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 for orthodontics to straighten your... 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 correct alignment by taking a... 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 why you are wearing braces.... 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 to be addressed? Your original... 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 ever adults are successfully straightening... 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 determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Find the Answers to Flossing Questions Here

Flossing is very important, and it’s even more important when you are aligning your teeth with braces. Now, sometimes braces make flossing difficult, which can lead to many different flossing questions. It’s important to find the answers quickly so you can properly and effectively clean your teeth and gums. Our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy… Read more »

Tips on Helping Your Child Prevent Tooth Misalignment

If you’re like many other parents in the world, you want to do everything you can to help your child have a straight and healthy smile. Well, our orthodontist, Dr. , has some good news for you: There are many things you can do to help your child meet those smile goals! Our dentist is… Read more »

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 »