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 »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »