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 »

Can Your Oral Health Be Improved with Invisalign®?

If you wish for a straighter smile without the use of a bulky metal and wire treatment, you are in luck! Thanks to the Invisalign® clear orthodontic aligner treatment system, you can enhance your smile with clear aligners free of metals and wires. Not only do they work to correct the alignment of your teeth,… Read more »

Simple Things Help Prevent Damage to Braces

Your braces are a functional component for Dr. to correct the position of your teeth. Every four to six weeks you will need to return to Dr. ’s clinic to have your braces adjusted and tightened. This will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the sockets. If your braces are damaged… Read more »

What is a Malocclusion?

Malocclusion: what a word. What does it mean? This is a fancy term for a “bad bite,” or a misalignment in your teeth and jaw. Bad bites can be triggered by oral accidents, genetics, unhealthy habits, improper oral hygiene, or a combination of these as well as other factors. Some of the most common forms… Read more »

How’s Your Orthodontic Oral Hygiene? Take This Quiz to Find Out

How’s your orthodontic oral hygiene? We’re glad you’re looking into evaluating and improving your daily care regimen. Not only do everyday dental practices increase your oral health; they ensure quicker and more effective orthodontic treatments. Your braces will come off faster and your teeth will look better. Which problems were braces created to fix? a.)… Read more »

Braces and Your Next Office Visit

Dental cleanings with braces can be quite overwhelming, which is why many people skip their cleanings altogether while they have their braces. This is a big mistake, since plaque and tartar build up around the braces, promoting tooth decay and gum disease. Without a professional cleaning, your smile can be in trouble. So, make sure… Read more »