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 »

Understanding the Different Retainer Options

Now that Dr. Merissa Blais has successfully adjusted the alignment your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile, the time has come to have your braces removed. However, it’s important to keep in mind that adjusting your teeth with braces was just the first phase of the realignment process. Once your braces are removed a retention phase is... read more »

Do You Have a Fear of Braces?

“You need braces” is a sentence no one likes to hear, especially when it comes from a dental professional. It’s common to have concerns about the process of getting braces or the time duration, which is why our team at Blais Orthodontics has provided a few tips to help you prepare for your next orthodontist appointment. - Talk to your... read more »

Oral Hygiene Tool for Cleaning Your New Braces

The new braces fitted by Blais Orthodontics are a serious investment to effectively realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. Maintaining your daily oral hygiene routine is very important for preventing issues with gum disease and tooth decay. Complications caused by these problems can increase the amount of time you need to wear braces. There... read more »

How to Stay Healthy While You Align Your Smile

As you transform your smile with braces, it’s extremely important to keep your teeth, gums, and orthodontic appliance healthy and strong. There are many ways you can do this, and those ways are: Keep up on oral hygiene Make sure you brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack. Doing so will help you remove the harmful plaque... read more »

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Braces as an Adult

If you aren’t sure if getting braces as an adult would be worth it to you, our Blais Orthodontics team is here to help you think otherwise! Braces are placed on adult smiles more and more each day, and there are many reasons why you should consider doing so as well. Those reasons are: No. 1: Every smile is important... read more »

How to Maintain a Beautiful Smile as a Teen

Whether you believe it or not, your smile is not invincible as a teen. Many problems can occur, like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral injuries, which is why it is very important that you take care of your smile each and every day. So, to help you maintain a strong and successful oral health, our Blais Orthodontics team encourages... read more »

Daily Cleaning is Essential to Maintaining Your Lingual Braces

In recent years, lingual braces have grown in popularity with adolescents and adults. Because the brackets and wires attach to the backs of your teeth, it makes it very hard for the casual observer to notice. With a few minor lifestyle changes, you can keep your lingual braces clean and free from damage. If you do have something come loose... read more »