Dental Hygiene While Wearing Braces

Orthodontics is used to straighten the teeth and correct the bite. This can improve not only the appearance of your smile, but the health as well. Now that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are some things you should know about caring for your teeth and braces. Dental Hygiene with Braces Dental hygiene is a… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Your Smile

For those that have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, traditional braces are not the only option. Consider Invisalign® in , , if you wish to straighten your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners that straighten the teeth over time. Each set of… Read more »

Think Braces are Just For Teens and Adults? Think Again

If you think of someone with braces, most of the time a gawky teenager that tries to cover their mouth any chance they get comes to mind. That seems to be the most popular view of braces anyway, but it is not necessarily the correct one. Braces are actually meant for and most useful at… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Have Cosmetic Appeal

Braces are made from brackets, wires, bands, spacers, and other forms of orthodontic hardware. They are secured in your mouth or cemented onto your teeth. Since they are apparent in your smile, some people feel socially awkward about having braces. One way to change this is to have Dr. apply ceramic braces to your teeth…. Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Help Minimize the Duration of the Alignment Process

The braces installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. , represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth. This is done by applying progressive tension to the braces hardware to stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into their sockets. In time, your teeth will gradually alter their positions to achieve your ideal… Read more »

What Orthodontics Can Treat

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are 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, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

Orthodontic Wax Can Make Wearing Braces a Breeze

Are your metal braces irritating and hurting your sensitive lips, cheeks, and gums? If so, don’t despair, that just means it’s time to pull out your orthodontic wax! You can feel comfortable again while using this was to protect sensitive areas that are being rubbed by your braces. The effectiveness of using orthodontic wax depends… Read more »

Do You Suffer from a Malocclusion?

Do you suffer from a malocclusion? A malocclusion often refers to a bad bite or crooked teeth. If so, our orthodontists at will do our very best to ensure the treatment options you need are used to ensure your mouth can have the best smile possible. Even if you have suffered from abnormally curved teeth,… Read more »

Braces Can Be Used to Improve Overcrowding Problems

As your child’s twenty primary teeth are replaced by their thirty-two permanent teeth, it is possible for overcrowding issues to arise. This is even more likely to occur if they had one or more primary teeth extracted to treat a severe tooth decay issue. Beyond the cosmetic impact to their smile, teeth suffering from overcrowding… Read more »

Tips for your New Retainer

After getting your braces off, the next – and final – step in your treatment with Dr. will be fitting for a retainer. This is one of the most important parts of your orthodontic treatment since retainers are critical to ensuring all the hard work of wearing braces doesn’t go to waste. You’ll most likely… Read more »