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 »

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 »