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 »

Avoid These Foods This Holiday Season

The holidays can be rough for patients with braces, as there are a lot of foods you need to avoid. When surrounded by all the holiday goodies, it is tempting to bend (or even break) the rules. Remember: it is NOT worth the damage to your brackets and wires. Broken braces are not a good… Read more »

What Do You Know About Orthodontists?

What do you know about orthodontists? To be brief, orthodontists straighten teeth. No matter how crooked, misaligned, gapped, abnormally configured your bite may be, orthodontists can probably turn it into a masterpiece. For more information, read on: – Orthodontists can apply a variety of treatments for correcting teeth, including clear aligners like Invisalign, retainers, and… Read more »

The Details of Braces Adjustments

The braces installed at Smile at the World Orthodontics were designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. This means routine adjustment sessions where your braces are tightened and tuned. Each appointment will apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their individual sockets. Braces adjustments are the key to… Read more »

Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Orthodontic Adjustment Appointments?

If you’re wondering why your teeth hurt after an orthodontic adjustment, you’re not alone. Many people think that. The discomfort you feel is to be expected and it’s a good sign. It means your teeth are moving. To explain a little bit more about the reasons behind the pain, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy… Read more »

You Need to Take Steps to Prevent Damaged Braces

Your new braces will need to be adjusted at routine intervals to allow Dr. to fully correct the alignment of your teeth. If an orthodontic component is damaged or compromised in some way it could alter the tension on your dental sockets and increase the amount of time it takes to properly realign your teeth…. Read more »

Is Invisalign® Right for You?

If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign® clear aligners instead of metal braces, you should be aware of the general process involved with Invisalign. Here’s a basic outline of the plan: The first step in getting Invisalign clear aligners is determining whether they’re the right choice for you. When you initially meet with Dr. , you’ll… Read more »

Orthodontics as a Way to Treat TMD

Did you know that orthodontics might be the best way to prevent or even cure your TMD? How? Here’s how: One major reason why TMD (short for temporomandibular joint disorder) develops is because of the afflicted has what is called a malocclusion, or an abnormal bite. This can be a strain on both your teeth… Read more »

You Can Enjoy a Better Smile with Braces

You can enjoy a better smile with braces. If you are thinking about getting braces, here are some benefits to consider: – Plaque has fewer places to hide in your mouth if your teeth are in their appropriate alignment. – Braces will straighten your teeth, which boost your self-esteem and your self-image. – Depending on… Read more »