Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Maintaining Healthy Teeth With Braces

Here at , our orthodontist, Dr. , 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… Read more »

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

Each of your regularly scheduled braces adjustments at ’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… 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… 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… 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…. Read more »

How Braces Correct Malocclusions

A malocclusion is a misalignment of the bite. Underbites or overbites are common examples. These can impair both the look and function of your smile. Significant malocclusions can cause dental attrition and even increase your chances of suffering a dental fracture. Braces were specifically designed to correct malocclusions. How do they work, exactly? Braces are… Read more »

What is a Space Maintainer?

You may have heard the term “space maintainer” thrown around in orthodontics, but what is it? This is an orthodontic device designed for children who lose primary teeth prematurely and are waiting for their adult teeth. Premature tooth loss does not refer to when a child loses their primary teeth normally. Rather, this includes teeth… Read more »

The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment

If two-phase orthodontics was recommended for your child, it’s important to consider it. Two-phase orthodontics is the process of modifying the smile and mouth at a younger age to prepare them for more advanced treatment in the future. There are many benefits to this type of treatment, and our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to… Read more »

A Retainer Needs to Be Cleaned Each Day to Maintain It and Keep It Fresh

A retainer is almost always needed to ensure that teeth remain in their correct position after realignment by braces. This is designed to help hold your teeth in their new location while the lingering tension in your periodontal ligaments gradually abates. The most common form of a retainer is known as a Hawley. This is… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Be Needed if One Area of Your Teeth Required Significant Correction

Alignment problems with your teeth can often be corrected by having Dr. install braces onto your teeth at orthodontic clinic. The components will need to be tightened on a regular basis to gradually re-position your teeth for a more appealing smile and a better functioning mouth. Once the braces have been removed you will need… Read more »