Entries by mbiermann

Dry Mouth With Braces: What’s the Deal?

Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile with braces is an exciting journey — but also a journey that comes with discomforts and unexpected symptoms, including dry mouth. If you have braces and experience some side effects such as a dry, cottony feeling in your mouth, there are solutions that can allow you to remain more […]

Headgear Braces for Adults & Youth: Important Things To Note When You Need Headgear

Headgear — if you’re anyone who’s had braces or considered braces, the thought of possibly needing headgear has likely crossed your mind.  Is headgear still commonly used in orthodontics? And why might an adult need headgear?  We’re summarizing these answers as well as how to find relief from the discomforts of wearing headgear below.  Table […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]