A Single Tooth Might Need Extraction to Correct an Overcrowding Issue

Adolescence is a time of change in the human body. This includes the final stages of permanent teeth replacing primary teeth. Sometimes two or more teeth can emerge tightly spaced. This can potentially cause multiple teeth to become misaligned. Left unaddressed and overcrowding issues can increase your son or daughter’s chances of suffering a chipped… Read more »

Orthodontic Braces Might Help Minimize Diastema

Changes in your child’s oral structure can develop as they grow, and their jaw expands. This is often happens as their primary teeth are replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will last them throughout adulthood. Sometimes genetics, primary tooth loss complications and changes in your child’s mouth and jaw can cause two or more… Read more »

Keep Your Clear Aligner Clear and Clean

While the Invisalign® clear aligners provided by are designed to be very durable so that they can effectively realign your teeth and help you achieve your dream smile, they require proper care and treatment in order to remain in good shape. To help maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of your orthodontic aligner, our team can… Read more »

Invisalign®: For A Healthy Smile At Any Age

You can get a straighter, healthier, better-looking smile at any age! If you are concerned about displaying a professional appearance while straightening your smile, don’t fret! We have a solution for you: Invisalign®. Invisalign® straightens teeth without the use of traditional brackets, bands, and wires. Instead, the Invisalign® system uses a series of plastic aligners… Read more »

How the Invisalign® Process Works

If you have chosen 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. Whether you are considering taking that first step or you have already started the Invisalign journey, Dr…. Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Requires Good Oral Hygiene

Each of your regularly scheduled braces adjustments was designed to gradually alter the alignment of your teeth to provide you with a better functioning mouth and a more appealing smile. As you near the completion of the realignment process, you may be excited to enjoy a mouth free of orthodontic hardware. Yet even after the… Read more »

How to Care for Your Braces During Holiday Parties

This time of year is the perfect time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the holidays. As you do so, it’s important to keep your braces in mind. This is because if you’re not careful, your holiday parties can damage your appliance and delay your perfect smile. Our , Dr. , would like… Read more »

An Adult Can Benefit from Orthodontic Braces

People sometimes assume that orthodontic braces are reserved for adolescents who have an unappealing smile. Yet in recent years an increasing number of adults have had the alignment of their teeth corrected by having Dr. install braces in their mouth. This involves installing a series of metal brackets, wires, and other special orthodontic hardware onto… Read more »

Common Questions About Orthodontics

Our orthodontist and team are so happy that you have chosen for your family’s orthodontic needs. You may have some questions going into your straightening treatment, or preparing your child for treatment, and we are more than happy to help! When Should I Bring My Child in for an Orthodontic Exam? Although we see patients… Read more »

How Can I Prevent Plaque Growth on My Retainer?

If you notice plaque growing and living on your retainer, it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. That way you can prevent dental issues and a smelly orthodontic appliance. To help you remove the plaque from your retainer, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to give you the tips and information you need…. Read more »