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 Scarsdale, New York. At Blais Orthodontics, we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer the traditional route of straightening the teeth while others wish... 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. Merissa Blais 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 off, you'll still... 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 Blais Orthodontics 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 from relapsing the... 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 your teeth, giving your teeth... read more »

Damaged Braces Pose Several Complications and Require Timely Repair

Your braces, installed by your Blais Orthodontics 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 Blais Orthodontics our orthodontists recommend... 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 years to come. If you... read more »

A Retainer Helps Maintain Your New Smile

Now that your braces and the adjustment sessions with Dr. Merissa Blais have successfully realigned your teeth, your braces can be removed. However, even once your braces are off, there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth in its socket. If this residual tension is not counteracted in some way, your teeth will... read more »

The Many Advantages of Having an Aligned Bite

If you’re curious about the benefits of having an aligned bite, then our Blais Orthodontics team is thrilled to give you the information you seek! There are many benefits and advantages to having a straight and aligned bite, and those benefits and advantages are: -It makes eating easier: Having an aligned bite will help make eating and chewing much easier.... read more »

Taking Care of Damaged Braces

The braces installed at Blais Orthodontics are designed to realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and winning smile. While your braces are intended to be durable, they will also need to be well-maintained. There are still certain activities, foods, and bad habits which could potentially damage some part of your braces. Damage to your braces will most likely increase... read more »

What Makes Braces Work

Malocclusion, or crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, is a common issue. Some people’s teeth come in crooked, overlapping, or crooked. This may occur when a person’s mouth it too small for their teeth, which causes crowding. Other times, a person may have upper and lower jaws that aren’t the same size or that did not form correctly. This can... read more »