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 »

Tips for Having a Good Spring Break with Braces

Do you want to have a good spring break this year? If so, then you need to keep your braces in mind. Doing so, as well as caring for your braces, can help you avoid problems and can help you have the easy-going spring break you want. So, our orthodontist, Dr. , encourages you to… Read more »

Simple Tips to Help Maintain a Clear Plastic Retainer

An orthodontist like Dr. can often correct minor deviations in the alignment of a patient’s teeth with a system of clear plastic aligners like Invisalign® or traditional braces. After your teeth have achieved their ideal alignment you can stop using the braces, or will uninstall the braces hardware from your mouth. However, there will still… Read more »