Brushing Tips That Can Help You Clean Your Smile and Braces

Do you have braces? If so, you probably know how important brushing is. Brushing should be a top priority, especially because it helps you maintain a top-notch oral health, smile and orthodontic appliance. To help you properly and effectively brush your teeth when you have braces in , , our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy… Read more »

Overbites: What Causes Them?

When the upper teeth extend further than the lower teeth, this is called an overbite. So what can cause the jaws to do this? What follows is not a complete list of potential causes, but you may still benefit from this knowledge. We will start with the most obvious culprit: genetics. Overbites can occur because… Read more »

How Do I Care for My Braces?

If you want to achieve the smile of your dreams during your orthodontic journey, then you need to care for your braces. Caring for your braces can keep them in tip-top shape and can help you avoid setbacks during your treatment. So, our orthodontist, Dr. , encourages you to make braces care a top priority…. Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Can Help Prevent Relapse

Traditional braces are often used by an orthodontist like Dr. to address an underbite, overbite or another dental alignment issue. Th process requires a series of regularly scheduled adjustments to effectively tighten the orthodontic hardware. This will effectively alter the periodontal connective tissues that hold your teeth in position.   Once the alignment of your… Read more »

The Clear Path to Straight Teeth

Invisalign® has been sweeping the nation in popularity, because of the thousands of winning smiles, it has left in its wake. Luckily, our orthodontist, Dr. with in , , offers Invisalign and is happy to share this information with you on the clear path to straight teeth. In a nutshell, Invisalign is an orthodontic system… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer

If you wear braces, at some point you will celebrate the day when they come off. After your braces are removed, your will give you a retainer to wear. Your braces moved your teeth and jaw ligaments into the proper alignment. Your retainer will make sure that they stay in place and settle into their… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment: The Problems That Appliances Can Fix

Orthodontic treatment is very beneficial. It not only aligns your smile and improves your oral health, but it can also treat many different types of alignment problems. To help you understand a little more, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to list the alignment issues orthodontic treatment can fix. Those issues are: -Overbite: This is… Read more »

Taking Good Care of Your Smile in Braces Will Improve Your Final Results

When you come out of your braces, you will want to see clean, healthy-looking teeth. This is what you have worked so hard to achieve. To promote a healthy outcome while wearing braces, you will want to practice excellent oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease. Wearing… Read more »

These Characteristics Indicate You May Need Braces

If your smile looks crooked or uneven, you may need braces. But smile aesthetics aren’t the only reason your smile may benefit from braces; some characteristics of needing braces aren’t as obvious but are no less important to your dental health. Dr. offers a list of characteristics to help you determine if you or your… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Braces This Holiday Season

It is the time of the year when there are snacks and treats everywhere. It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time when we are surrounded by sweet, sticky, chewy, crunchy goodies. And they can all be tough on your teeth, especially if you have braces.  Foods that are tough or hard, such… Read more »