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 »

Wearing a Retainer

Traditional braces are often used by our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Alexander to address bad bites, overcrowding, and other dental alignment issues. Braces require a series of routine adjustments designed to tighten them. In time this will effectively alter the position of your teeth in your gums. Once your teeth have achieved their ideal alignment the orthodontist will remove your braces.... read more »

Tips for Having a Top-Notch Oral Health When You Have Braces

When you’re aligning your smile with braces, it’s very important to care for your smile so you can have the top-notch oral health you deserve. If you don’t properly care for your teeth and gums, there is a chance you can suffer dental issues and delay your perfect smile. So, our orthodontists, Drs. Alexander, Bartlett, and Misner, encourage you to... read more »

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 teeth can gradually be corrected... read more »