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 »

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 »