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 in their smile. To improve... 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 Middleburg Heights, Ohio, you’ll know what to expect during the entire process. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and discuss your goals. Our orthodontist will evaluate your smile and determine... 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 360 Orthodontics 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 some helpful information... read more »

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 little more involved while wearing... 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 Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 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 aligners is worn over... 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 a much younger age. It... 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. Shabbir Adenwalla apply ceramic braces to your teeth. This special appliance... read more »

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

The braces installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla, 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 smile. If any part... 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 cosmetic problem, but crooked teeth... 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 on using it correctly. To... read more »