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… 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… Read more »

Why You Should Correct a Misaligned Bite

Having a misaligned bite can be inconvenient, bothersome, and even unhealthy, which is why our team strongly recommends correcting your misaligned bite to improve your oral health and your life. There are many reasons why you should align your bite, and some of those reasons are because: -It makes eating easier: Having an aligned bite… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Hawley Retainer

Now that the braces installed by your orthodontist have successfully adjusted your teeth to their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. Even after your braces have been removed a retention phase is required to make sure your teeth will stay in their ideal alignment for a lifetime. Even in your new alignment there will… Read more »

How to Effectively Clean and Maintain Your Braces

The braces installed by will through the course of several adjustment sessions, realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and appealing smile. If develop cavities on any of your teeth, or some part of your braces is damaged, it will likely increase the duration you need to wear braces. By making a few minor changes… Read more »

Cleaning and Maintaining Your New Ceramic Coated Braces

The ceramic braces installed by Dr. are exactly the same as traditional wire and bracket braces, only much of the hardware pieces have been coated with a porcelain-ceramic material. Because the porcelain is shaded to closely match to your natural tooth enamel, casual observers can hardly notice you even have braces. If any part of… Read more »

The Foods to Avoid When You Have Braces

As you align your teeth, it’s important to do all you can to take good care of your appliance and smile. Make sure you keep up on oral hygiene, attend your checkups, and wear a mouthguard while you are active. However, there is another important way to take care of your oral health and keep… Read more »