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 »

Routine Adjustments Are an Important Part of the Realignment Process

The metal braces that your orthodontist, Dr. , installed onto your smile are designed to realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile. To do this, your orthodontist will need to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth into each socket. This requires you to regularly attend… Read more »

Simple Tips to Keep Your Braces Effective

Are you looking to improve your orthodontic care this holiday season? It is important to keep caring for your braces for as long as they are on you. One of the most effective things you can do is to make sure they are still functioning as they are intended. With the holiday season fast approaching,… Read more »

Special Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Clean Your Braces and Teeth

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for minimizing complications from tooth decay. If you do have cavities form on your teeth, it could increase the total duration needed to achieve your ideal smile. To that end, your orthodontist, Dr. , suggests trying some of these special oral hygiene tools to help clean the hard-to-reach places… Read more »

The Different Types of Braces

Over the years, dental technology has evolved from clunky and obvious to sophisticated and subtle. Orthodontics are no different, and new forms of braces are able to provide all of the function of years past while being much less noticeable and sometimes practically invisible. Because of this advancement in orthodontic technology, you have a number… Read more »

Adult Braces Options

Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Do you worry that you are too old for braces? Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. More and more adults are getting braces in , . At , we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer the traditional route of straightening the teeth… Read more »

Cleaning Fixed Retainers

Sometimes during orthodontic treatment, the best course of action for keeping your teeth straight after your braces are removed is for Dr. to install a permanent fixed retainer. These are usually placed on your front teeth and are generally only used when those teeth needed pretty serious realignment. This means that once your braces are… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of your routine adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, your teeth were aligned to achieve your ideal smile. Once the treatment is completed, your braces can be removed. However, there is still a modest amount of residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth in the sockets. To keep this… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Straighten Your Smile

If you have dreamed of having a dazzling smile, you are not alone. Thousands of people have turned to Invisalign® because of the stunning results Invisalign has to offer. Invisalign is a new system created to move your teeth into ideal alignment discreetly. Invisalign is made of thin, clear plastic aligners that simply snap over… Read more »