When You’re Expecting Invisalign®

If you have chosen Invisalign®, it is likely because you are hesitant about wearing metal brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. You would love to straighten your smile without marring the beauty of it in the process. As you are just beginning your Invisalign journey, or simply considering taking... Read more »

An Orthodontic Snore Guard Can Help

A prescription snore guard provided by Dr. Joseph Wilson and the orthodontic specialists at Yuma Orthodontics, Inc. is intended to help hold the mouth and soft palate in the correct position for the clear passage of air. This can help alleviate symptoms of moderate sleep apnea such as chronic snoring... Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Braces During the Holidays

Little did you know, holiday parties could be dangerous for your braces. In fact, certain party activities could break your braces brackets and wires and even promote dental issues. So, it’s important to care for your braces as much as possible as you gather with family members and friends. Our... Read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Invisalign®

Have you ever heard of Invisalign®? Invisalign is a highly effective and revolutionary form of orthodontic alignment system designed to improve your smile so that you have straight teeth, better oral hygiene, and a lower risk for numerous diseases. For some of the benefits that Invisalign orthodontic aligner treatment systems... Read more »

Orthodontics & Malocclusion

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry whose focus is on correcting teeth and jaws that are not positioned properly. When the teeth are crooked or crowded, they are harder to sufficiently clean, so they are more prone to cavities. Misaligned teeth or bad bites are referred to as malocclusion. There... Read more »

Tips on How to Keep Plaque Away from Your Retainer

Do you notice little white deposits growing on your orthodontic retainer? If so, that substance is plaque, and it’s very dangerous for your smile. When you see this substance on your retainer, it’s best to remove it as soon as possible. Plus, removing the plaque can also help you prevent... Read more »

Do You Have a Cavity While You Have Braces? Here’s How Your Dentist Will Handle It

If you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums when you have braces, there is a good chance you’ll suffer a cavity during your orthodontic journey. This can be quite inconvenient, troublesome, and even painful. It’s important to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Our orthodontist, Dr.... Read more »

Are Your Chompers Sore After an Adjustment with Your Braces? Here’s Why

It’s common to have sore, tender, and sensitive teeth after you have adjusted your braces. In fact, it’s a good sign because it means your teeth are moving. This doesn’t make it any less inconvenient, though, right? Well, to help you understand a little more about why your teeth are... Read more »

Why Orthodontists Like Working with Adult Patients

As you may have already guessed, orthodontists oftentimes visit with kids and teens, working toward healthy and aligned smiles. However, they work with adults as well. In fact, they love working with adults. Dr. Joseph Wilson enjoys helping adults achieve their perfect smiles because of many reasons. The first reason... Read more »

The Finer Details of Cleaning Braces

If you have braces, it is critical to remember to continue practicing your oral health hygiene habits. When following your brushing and flossing routine while wearing braces, exercise caution and brush slowly and safety to prevent accidental damage to them. Because flossing can be arduous with braces, it may be... Read more »