Caring for Your Pearly Whites While Aligning Your Smile

Your oral health is a crucial part of a confident smile. What does this mean for you? Taking the time to practice good oral hygiene habits every day, and keeping routine checkups and cleanings. The goal? To keep tooth decay and gum disease away. When you are aligning your smile with braces, your oral health… Read more »

How Headgear Corrects Your Bite

When you hear about “headgear” in an orthodontic context, what are your thoughts and feelings? Generally, the word doesn’t conjure the most positive emotions. Its depiction in the media doesn’t help. Are you familiar with the movie Finding Nemo? Then you’ll remember a red-haired, freckly child named Darla who takes frequent trips to the orthodontist…. Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Braces?

A straight smile can contribute to a healthier, more beautiful smile. In addition, various studies have proven that the more attractive your smile is, the higher your self-esteem can be. For a boost in your physical and mental health, try a pair of orthodontic braces to straighten your teeth. The following is a list of… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Give You a Straight, Healthy Smile

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible plastic. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given every two weeks to help the patient progress in their… Read more »

Do You Have Bad Breath While You Align Your Smile With Braces? If So, Here are Some Tips

Having bad breath is common when you have braces. This is because food particles tend to get trapped in the wires, brackets, and bands of your appliance. When this happens, they promote bad breath as long as they are in your mouth. To prevent this from happening, or to eliminate your bad breath when it… Read more »

Damaged Braces Need Immediate Treatment and Repair

Braces are designed to realign your teeth by applying progressive tension to them. This effectively stretches the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring each tooth in the socket. Each adjustment will bring the teeth one step closer to your ideal smile. If your braces are damaged in some way, the resulting complications can increase the length… Read more »

There are Several Options to Help Adults Improve Their Smile

In the past, braces were viewed as a means for teenagers struggling with misaligned teeth or an otherwise imperfect smile. In recent years, more and more adults are embracing the idea of having braces installed on their teeth to improve the alignment of their teeth and the appearance of their smile. As the years go… Read more »

The Types of Braces for Kids

When your kids need braces, you’ll end up with a decent array of choices – likely a far cry from when you had to get them! In today’s orthodontic world, there are a few options available that specifically address all the needs of various orthodontic problems. Let’s take a look at what these options are… Read more »

How to Maintain Your Braces

Regularly having your braces adjusted with our orthodontist are crucial in the process of realigning your teeth. If any part of your braces is damaged or comes loose, or if you develop complications related to tooth decay, it can increase the number of alignment visits needed to successfully align your smile. It’s important to clean… Read more »

How Braces Align Your Smile

Have you wondered how braces align your smile? While there are a few different types, all braces work on the same principle: to minutely stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor the teeth in the sockets. Over time, this will eventually reorient and realign your teeth to achieve your ideal smile. Braces are generally used to… Read more »