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 a smelly appliance. To help… 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. , is happy to explain… 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 sore, our orthodontist, Dr. ,… 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. enjoys helping adults achieve their perfect smiles because of many reasons. The first reason is because adults follow instructions. When our… 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 necessary to add a new… Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Removed

Each of your child’s braces adjustments with Dr. gradually tightened your braces to correct alignment of your son or daughter’s teeth. Once their ideal alignment has been achieved, Dr. can remove the orthodontic hardware from their mouth. However, this is not the end of the process. There will still be a mild amount of residual… Read more »

Got Braces? Here’s What You Need to Know

Braces are strong, successful, and sometimes even colorful! They move your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. To teach you a little more about braces in , , Dr. is happy to share some handy facts. First, it’s important to keep up on oral hygiene when you are aligning your smile…. Read more »

Treating Your Malocclusion is Vital

Perfect smiles frequently necessitate orthodontic treatments that battle the effects of malocclusions. Although malocclusions are fairly commonplace, they can have a negative impact on both the aesthetics and overall health of your teeth and gums. Are you seeking a beautiful, healthy smile? Treating your malocclusion is vital. Incisor malocclusions are the most common and form… Read more »

Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. A retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for you. Unlike braces, a retainer… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits Are Important When Correcting the Alignment of Your Teeth

Braces are known for correcting alignment problems with your teeth through successive adjustments. Every four to six weeks Dr. will tighten your braces. This will bring your teeth one small step closer to their ideal position. Maintaining good oral hygiene during the realignment process is very important. Cavities and other oral health complications can alter… Read more »