Smile Care in Braces Is Easier Than You Think

At , our orthodontists Drs. Steven Alexander, Dean Bartlett, and Kenner Misner are pleased to provide orthodontics for our patients in , . In today’s blog, we are to share how caring for your smile in braces is easier than you might think. 1- Brushing  Brushing your teeth is the cornerstone of any strong oral hygiene… Read more »

Regular Adjustments Are Critical for Realigning Your Teeth

The braces installed in your mouth by your orthodontist, Dr. , represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. They do this by applying progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments anchoring the teeth in their sockets. Over the course of time, your teeth will adapt to their… Read more »

A Brief Overview of Orthodontic Treatment

We want you to know what to expect when you come get braces. While it can seem intimidating when considering braces for the first time, our expert team at works hard to make sure your experience getting your teeth straightened is as comfortable as possible. Your first visit will be fairly simple. Dr. or Dr…. Read more »

Braces and Periodontal Disease: How to Prevent the Disease that Will Destroy Your Smile

Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that has affected many smiles in the world today. It develops when plaque resides on your teeth and irritates your gums. Because it’s difficult to deeply clean your smile when you have braces, you are more susceptible to the disease if you’re aligning your teeth. So,… Read more »

The Dental Issues to Prevent When You Have Braces

Orthodontic treatment is very beneficial. In fact, it’s so beneficial that it can help you reach your dream smile. However, it can also be a little troublesome at times, which usually results in a longer treatment time. So, if you want to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape during your treatment so… Read more »

Never Stop Brushing Just to Accommodate Your Orthodontic Braces

Do you have orthodontic braces that make brushing your teeth difficult? Not to worry, there are cleaning techniques that can keep your smile bright and white. If your braces are getting in the way, your best option is to change the way you brush. It is also recommended to ask our orthodontist which tools work… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Are Hard to See for the Casual Observer

There are multiple styles of braces that are offered by your orthodontist, Dr. . One of the more cosmetically appealing options is ceramic braces. Since the ceramic material can be custom-shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, it makes it difficult for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing braces. Even though the braces… Read more »

Caring for your Hawley Retainer

It’s common knowledge that once your braces have been removed you’ll have to wear a retainer to help keep your teeth in the place they should be. Once your braces have been removed, your teeth may relapse back into their old position if you don’t use your retainer regularly. However, just as with braces, a… Read more »

Tips on How to Have a Positive Relationship with Your Braces

Your braces are the key to having the perfect smile you’ve always wanted, which is why it’s important for you to treat your braces right. So, to help you have a positive relationship with your braces in , , your orthodontist, Dr. , recommends doing the following things: -Floss: Flossing cleans the spaces between your… Read more »

Adjustment Sessions Are an Important Part of the Alignment Process

Braces are commonly used to align teeth, deal with overcrowding issues and address an under or overbite problem. Regardless of the issue, all braces still work on the same basic principle. Through the course of time and gradual adjustments, the braces stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor the teeth in the sockets. Each adjustment moves… Read more »