Routine Adjustments Are Needed to Fully Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

The braces hardware installed in your mouth by Dr. represents a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. The process requires routine adjustment sessions where your braces are tightened and tune. Each of these appointments will apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the socket. These appointments are… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Orthodontic Braces

When you think about your oral health, have you ever considered how the curvature of your teeth affect it? If your teeth are crooked or out of shape, your risk for tooth decay and gum disease can increase. For a list of guidelines concerning orthodontic braces, consider this: – Braces can straighten your teeth and… Read more »

Enhance Your Smile With Brace Maintenance

If you are wearing braces or would like to in the future, it is essential to care for them as efficiently as you would care for your teeth. If your braces are neglected, they may fall into disrepair and fail to work effectively. Enhance your smile with brace maintenance. To learn more about cleaning braces,… Read more »

Orthodontics: It’s Not Just About Straightening Teeth

Can you believe that you might need to be taught how to breathe properly? In addition, did you know that that if you don’t breathe in the right way, your overall health can be impacted? Did you ever think that your child’s craniofacial development may be poorly influenced by not breathing properly? Who thought that… Read more »

Your Child Will Need a Retainer After Braces Have Been Removed

Realigning your son or daughter’s teeth with braces required routine adjustments, good oral hygiene habits and taking daily measures to protect the orthodontic hardware from harm. Now that their teeth have achieved the ideal alignment, they can celebrate their new smile, as the braces are removed. Yet it’s also important to help them understand that… Read more »

Do You Know the Importance of Keeping Your Braces Clean?

Do you know the importance of keeping your braces clean? If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also pivotal in ensuring they can continue doing their job effectively. For a… Read more »

Braces Can Improve Alignment Issues Not Addressed in Youth

Sometimes minor alignment issues in youth can go ignored for financial reasons, or simply because the perceived misalignment was only minor. Unfortunately, as you age this can cause two or more teeth in your dentition to meet at unnatural angles, leading to excess wear and tear or fractures on the tooth enamel. When this happens,… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help You Reach a Straighter, Healthier Smile

For those who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, gaining a straight, beautiful, healthy smile doesn’t have to be a big hassle. With Invisalign® in , , you’ll know what to expect during the entire treatment. To begin the Invisalign process, have a consultation with Dr. and discuss your needs and goals. Our orthodontist… Read more »

The Malocclusion Quiz

A malocclusion is a commonly used term to describe bad bites and misalignment issues within your mouth and jaw. These bad bites can be caused by a variety of issues, and cause a variety of different defects. Orthodontic treatments are often needed to correct malocclusions. For more information about malocclusions, take the following quiz: Which… Read more »

Canker Sore Relief

Canker sores can occur in the mouth anytime, but they often show up when you are first wearing braces. They are white or yellow ulcers surrounded by a red border. They crop up as the soft oral tissues in your mouth may be irritated for one to two weeks while they adjust to the braces… Read more »