Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Broken Retainer? Here’s What to Do:

After your braces come off, the will give you a retainer to wear. No matter what type of braces you wear a retainer is a necessary part of the process. Although your orthodontics do the hard work of moving your teeth and jaw ligaments into their proper positions, they need to stay that way to… Read more »

Sticky Foods and Braces Do Not Mix Well

If you would like to improve your smile, braces may be able to do it for you. They cannot do it alone, as they may need your help. One way you can help them is to watch what you eat closely. You may need to keep an eye out for foods that can put your… Read more »

Springtime Smile Bliss: Invisalign®

Keeping your smile safe includes always being aware of the risks that can cause dental damage to your teeth and gums. The more you are willing to do to prevent damage from occurring, the greater your chances of having a healthy smile for the rest of your life. However, if your teeth have ever rotated… Read more »

Can Malocclusions Cause Discomfort?

A malocclusion is a condition in which a person’s jaws are not quite positioned as they should be. You may know them as overbites, underbites or crossbites. Do they cause discomfort? Not in every case. People with more mild varieties generally feel fine. However, more extreme malocclusions can cause some discomfort, but such issues can… Read more »