Time for Braces for the Kid

My boy needed a dentist in Tracy because he’s now of the age where we need to get him set up with some braces. He’s not enthusiastic about it and I can’t say I blame him. He’s the recipient of many generations of bad teeth. My own experience with braces back in the 1980s lasted for years and years. I didn’t get them off until right at the start of my senior year of high school. I think I had them for five years total, which should tell you the condition of my teeth and what my child is likely facing.

Fortunately we found a great dentist who does braces and he surprised us all by saying my son should only need them for about two years. Where was this guy when I was a kid? Maybe the technology is better. It likely is as thirty years is a long time. So my son will get the braces, get them off in two years, and then likely wear some type of retainer for a period of time after removal. Not bad. He’s still not looking forward to being a metal mouth or having his yearbook photos taken with his braces on display, but two years you cannot beat.

I was surprised at the fair cost and the quick time it took to put the braces on. We set up everything ahead of time so the appointments are already set in stone. He’ll go in about once a month for adjustments and then the removal and retainer is all covered in the cost. Living around here I really didn’t expect to find a good service, but this dentist is a straight shooter and is good at what he does. He’s got a great manner with patients too. My son even likes him and that’s saying something!

I Got into a Little Accident

I got into a little accident the other day and I wound up having to go to see a chiropractor in Cumming GA. I got hit pretty hard by the other car and I guess that I got some sort of whiplash type of problem out of it. At first I did not think that it had any real effect, although I was really caught off guard by the wreck. It really was a surprise, because I was thinking about something else in a very complete way. That was my fault, but other than that I was just sitting at a light. In fact I had rather little to do with this. I was just sitting at a light on the way home from work a couple of weeks ago. (more…)

I Can Do Extreme Sports Because of Help from My Chiropractor, Medical Doctor and a Couple of Surgeons

Okay, so I suppose I could be classed as dumb or even insane by some people. I like extreme sports, and I have been injured doing them. I train and train to reduce the likelihood of injury, but I have been knocked around a few times. When I learned I could earn a living at it, I had to be at the top of my game to be able to earn the most that I could in the short window of time I could do it. I do rely on doctors and surgeons to fix things. The Sacramento chiropractic center that I go to also helps me with a lot of immediate and long term pain relief for my back as well.

When you see an athlete perform, they do make it look effortless. I am not sure if anything could be any further from the truth. It is not effortless. (more…)