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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 mold, or impression of your aligned teeth and gums. The retainer is created in a …

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. With proper care, you can enjoy all the festivities by following a few helpful tips …

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 occlusion is how your upper and lower teeth fit together when you bite down or …

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 their teeth for a healthier, aligned smile. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic fix or …

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 needed at the time or in the future if needed at all. A fun aspect …

Cleaning Your Teeth While You Have Braces

If you are a have new set of braces, you only see metal when you smile. You may be wondering how you are going to brush your teeth when it seems like you can’t even see them. But brushing your teeth while you have your braces is not only possible, but it will be more important than ever. As our orthodontist, Dr. Deji Fashemo can tell you, braces give plaque, …

Getting the Smile You Want with Clear Aligners

Most people think that aligning the smile is something that only works for high school or junior high students. However, more people of all ages are choosing to straighten their smiles. If you have been thinking about getting you smile in line, you may want to find out more about clear aligners. Clear aligners are perfect for adults and even teenagers with active lifestyles. Clear aligners don’t require as many …

Routine Adjustments Are an Important Part of Realigning Teeth With Traditional Braces

Brackets, wires, bands, and spacers are integrated together in traditional braces to create a functional system capable of correcting misaligned teeth. The process requires routine adjustments to tension the components and stretch the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place. With consistent timing these appointments will gradually bring your teeth closer to their ideal alignment to provide you with a more attractive smile and more efficient oral function. …

Traditional Braces Can Improve a Case of Malocclusion

A pronounced underbite or overbite can do more than leave your child with an unattractive smile and diminished self-confidence. Also known as a malocclusion, this orthodontic issue can eventually lead to chipped tooth enamel, fractured teeth, and other dental health issues. If your child is struggling with an overbite or underbite you should consider scheduling an appointment with an orthodontist like Dr. Deji Fashemo. In many of these cases, the …

How to Spring Clean Your Braces

Spring is right around the corner, which means so is spring cleaning! As you spring clean your house, spring clean your braces. This can help you have the clean and pristine braces you need to achieve the perfect smile you desire. Our orthodontist, Dr. Deji Fashemo, is happy to help you spring clean your braces by giving you the tips you need. Those tips are: -Visit your dentist for a …
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