Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Soft Food for Braces: Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce

It’s not very fun to eat when you have your braces. And with the food restrictions, you can’t eat things that will cause damage or cleaning issues. No apples, corn-on-the-cob, hard or sticky food, etc. But buck up little soldier! We’re here to help you make the most out of your menu choices with some… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for All Ages

Orthodontics is a field of oral care that is designed to improve misalignments in your teeth and jaw that can impact the health of your smile. These issues in the health of your teeth are called malocclusions, or bad bites. The purpose of orthodontics is to improve the alignment of your teeth in order to… Read more »

Beautiful Braces and Aligners for Tooth Straightening

Although it isn’t something they look forward to, getting braces as a teenager is practically a right of passage. At one time, there weren’t any options given to reduce the stigma of having “metal mouth.” All braces were blindingly obvious, and the laborious process of beautifying your smile invaded already awkward teen years. Thankfully, with… Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: Invisalign®

In order to receive the oral health care you’ve always desired, it is important to treat any issues you have with misalignment or spacing issues with your teeth. If you are suffering from a malocclusion, which is also known as a bad bite, it is a good time to visit an orthodontist for an examination… Read more »