Components of Braces Appliances

We are pleased to offer a variety of options for orthodontic treatment, including traditional braces that attach to the teeth in order to improve tooth alignment gradually. Braces are made up of many components, such as brackets, bands, wires and spacers that all work together to create tension in your... Read more »

Some Simple Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help a Patient Maintain Healthy Teeth

Cavities and gum disease problems pose a significant threat to the process of realigning your teeth with traditional braces. Not only can they cause discomfort oral health problems can also increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth. Brackets, wires and other orthodontic... Read more »

Have You Heard About Lingual Braces?

Braces can help you realign your teeth if they are crooked, but were you aware that there was more than one type? Lingual braces are one such variation, and they provide a little extra benefit for you to consider. First we will cover the similarities. Lingual and traditional braces use... Read more »

Gearing Up for an Orthodontic Retainer

Though you will spend a significant amount of time wearing your braces, you will no doubt be happy to have them removed so you can showcase your beautiful new smile to the world. However, wearing braces is not the last step in orthodontics, as you will need to wear a... Read more »

Your New Braces Need Basic Care and Good Oral Hygiene

Here at Wright Orthodontics our orthodontist often uses traditional braces for addressing misaligned teeth. This functional system is capable of altering the alignment and orientation of your teeth through the course of multiple adjustment sessions. If some component of your braces becomes bent, damaged, or compromised in any way it... Read more »

An Overbite Can Often Be Corrected by Traditional Braces

Genetics and other factors can sometimes combine to alter the alignment of your permanent teeth. This can cause the lower or upper teeth to protrude at improper angles. Also known as a malocclusion this orthodontic complication can not only leave you with an unattractive smile it can also increase your... Read more »

Regularly Scheduled Adjustments Are Essential for Correcting Teeth with Braces

Your braces include several hardware components that are integrated with each other to create a functional orthodontic system for addressing your misaligned teeth. This process requires applying progressive tension to the hardware components. Each of these adjustment sessions will gradually alter the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth into your... Read more »

What Causes the Need for Braces?

Do you know if you need braces? Do you know why you might? Receiving braces can provide many benefits for your teeth and improve the quality of your oral health in the long run. Below are some of the conditions involved in the need for braces that can be corrected... Read more »

How Invisalign® Works

If you need orthodontic treatment but are hesitant about wearing metal brackets and wires, you may choose Invisalign®. As you are just beginning your Invisalign journey, or simply considering taking that first step, Dr. Randy Wright and our team are happy to walk you through the Invisalign process. You will... Read more »

Adult Orthodontics

Many people believe that braces are only for children and teenagers. However, more and more adults are undergoing braces or aligner treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you... Read more »