Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Issues Successfully

Minor alignment issues with your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Beyond the simple social ramifications, misaligned teeth can also impair the function of your mouth and increase your chances of having chipped tooth enamel. One way to improve the alignment of your smile and prevent further complications is to have your… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Have Cosmetic Appeal

Some people find the visible metal brackets and wires of traditional braces leave them feeling self-conscious about their appearance. At the same time, braces hardware is also an essential element of the realignment process. To help ease some of these feelings, your orthodontist, Dr. , will sometimes recommend ceramic braces in , . The porcelain-ceramic… Read more »

How Braces Improve Your Smile

If your teeth are crooked or if you have a misaligned bite, Dr. may recommend braces in , . An orthodontic exam will be performed and our orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth, take photos of your teeth and face, and take X-rays of your mouth and head. Your treatment plan will be formed… Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Clean With Braces

If you have braces, it can sometimes be difficult to keep them clean. The important thing is to make sure no food debris gets lodged in the spaces where the brace meets the teeth, or in the gaps between teeth. Here are a few tips for keeping your teeth clean with braces: Do not miss your… Read more »

Finding the Perfect Braces for the Perfect Fit

Finding the perfect brace for the perfect fit requires patience, a little extra time to spare, and an understanding of the different types available. No matter which you choose, it is important to consult with your orthodontist to know all of the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of treatments we offer. Here at… Read more »

Celebrate the Holidays Wisely and Keep Your Stellar Smile

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and at , Dr. and our team are excited to share how important orthodontics is to a healthy smile for our patients in , . Aligning crooked or crowded teeth doesn’t simply result in a more attractive smile, correcting a “bad bite,” actually results in a healthier mouth. So,… Read more »

How Do Braces Work?

Do you have crooked teeth or a bad bite? Ask Dr. about how braces in , , can help you. Do not think that since you did not have your teeth straightened as a child that it is too late. Braces can help children, teens, and adults alike! Braces are can be made from different… Read more »

Damaged Braces Need Urgent Repair to Prevent Prolonged Treatment Time

When your orthodontist, Dr. , installed your braces, they were intended to be durable enough to handle eating basic foods. However, it is possible for hard and sticky foods to cause damage to your braces. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard. If any part of… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

Once your braces have brought your teeth into their ideal alignment, they can be removed. However, you will still need to use a retainer for a while, while your teeth settle into their new position. If your lower, front teeth were significantly out of alignment, Dr. might recommend installing a fixed retainer. This is basically… Read more »

Your New Braces Will Need Regular Cleaning and Maintenance to Prevent Complications

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions ’s orthodontic team will use your braces to realign your teeth. Cleaning your braces twice each day, and maintaining them through minor lifestyle changes, it will minimize any potential complications. If you develop tooth decay in a critical area, or some part of your braces is damaged, it… Read more »