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 »

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 »

Maintaining Your Braces Help Minimize the Duration of the Realignment Process

The braces hardware installed in your mouth by Dr. has been designed to effectively realign your teeth. This will require routine adjustment sessions every four to six weeks. Each of these appointments will place increased tension on your teeth and braces hardware. Over time, this will correct the alignment of your teeth. Maintaining your braces… Read more »

How Well Are Your Teenager Teeth Cared For?

How well are your teeth taken care of? A teenager often faces many risks due to the burdens of their social settings, but environmental factors also play an increased role, especially with their oral health. Due to the final adult teeth breaching the gum line, malocclusions are more common, and teeth are at a greater… Read more »

Make Invisalign® Your Orthodontic Treatment of Choice

Make Invisalign® your orthodontic treatment of choice. Did you know that Invisalign aligners can be used to straighten your smile without the need of bulky wires and metal brackets? Invisalign uses unique methods to accomplish the task of giving you the straight smile your teeth deserve. For more information about the joys of Invisalign, see… Read more »

Can Invisalign® Turn Your Smile into a Masterpiece?

Can Invisalign® turn your smile into a masterpiece? With Invisalign orthodontic aligners, you can change your smile for the better. Not only do they vastly help to straighten your teeth, but they also improve your oral hygiene and lessen your risk for oral injuries, all the while giving you the aesthetics of your natural smile… Read more »

The Benefits Orthodontic Treatment Offers for Your Smile

If you’re looking to learn more about orthodontic treatment in , , you have come to the right place. Dr. and our orthodontic team would be happy to tell you all about the different benefits orthodontic treatment provides for you and your smile. First, the treatment successfully aligns your chompers and corrects your bite. This… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Requires Daily Oral Hygiene Care

Once you’ve had your braces removed at , you will still need to use a retainer. This will help offset any residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth in its particular socket. In most cases, Dr. recommends wearing a removable Hawley retainer for the upper set of teeth. However, if you had… Read more »

Routine Adjustments Are Critical for the Process of Realigning Teeth with Braces

The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. have been designed to gradually realign your teeth. This will eventually improve the overall function and appearance of your teeth. This is done through routine adjustments and changes in the tension of your braces. With each adjustment, your braces will bring your teeth one minute step closer… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Successfully Realigning Your Teeth

Your new braces installed in your mouth by Dr. will gradually realign your teeth through the course of iterative adjustments. The light tension applied to each tooth stretches the periodontal ligaments anchoring it in the socket. If you develop tooth decay problems or some part of your braces hardware is damaged, it could increase the… Read more »