A Retainer Is the Next Step in Securing Your New Smile

Each of your scheduled visits to our orthodontic office for adjustments performs a crucial role in aligning your teeth in a more optimal position. Once your braces are removed, your smile will still experience tension, especially around the dental sockets, and need additional treatment. Our orthodontist will provide a custom-made retainer for you to wear… Read more »

What to Expect With Invisalign®

If you are thinking of Invisalign®, it is likely because you are hesitant about wearing metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. You would love to straighten your smile without marring the beauty of it in the process. As you are beginning your Invisalign journey Dr. Wilson, Dr. Cowley, and our team are happy… Read more »

A Dental Guard Might Help Prevent Problems Caused by Chronic Night Grinding

Chronic stress that isn’t resolved by healthy means can have a profound negative impact on the human body. For some individuals, it can cause them to unconsciously grind their teeth while sleeping Individuals suffering from chronic bruxism, are at increased risk for chips and dental fractures on one or more teeth. In some of these… Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Braces During Holiday Parties

Do you have a calendar full of parties this holiday season? If so, then you need to keep your braces and smile in mind. This is because holiday parties can damage your appliance and harm your smile if you’re not careful. So, our s, Drs. Wilson and Cowley, would like to help you keep your… Read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Braces

If you suffer from malocclusions or bad bites, it is never too late to consider an orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile. Although braces are often thought of as treatments only for children, it is possible to have near-invisible aligners these days to give you a smile that’s highly effective and discreet enough to not… Read more »

Different Types of Malocclusion

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry whose focus is on correcting teeth and jaws that are not positioned properly. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to clean properly, so they are more prone to cavities. Misaligned teeth or bad bites are referred to as malocclusion. There are different types of malocclusion that can be… Read more »

How Are Cavities Treated When I Have Braces?

If you suffer a cavity during your orthodontic journey with braces, then there are a couple options. First, you need to contact your dentist. This is very important because you don’t want the decay to compromise more of the tooth and even the surrounding teeth. Our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to tell you the… Read more »

How Do I Keep My Retainer Free from Plaque?

Plaque is a white, sticky substance that is dangerous for the smile. Unfortunately, it clings to the teeth and even your retainer. If you’re not careful, it can promote tooth decay and gum disease. So, if you notice the little white deposits on your retainer, it’s important to remove them regularly. To help you do… Read more »

Do Your Teeth Hurt After Your Orthodontic Adjustment? Here’s Why

Your orthodontic journey consists of many things, and one of those things is an adjustment appointment every now and then. After the adjustment appointment, your teeth most likely feel sore and tender. This is to be expected, especially because it’s a sign that your teeth are moving. To explain why you feel this discomfort, our… Read more »

Why Orthodontists Enjoy Working with Adult Patients

Although orthodontic treatment seems like it’s meant for kids and teenagers, adults can align their smiles as well. In fact, more and more adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment each day. Little did you know, your orthodontist, Dr. , enjoys working with adults very much, so don’t be afraid to consider treatment. The first… Read more »