Orthodontics Through the Ages

Despite what you may think, orthodontics has been developing since ancient times. This branch of dentistry has developed gradually over time to become the modern orthodontics we know and love today. Orthodontics in Ancient Times Human remains with crooked teeth have been found dating back 50,000 years. Metal bands have been found on the teeth… Read more »

The Benefits That Come as a Result of Orthodontic Treatment

If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or gapped, we may recommend braces or Invisalign® to gently move your teeth into their ideal positions over time. It may come as a surprise to learn that straightening your teeth provides many benefits to you and your smile. Our orthodontist and team are more than happy to go… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Be Needed to Help Prevent Lower Teeth from Relapsing

Each of the successive adjustments performed on your braces at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic served a role in gradually moving your teeth into their ideal position. Once this has been achieved, can remove your braces. Yet this is not the end of the process. Yet you will need to use some form of retainer for… Read more »

The Function of Space Maintainers

Did your child knock out a baby tooth before it was ready to come out? Or perhaps because of tooth decay, your child had to have an extraction. If so, it’s time to consider a space maintainer. The gap in his or her mouth may cause an adult tooth to erupt in the wrong place… Read more »

Your Child Will Need Their Braces Tightened on a Regular Basis

Once Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla installs traditional braces into your child’s mouth they will still need to return to orthodontic clinic for routine adjustments. Each of these important appointments is designed to tighten the components to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor their teeth in place. Consistent timing of their adjustments is very important. If… Read more »

The Reasons for Braces

You’ve almost certainly known or observed people who have braces on their teeth. Do you ever speculate about why they choose to get them? Dr. and our staff at in , , would be pleased to explain it to you. Braces were invented to correct teeth and a jawbone that is misaligned. The conventional kinds… Read more »

When It Comes to Braces, You Have Many Options

Are you considering orthodontic treatment with braces? If so, good for you! You’re on your way toward the straight and healthy smile you desire. Fortunately, when it comes to aligning your smile, you have many options. Our orthodontist, Dr. , is thrilled to tell you all about them. One option is traditional metal braces. This… Read more »

Maintaining Healthy Gums Is Very Important to the Process of Realigning Your Teeth with Braces

Braces are a common orthodontic solution for correcting deviations in the alignment of your teeth. After they have been installed in your mouth by Dr. they will still require routine adjustments. Each of these appointments will tighten the orthodontic hardware. This will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your mouth. Through… Read more »

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 »