Does Your Child Need Braces to Address Gapped Teeth?

Your child’s mouth undergoes a period of development that lasts into the teenage years, altering its shape and structure as it expands. Children of an elementary school age also lose their baby teeth and receive their permanent teeth. These many changes in the oral structure can cause your child to develop gapped teeth that require… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Adjust Your Smile

Do you work in a professional environment and feel embarrassed at the thought of braces? If so, Invisalign® could be right for you. Invisalign is a discreet way you can align your smile without the embarrassment of metal braces and rubber bands in your smile. Luckily, there are many different bite patterns Invisalign can help… Read more »

Plan Your Daily Diet for Orthodontic Success

After receiving braces to align your teeth in a healthy formation, you may need to adjust your eating habits to avoid damaging your orthodontic appliance. Our team can help you have successful orthodontic treatment by eating a diet that protects your braces from harm: – Don’t use your front teeth to chew if they are… Read more »

There Are Different Ways to Correct Misaligned Teeth

The rapid changes in oral development and the replacement of primary teeth with permanent teeth can sometimes lead to alignment issues. Left unaddressed these deviations in your child’s bite pattern could leave them with an unattractive smile and teeth that are at increased risk of suffering chips and dental fractures. Here at our orthodontists can… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Can Help Teeth Hold Their Position After Braces Have Been Removed

Your regularly scheduled adjustment appointments with our orthodontist played an important role in gradually correcting the position of your misaligned teeth. Each of these sessions applied progressive tension to your periodontal ligaments to move your teeth into their ideal alignment.   Once this is done Dr. can remove the braces components from your mouth. However,… Read more »

Adults Can Benefit from Braces

The average adult has 32 permanent teeth in their mouth. Each type of tooth has its own specific shape and orientation designed to maximize its function with the other teeth in your bite pattern. As you grow older it’s possible for genetics and complications from past tooth loss to gradually change the alignment of your… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Rules With Braces

Are you aligning your smile with braces? If so, you need to take good care of your teeth, gums and appliance. The more you care for these things, the more success you can have during your orthodontic journey. As you may already know, oral hygiene is vital. So, it’s important to keep up on oral… Read more »

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 »