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 »

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 360 Orthodontics 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, with time and... 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 issues are also more prone... read more »

Tips for your New Retainer

After getting your braces off, the next - and final - step in your treatment with Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla 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 end up with... read more »

If Your Braces Are Damaged, You Should Seek Timely Repair

Your 360 Orthodontics orthodontist installed your braces to realign your teeth through the course of progressive adjustment sessions. If any part of your braces hardware is loosened or damaged, it very likely could increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to attain your ideal smile. At the same time, oral health complications like tooth decay or gum disease can also... read more »

Learning All About Invisalign®

Invisalign® has taken the world by storm thanks to the amazing success Invisalign has to offer. Thanks to modern dentistry, Invisalign now offers a simple way to straighten your smile discreetly for adults and teens alike. Invisalign works by having a series of aligners made by your dental professional. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before... read more »

Braces Can Be Used to Address a Wide Range of Orthodontic Issues

As your child grows up their body is sure to go through many changes. One of the hallmark signs of adolescence is when their 32 adult teeth completely replace the 20 primary teeth that served them in childhood. The dramatic changes occurring with their teeth and jaw structure can often result in alignment problems or other orthodontic issues. Sometimes alignment... read more »

Care and Cleaning Tips to Help You Maintain Your Retainer

After your braces were installed and have successfully realigned your teeth into their ideal position, they can finally be removed. However, you will need to use some form of retainer for a while afterward. This is to counter the residual tension lingering in the periodontal ligaments. If this tension is not countered, your teeth will slowly drift out of alignment... read more »

Understanding Your Retainer Options

Once your braces have completed their purpose of realigning your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile, they can be removed. However, there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments in your mouth that needs to be addressed. This lingering tension has the ability to gradually pull your teeth back out of alignment. To counteract... read more »