You Will Need to Attend Regularly Scheduled Braces Adjustments

As you grow older, the structure of your mouth can change. This could be related to genetic and environmental factors, or the loss of a tooth. At the same time, minor alignment issues that went uncorrected in your adolescent years could become more prominent with age. In a situation like this, the alignment of your… Read more »

A Loose or Missing Spacer Might Require an Adjustment Appointment

The braces installed in your mouth at form an effective and functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. This system incorporates metal brackets, wires, bands, and spacers that are adjusted during your regularly scheduled appointments. During each of these appointments, the doctor will tighten your braces to affect the periodontal ligaments that… Read more »

How Do I Care for My Plastic Retainer?

If you have a plastic retainer that you’re not quite sure how to care for, then you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Alexander, has the information, tips, and instructions you need to keep your retainer in tip-top shape. Now remember: Caring for your retainer is important because it helps it… Read more »

The Best Braces for Your Son or Daughter

A mouth that doesn’t need orthodontic alignment at some point in life is rather rare. It helps to do it as soon as possible to give your child a good start in their oral health and their life. You also want your child to have the best braces experience possible. That’s why Bartlett & Alexander… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer After Your Orthodontic Braces Have Been Removed

Traditional orthodontic braces are often the most effective solution for correcting modest to significant alignment problems with your teeth. They use metal brackets that are cemented onto the faces of your teeth and incorporate with wires, bands, and other orthodontic components. You will then need to return to Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic for routine adjustments…. Read more »

Orthodontics for All Ages

Did you know that orthodontics is good for people of all ages? While it is preferable to straighten teeth when you are younger, you can actually align your smile at any age. With orthodontics, you can move your teeth into proper alignment for a healthier and more appealing smile, and even speak more clearly and… Read more »

Braces: The Many Ways to Align the Smile

Orthodontic treatment is a great way to work toward and achieve the smile of your dreams. When it comes to the appliance used to reach your goals, there are many options available. That’s right—You can choose which treatment is right for you. To tell you a little more, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to… Read more »

Anyone Can Get a Straight Smile

Are your teeth crooked? Are you sick of it? If you are over 18 and need orthodontic treatment, you are not alone! Approximately 20% of orthodontics patients are adults, and the numbers are still rising. has a lot of options available to you. As you decide if orthodontic care is best for you, keep these… Read more »

Understanding Invisalign®

If you are thinking about aligning your smile, then you have come to the right place! Did you know, Invisalign® can help you align your teeth discreetly? Well, it’s true! Traditional braces are obstructive and can make teens and adults feel self-conscious. However, if you talk to Dr. about Invisalign, then you may not need… Read more »

Types and Treatment of Malocclusion

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly in front of the lower teeth. Malocclusion is sometimes a cosmetic problem, but crooked teeth are also hard to care for properly. This can lead to oral… Read more »