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 »

Important Orthodontic Tools You Should Know

The purpose of your braces is to improve your tooth alignment by realigning your teeth so that you can have a healthier and more attractive smile. Your braces depend on daily care to remain in good shape, and we offer insight into effective orthodontic tools that make cleaning your appliance easier. Dr. and our team… Read more »

Retainers For Your Teeth

Are you excited to be done with your orthodontic treatment? If so, don’t forget your retainers! Retainers are needed for many people after orthodontic treatments because they help keep your teeth from moving out of the ideal alignment. Retainers are useful to keep your teeth looking beautiful and straight. Our , Dr. , cares about… Read more »

Don’t Delay in Having Damaged Braces Addressed

The special orthodontic components of traditional braces essentially create a functional system capable of correcting misaligned teeth. The realignment process relies on a series of regularly scheduled adjustments to continually tension the braces and affect the periodontal connective tissues that influence the alignment of your teeth. With time and consistent scheduling, the adjustments will bring… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Are Important for Maintaining Teeth With Traditional Braces

Traditional braces consist of various hardware components such as brackets, wires, bands and spacers which allow our orthodontist to apply tension to your teeth. With each adjustment, your periodontal connective tissues will be stretched and manipulated to gradually improve the alignment of your teeth. Maintaining good oral health and consistent oral hygiene habits is a… Read more »