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 »

Damaged Braces Pose Several Complications and Require Timely Repair

Your braces, installed by your orthodontists represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth to achieve your ideal smile. While your braces are designed to be durable enough to handle normal wear and tear, it is possible for them to be damaged by chewing gum, or eating sticky or hard foods. Here at our orthodontists… Read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Needs Routine Care and Cleaning

Each adjustment session of your braces served to stretch the periodontal ligaments holding your teeth in the sockets. Even after your braces are removed, there will still be some residual tension. Wearing a retainer serves to counter the tension until it subsides. When it does your teeth will remain in their new alignment for many… Read more »