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 teeth, your oral care becomes... 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 mold, or impression of your... 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. With proper care, you can... 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 occlusion is how your upper... 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 their teeth for a healthier,... 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 needed at the time or... read more »

Soft Food for Braces: Delicious Crab Cakes Recipe

The worst thing about braces is that there are certain foods you cannot eat until they are off. Not to worry! We have you covered with delicious soft food recipes you can try to tide you over. In fact, if you try out all of our suggestions, you may be eating better than ever before! The key to making a... read more »

Eating for Two: You and Your Braces

If you are wearing braces, you may be dreaming about having them removed and enjoying the benefits of all of your orthodontic treatment. If so, you can help this day come as soon as possible by listening to the instructions offered by Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and our team, who want to help you have a successful orthodontic journey. We encourage... read more »

Braces and Other Appliances for Tooth Straightening

Years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for tooth straightening. You were pretty much limited to metal braces as that was all there was. While a tried and true method, there are now other offerings available. Here are the common types from which you may choose: Traditional Braces If you’re only interested in the most surefire way to have... read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Invisalign®

Have you ever heard of Invisalign before? Invisalign® is an orthodontic alignment system designed to straighten your teeth with a highly effective and visually appealing aligner system. Through the use of Invisalign, individuals are able to correct issues with overcrowding and spacing issues between teeth and concerns regarding malocclusions that have occurred. Frequently asked questions about Invisalign are as follows:... read more »