthritis, chronic fatigue and headaches. Are these conditions related, and what would help?

Dear Joan,
Many people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) do indeed find that they have other health problems of the type you describe. Let me sum up for you what we know about TMJD, what has proven helpful in treating it, and how it relates to other painful conditions.

TMJD refers to a group of ill-defined, painful, even debilitating disorders that affect the jaw joints, muscles and other surrounding tissues. Some people use the acronym TMJ to refer to the disorder, but TMJ is actually the abbreviation for the temporomandibular (jaw) joint itself. Health care professionals prefer to use TMD or TMJD. Whatever names it goes by, the common thread is pain or limited function in and around the jaw. There also may be popping, clicking or grating sounds when the jaws open or close, but this is not cause for concern unless accompanied by pain or limited jaw movement.

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Space Between Front Teeth

Space Between Front Teeth

Article & Images Featured on Dear Doctor | A Consultation with Dr. Cary A. Shapoff

How muscles (frenums) cause separation of your front teeth

Dear Doctor,
I have a gap between my two front teeth. My dentist says my teeth are separated because of a muscle that runs down between them. I want to have the spaces closed but he says I will need surgery. Please explain further!

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