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 »

Ideal Dental Hygiene With Braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. may recommend braces in , . Caring for your teeth while wearing braces is a little more involved, but well worth the effort. will take a little more time. Brushing Your Teeth With Braces Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush using a gentle, circular motion. Brush… Read more »

Your Child Will Need Routine Adjustments to Tighten Their Braces

The braces hardware installed in your child’s mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic have been designed to realign their teeth to give them an appealing smile. This is done by tightening the orthodontic hardware at routine adjustment sessions. Each of these appointments will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring their teeth in their mouth. Each… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Invisalign®

If you wish to improve your oral health, make the effort to improve the alignment in your smile. A wonderful choice for orthodontic aligners is Invisalign®. For a list of guidelines concerning Invisalign, consider this: – Invisalign forgoes the use of visually less appealing metals and wires, and instead, uses a specialized thermoplastic material to… Read more »

Try to Avoid Dental Stains with Braces

Brackets and other pieces of orthodontic hardware that make up your braces are often cemented onto the faces of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. This is meant to bind them securely enough to handle the daily rigors of chewing food while also holding strong during your routine adjustments. The total number of adjustments… Read more »

Retain Your Straight Smile With a Retainer

Your braces were installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. , to reposition your teeth. As the teeth moved, the periodontal ligaments that anchor each one of your teeth in its specific socket were stretched. Once your teeth have attained their ideal alignment, Dr. can remove the braces so you can enjoy a better-functioning… Read more »

What Can You Expect from Your Orthodontic Braces?

What can you expect from your orthodontic braces? Getting your teeth straightened is an outstanding way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all parts of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay… Read more »