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 »

Avoid These Habits if You Want a Top-Notch Orthodontic Appliance

If you want a perfect smile after your orthodontic treatment, then you need to do all you can to take good care of your braces. In order to keep your appliance in tip-top shape, you need to do certain things, like avoid appliance-harming habits. Some of those habits are: –Forgetting to brush, floss, and rinse:… Read more »

The Benefits and Advantages of Invisalign® Braces

Do you need braces? Have you been wondering what kind of braces is best for you? There are a number of different types of braces available, but one of the most popular types is Invisalign® clear plastic braces. They offer a lot of advantages over traditional metal braces, but they are not for every situation…. Read more »

Innovative Braces Make Your Life Easier

Braces. They are one of the most common dental treatments given to people of all ages these days. These treatments can have a profound effect on the lives of the people who receive them. Dental braces are such a common treatment because of the wide variety of oral problems they fix. From teeth misalignment to… Read more »

A Retainer Will Be Needed After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Your braces were installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. , to reposition your teeth. To do this, applied progressive tension to the hardware at your routine adjustment sessions. This effectively stretched the periodontal ligaments that anchor each one of your teeth in its specific socket. Once your teeth have attained their ideal alignment,… Read more »