Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Invisalign® 101

A straight, beautiful smile is something that everyone wants. And rightfully so, since a good smile can do wonders for your appearance and self-esteem. It’s been proven multiple times that those with great smiles are more confident in social and professional situations. Getting that smile, though, isn’t an ideal process. Most people think the only… Read more »

Brushing and Flossing Around Braces

When you have braces, cleaning them can be more extensive than just brushing and flossing your teeth. However, since braces can help you have a more attractive smile, the extra time can be worth it. The braces may pose an interesting challenge, as they can obstruct normal brushing and flossing. As you consider the following… Read more »

Prevent a Braces Emergency With an Orthodontic Mouth Guard

Playing sports while wearing braces can be a little scary, especially if you are worried about injury, but our team is here to help you protect your orthodontic and your smile from any harm. We are pleased to answer questions about playing sports while wearing an orthodontic mouth guard to prevent damage. Should I play… Read more »

Issues That May Be Caused by a Malocclusion

Sometimes, our teeth do not get aligned correctly. This is called a malocclusion, which you may know as either an overbite, underbite or crossbite. While they may not help us look fancy, they may not be cause for much concern. Sometimes, the misalignment can be more extreme, which can cause a few issues. The place… Read more »