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 best for cleaning with braces. Here... 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. Steven Alexander. 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 are relatively durable, they... 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 retainer comes with it own... 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 Queensbury, New York, your orthodontist, Dr. Steven Alexander, recommends doing the following things: -Floss: Flossing cleans the spaces between your teeth and prevents... 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 your teeth one small step... read more »

Is Invisalign® Treatment on Your Horizon?

Welcome to Bartlett & Alexander Orthodontics located in Queensbury, New York! Our orthodontists, Drs. Alexander, Bartlett, and Misner, are pleased to offer Invisalign® aligners for our patients seeking a straighter, more attractive smile. If you have always wanted a smile makeover but aren't crazy about the idea of wearing braces in this stage of your life right now, you may be a good candidate... read more »