What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Orthodontics Basics

There are a ton of different ways to get straight, beautiful teeth. Even if you need a lot of work done before you can get your teeth straightened, you have a lot of different things to choose from. The best way to figure out what will work for you is to understand the orthodontics process… Read more »

What Not to Eat With Braces

Getting braces is a big step in life for those who need them. A lot of things in your life will change when you get braces, and not just where your teeth are aligned in your mouth. You’ll have a new diet to follow because there are certain things you can’t eat when wearing braces…. Read more »

Patients With Traditional Braces Need to Maintain Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits

The orthodontic components used with traditional braces provide a system capable of gradually altering the alignment of your teeth. The process relies on consistently timed adjustments which tension the brackets, wire and other elements to affect the periodontal connective tissues the bond your teeth in your mouth. If something happens to alter this tension, it… Read more »

Getting to Know Your Retainer

Though you and your braces will spend a lot of time together, you will probably be excited to have them removed. When that day comes, you will be ready to show off your beautiful new smile to everyone you know. However, following the removal of your braces, you will need to wear a retainer for… Read more »

Simple Tips to Help Preserve and Maintain Traditional Braces

The traditional braces installed in your mouth by our orthodontist represent a functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. With regularly scheduled adjustments your teeth will be brought into alignment for a healthier mouth and a more attractive smile. Throughout the realignment process, you will need to take steps to maintain your… Read more »