The Basics of Orthodontic Retainers

Having your braces removed will no doubt be an exciting time because you can finally show off your new smile. However, braces aren’t the final step in orthodontics. You will need to undergo a retention period, and we are pleased to offer a basic review of wearing orthodontic retainers. Braces typically require several months or even years of use to... read more »

Tips for Having a Good Easter with Braces

If you want a good Easter this year, then you need to keep your smile in mind. In fact, you need to do what you can to keep your braces in tip-top shape. This is because if you don’t care for your appliance, you can run into orthodontic problems. You don’t want that, do you? So, our orthodontist, Dr. Merissa... read more »

Covering Your Concerns About Orthodontic Dentistry

Is it time to fix an alignment problem of your jaw or straighten those crooked teeth? The first thing that you need to do before orthodontic treatment is go in for a consultation and evaluation. Our orthodontist will be happy to sit down with you and discuss your concerns. Then, she can make a professional recommendation for your course of... read more »

What to Expect With Invisalign® and Braces

If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile due to bite problems such as crooked or gapped teeth, you may need to undergo orthodontic treatment. The two main options for orthodontics is traditional braces and Invisalign®, which offer important differences. When choosing between braces and Invisalign, consider how they differ in nature. Invisalign is a very popular choice... read more »

Some Tips to Help You Remember Your Ortho Adjustment Appointment

It’s very important to remember your orthodontic adjustment appointments. If you fail to attend your appointments, your treatment process can be delayed and effected and it can even prolong the achievement of your perfect smile! So, please try your best to remember to attend your appointments. To help you do so, our orthodontist, Dr. Merissa Blais, has some tips for... read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Maintaining Healthy Teeth With Braces

Here at Blais Orthodontics, our orthodontist, Dr. Merissa Blais, often uses traditional metal braces to correct the alignment of teeth. This treatment is especially common for addressing an underbite, overbite, diastema, or overcrowding issue. Preventing cavities and maintaining a healthy mouth is very important throughout the realignment process. Treating active areas of tooth decay can potentially delay your adjustments and... read more »

You Will Need to Wear and Maintain a Retainer After Braces Correct Your Teeth

Each of your regularly scheduled braces adjustments at Blais Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic served an important purpose in correcting the alignment of your teeth. The progressive tension applied to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your gums moved your teeth in small increments. Now that your ideal alignment has been achieved the braces components can be uninstalled from your... read more »

Get A Beautiful, Aligned Smile with Invisalign®

If you’re looking for an alternative to metal braces, consider Invisalign. Braces used to be the only way someone could align their smile, but with the advent of clear aligners, that’s no longer the case. Invisalign, a thinner plastic appliance, can be used with both adults and teens, and may decrease your treatment time. Find out why you should check... read more »

Holiday Desserts For Those With Braces

It’s easy to be tempted to break the rules during the holidays of what not to eat. But broken braces are not anyone’s idea of a good time during holiday celebrations! Here are some tasty, braces-friendly holiday desserts that should help you not miss that pecan pie quite so much. Cake: Cake--as long as you avoid nut pieces, candied fruit... read more »

Brushing and Flossing with Braces

If you are new to braces, you’ve probably learned that keeping them clean can be difficult. Fortunately, there are some tricks to make it easier. Blais Orthodontics in Scarsdale, New York, would be happy to share them with you. While you adjust to your new braces, they can feel uncomfortable, especially if they are dirty. Braces, wires, springs, and rubber... read more »