Helpful Facts About Orthodontics

Many people can benefit from orthodontic treatment as few people are born with perfectly aligned teeth. We recommend that patients come in for their initial exam as early as age seven, but people of any age can benefit from having an orthodontic exam. When you or your child come in for your orthodontic exam in… Read more »

A Tooth Extraction May Be Needed for Braces

As you are aware, primary teeth are not replaced by permanent teeth, all at once. Sometimes the structure of your child’s mouth is not large enough to fully accommodate the emerging permanent teeth. This can cause the teeth in your child’s mouth to become overcrowded. When combined with natural deviations in the alignment of their… Read more »

The Advantages That Come as a Result of Orthodontic Treatment

If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or gapped, our orthodontist may recommend braces or Invisalign® to gently align your teeth over time. Believe it or not, straightening your teeth provides many benefits to you and your smile. Straight Teeth Are Easier to Take Care Of Unfortunately, teeth that are crooked are crowded are difficult to… Read more »

Your Routine Dental Checkups Are Also Important During the Braces Realignment Process

The various components of the orthodontic components installed in your mouth at ’s orthodontic clinic can easily create hard to reach contours around your teeth. Without a concerted effort toward maintaining good oral hygiene, bacterial deposits in these areas can cause cavities to develop. Should this occur, the effect on your teeth and possible treatments… Read more »

What are Space Maintainers?

If your child knocked out a baby tooth before its time or due to baby bottle tooth decay, one of his or her adult teeth may erupt in the wrong places or angles. Then when other teeth are ready to erupt, they may not be able to do so because there is no longer any… Read more »

Significant Dental Stains from Tobacco Use Can Be Removed by a Dental Bleaching Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 16.8% of American adults still use tobacco products in some form. Beyond the obvious medical impact too your health, smoking and chewing tobacco can also introduce tar and chemicals that can stain your teeth. Sometimes minor surface stains caused by tobacco use can be removed by… Read more »

What Can I Eat at Holiday Parties?

Sometimes when you have braces, the “Do Not Eat” list looks dauntingly long. This can be especially true around the holiday season, when treats and snacks and parties abound. Let’s talk holiday tips to make sure you take excellent care of your braces and teeth during the holidays. First, a great way to make sure… Read more »

An Overcrowding Issue Might Require Tooth Extraction When Installing Braces

As your child’s 20 primary teeth are replaced by their 32 adult teeth, it’s possible for two or more to merge very close to each other. In a case like this, the overcrowded teeth and the related teeth in their bite pattern can be at increased risk for problems with dental attrition and dental fractures…. Read more »

Problems With Your Braces?

Braces have come a long way in recent years, but occasionally there are still problems. Some of these problems can include: Broken braces (brackets) Broken wires Loose bands Loose braces Wires sticking out If any of these problems occur, call our team at at and discuss the proper course of action. Sometimes you will need… Read more »

Types of Malocclusion

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »