Frequently Asked Questions

Where do YOUR braces come from?

January 9th, 2017

Did you know there are hundreds of companies located all over the world that make orthodontic braces? (the brackets and wires we use to move your teeth and transform your smile)

Some braces come from countries such as China or Taiwan, while others come from Germany or Spain for example.

You will be happy to know that at Sherman and Briscoe Orthodontics, our braces come from 2 of the most trusted names in the orthodontic field:

  1. American Orthodontics
  2. 3M -- Yes, the Post-it note and Scotch tape people who, believe it or not, know a thing or two about keeping brackets glued to teeth

American Orthodontics was founded in 1968 (just like our practice) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where they still make all their braces today. Some of their employees have even been with them for over 30 years! (just like our practice too).

We are proud to say that our braces come from these two industry leaders. Keep an eye out for the Braces Made in the USA signs throughout our offices. So, the next time someone asks where do your braces come from, you can proudly say:

Sherman and Briscoe Orthodontics and they are Made in the U.S.A.!

Does your smile help you get a job?

January 3rd, 2017

The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) is the scholarly journal of the orthodontic profession in the United States.

An interesting study was featured on the cover of a recent issue titled:

Do dental esthetics have any influence on finding a job?

In the study, 100 people responsible for hiring at their respective companies were shown pictures of 10 different people smiling who needed braces, and then those same people after correction of their smile.

The 100 people responsible for hiring were then asked about the likelihood of each person being hired, their honesty, their intelligence, and their efficiency at work.

What do you think they said?

Well, the pictures of people with corrected smiles were evaluated as being smarter and more likely to be hired then were the pictures of the same people with nonideal dental esthetics.

The researchers concluded that ideal smiles are considered more intelligent and have a greater chance of finding a job when compared with persons with nonideal smiles.

So what do you think, can your smile help you get a job?

American Association of Orthodontists American Board of Orthodontists Invisalign iTero American Dental Association Southwestern Association of Orthodontists
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