The 101 on Cleaning Ceramic Braces

Here at , we offer a few different variations and alternatives to traditional braces. One of the more popular options your son or daughter might prefer is ceramic braces in , . This appliance has traditional wires and brackets that are coated with a ceramic material. The braces can be shaded to closely match the… Read more »

Damage on Your Braces Requires Immediate Attention

The braces fitted by represent a serious investment in realigning your child’s teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile. While the braces are intended to be durable enough to handle basic functions, there are certain foods and activities that have the potential to damage loosen or damage some of the hardware. Any damage… Read more »

Different Types of Recommended Braces

Adolescence is a time of great physical change in the human body. One of these changes involves all of your child’s 20 baby teeth being replaced by their 32 permanent teeth. When this happens the changes in the shape of your child’s mouth, as well as any teeth that required extraction in childhood, can cause… Read more »

What Do I Do Now That My Braces Are Off?

If you’ve recently had your braces removed, good for you! You now have the beautiful, strong, and healthy smile you deserve. However, that will only last if you take good care of your teeth and gums. If you do not take good care of your smile, your teeth will move out of place and you… Read more »

How to Clean and Maintain Your New Braces

For all intents and purposes the ceramic coated braces that Dr. installed in your mouth are exactly the same as traditional wire and bracket braces. The one notable exception is that all of the visible hardware has been glazed with a porcelain-ceramic material shaded to closely match the color of your teeth. With a few… Read more »

Do Adults Need Braces?

If you have teeth that don’t align properly or an abnormal bite, you should consider being fitted for braces, no matter your age. These types of dental issues usually develop between the ages of six and 12, but not everyone has the opportunity or desire to wear braces in their youth. Today, adults make up… Read more »

Take Care of Your Retainer By Using These Tips

Have you finally completed your orthodontic treatment? If so, it’s time to wear a retainer! Retainers in , , are beneficial appliances that keep your teeth in their current positions. This appliance is very helpful because, whether you believe it or not, your teeth move every day. So, in order to keep your smile in… Read more »

The Important Orthodontic Items to Keep With You At All Times

For a successful orthodontic experience with braces, it’s best to keep your orthodontic handbag with you at all times. This bag will have the tools you need to eliminate the discomfort you might feel throughout the day as well as help you keep your smile in tip-top shape. The tools our team recommends having are:… Read more »

Everyday Tips for Taking Care of Your New Retainer

Your new retainer helps to maintain the alignment of your teeth after your braces have been removed. Without it the residual tension in your periodontal ligaments could start to pull your teeth out of their ideal alignment. If your new retainer is damaged or you don’t wear it during the prescribed times it will likely… Read more »

Tips for Preventing Gum Disease while Wearing Braces

Even though the wires and brackets of your braces are not made from materials that can be affected by bacteria, they still need to be included in your oral hygiene routine. The wires, brackets, and bands of your braces can sometimes be hard to clean around. This can create areas near the gum line where… Read more »