Why Are Orthodontic Adjustment Appointments Important?

If you aren’t sure why your regular orthodontic adjustment appointments are necessary and important, then our orthodontist, Dr. Stephan Ramsay, is happy to help you. There are many reasons why you need to attend your appointments regularly. Those reasons are: Orthodontic adjustment appointments apply more pressure to your teeth, which makes your teeth move. This… Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Proper Cleanings for Braces

Never let your orthodontic braces fall into disrepair. If your braces are damaged, the treatment time for your teeth to be straightened can be severely lengthened. Thus, it is essential to always make sure your braces are operating properly. Here are a few tips to remember: In order to ensure your smile has the best… Read more »

Brushing and Flossing in Braces

Practicing good oral hygiene when you are having orthodontic treatment is a wise investment in your time and energy. You want to make sure that food particles are removed from the brackets and wires as well as between teeth. Keeping plaque away from brackets can prevent decalcification (those white spots) from appearing on your teeth…. Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Needs Daily Brushing and Flossing

During the process of realigning your teeth with braces Dr. and orthodontic specialists have recommended that you maintain clean and healthy teeth. This was an important element of maintaining the progressive tension needed to gradually realign your teeth. After Dr. has fully realigned your teeth, can uninstall them to let you the new appearance of… Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Upgrade Your Smile

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that was created to straighten both the look and function of crooked smiles. Orthodontic treatment typically features braces, or stainless steel spacers attached to your teeth and linked by an archwire. This archwire will be tightened every six to eight weeks, pulling your teeth into gradual alignment. Orthodontics… Read more »

Malocclusion Types and You

Have you ever heard of the term malocclusion? A malocclusion, commonly referred to as a bad bite, happens when there is some kind of misalignment in your jaw or teeth. This is often only correctable with the help of an orthodontist. To learn more about malocclusion, please read the following: Many malocclusions are related to… Read more »

Using Invisalign® to Straighten Your Smile

Many adults who were unable to have orthodontic work done when they were younger are looking to have that work done now that they are older. While there are many benefits to having a straight smile, some adults may shy away from braces. They may not like the idea of limiting their diet to braces-friendly… Read more »

You Should Never Attempt to Repair a Bent Braces Wire

The braces installed in your mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic incorporate several different components. They include brackets that are cemented onto the faces of your teeth and secured to a sturdy interlocking wire. Many braces also include bands, spacers, and other small orthodontic components. If you frequently consume sticky foods, like candy, taffy, or… Read more »

Your Orthodontist Loves Working with Adult Patients—Here’s Why

If you’re hesitant to align your smile because you’re afraid you’re too old for treatment, it’s time to think differently. Whether you believe it or not, your orthodontist, Dr. , loves helping adults achieve the smiles of their dreams. There are many reasons why this is the case. First, adults follow instructions. When we ask… Read more »

Taking Care of Your New Braces

Your new braces have a big job to do: realigning your teeth. Despite that, taking care of your braces is fairly easy, so don’t be intimidated by all of that metal looking back at you in the mirror. First, don’t forget to see your regular dentist. Even with your braces on, your teeth still need… Read more »