Types of Tooth Straightening Appliances

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Today, unlike in the past, you have several options to choose from when you need your teeth straightened. Below are the variety of options from fixed to removable types of braces and aligners. Traditional braces are the prevalent fixed treatment option. They consist of brackets that are bonded to the front of the tooth, and… Read more »

What are Space Maintainers?

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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 »

Problems With Your Braces?

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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

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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 »

Retain Your Straight Smile With a Retainer

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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 »

How to Clean and Care for Your Retainer

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Even though your retainer is made of durable materials, like metal and plastic, it still needs daily care and cleaning. If you take good care of it on a regular basis, it can help you maintain a straight, beautiful, and healthy smile. To help you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, Dr. and our orthodontic… Read more »

Straight Teeth Are Easier to Clean

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Straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked ones. Because food particles and bad bacteria like to hide in plaque that stands a better chance to avoid being swept away from brushing, it is important to ensure your teeth are straight so your dental tools can effectively do their jobs. Our team at prides ourselves… Read more »

How to Use Orthodontic Wax

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Do you have sore areas in your mouth because of your braces but you’re not sure how to use your orthodontic wax? If so, our orthodontic team is more than happy to help you! Your orthodontic wax is a handy tool that can cover the sharp areas of your appliance and provide relief. However, that’s… Read more »

Orthodontics: How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Braces

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Do you want to have the best orthodontic experience possible? If so, our team is more than happy to help you! You will have your braces for many months, maybe even years, so it’s important to establish a good relationship with them. If you treat your braces right, they’ll treat you right. So, we recommend… Read more »