Malocclusion Types

Orthodontics is used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, which is very rare, the upper teeth sit slightly frontward of the lower teeth. Malocclusion is sometimes a cosmetic problem, but crooked teeth are… Read more »

Braces & Ideal Dental Hygiene

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. may recommend braces in , . Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. Oral hygiene is a little more involved while wearing braces. Brush your… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Are Less Visible

Traditional wire and bracket braces are often the most effective way to correct alignment issues with your teeth. Yet some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of orthodontic hardware appearing in their smile. In a situation like this, Dr. can apply a porcelain ceramic glaze to the braces hardware while installing them. It’s important to… Read more »

The Oral Health Care Guidebook to Invisalign®

Although Invisalign® orthodontic aligners can be removed by a patient, they are still highly effective for correcting smiles as long as you wear them. The benefits of aligner removal can do wonders for your work life and remove a side effect that plagues many individuals with orthodontic care: food restrictions. With Invisalign, you are free… Read more »

Orthodontics and Oral Hygiene

Once upon a time braces, or orthodontics were almost a rite of passage just for children and teens. In recent years, more and more adults have been getting braces to straighten their smiles. Dr. at wants you to know that no matter what your age, if you are considering getting braces, you need to remember… Read more »

Retain Your New Smile With a Retainer

In order to reposition your teeth to their ideal alignment, your braces were installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. . To do this, applied progressive tension to the hardware at your routine adjustment sessions. This effectively stretched the periodontal ligaments that anchor each one of your teeth in its specific socket. Dr. can… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Severely Misaligned?

Are your teeth severely misaligned? Straightening your teeth is an excellent way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With a straighter smile, you are able to clean all areas of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »

Braces Can Come in Different Forms

Dental alignment issues can have an impact on both the appearance and functionality of your child’s mouth. On a cosmetic level, misaligned teeth can leave them with an unappealing smile that affects their self-confidence. On a functional level, these orthodontic complications can lead to dental attrition issues and an increased chance of suffering dental fractures… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help You Reach a Healthier, Straighter Smile

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, you can gain a straight, beautiful, healthy smile without a big hassle. With Invisalign® in , , you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Dr. and discuss your goals. Our orthodontist will evaluate your smile… Read more »

Cleaning and Care Tips to Help You Keep Your Retainer in Tip-Top Shape

Your retainer is a strong, reliable, and effective appliance that can keep your teeth straight and attractive. However, that’s only the case if you take good care of it. Therefore, our orthodontic team encourages you to do the best you can to keep your retainer in tip-top shape. To help you do so, we have… Read more »