Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

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... 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... 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... Read more »

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 »