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 »

Have a Good Easter With Aligners by Using Our Tips

Easter is a great holiday filled with yummy treats, Easter egg hunts and family time. If you’re like our orthodontic team, you want the best Easter possible. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, you can experience problems with your orthodontic aligners. This can put a damper on the holiday. So, our orthodontist, Dr. , encourages you… Read more »

What Happens After You Get Braces on Your Teeth?

So, you’ve gotten braces. What will your life be like now that they are going to be a part of your mouth for a time? Well, it is important to know how to properly take care of them, and how to work around them in your daily routine. Eating You can rest assured that one… Read more »

Treatments for Crooked Teeth

Do you have crooked teeth? If so, you’re probably wondering how to reach the straight, beautiful smile you deserve. Well, one way you can achieve your goals is with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws. Typically, appliances are used to correct those misalignments. Our orthodontist, Dr. , is… Read more »

If You Have One of These Malocclusions, You May Need Braces

If your teeth don’t come together properly, you have what is called a malocclusion–more commonly known as a bad bite. Patients of all ages can develop malocclusions at any time and for a variety of reasons. Orthodontics is often the best solution to an unhealthy bite. We have provided a list of types of malocclusions… Read more »

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 »