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 occlusion is how your upper... 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 their teeth for a healthier,... 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 needed at the time or... 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 delicious recipes that are approved... 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 have a healthier bite and... 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 the advances of modern orthodontics... 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 to determine if an aligner... read more »

The Most Common Choices for Orthodontics

Are you considering orthodontic treatment to improve your smile and bite by addressing crooked teeth? You have a variety of options beyond traditional metal braces depending on your specific needs. We offer a review of the most common braces types to help you make the best choice for your smile. We are pleased to offer orthodontic options such as: Traditional... read more »

It’s Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dream Smile With Braces

If you didn’t have the opportunity to benefit from orthodontic treatment as a teenager, the good news is that you can still receive braces as an adult. This may seem strange to you, but it’s actually never too late to get the smile you deserve. If you are considering choosing adult orthodontics, our orthodontist and team offer four reasons to... read more »

Things to Keep in Mind During the Braces Process

Have Drs. Alexander, Bartlett, and Misner recommended that you have braces placed? Are you a little nervous about the braces process, or simply wondering what to expect? Our orthodontists and team are excited to go over the basic orthodontic treatment process with you. Braces Placement The brackets of braces are bonded to your teeth using a special dental cement. Minimal... read more »