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 »

Retainer Care

After you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure that you keep your smile straight and perfect afterward. That’s why you’ll be instructed to wear a mouthguard after your orthodontic treatment is completed. But wearing a retainer comes with its own requirements. You have to take care of it,… Read more »

These Tips Make Flossing With Braces Easier

Flossing with braces can be difficult. The wires of braces make it impossible to floss as you regularly would. We want you to keep your teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment, so Dr. and our team would like to give you some tips for flossing with braces. Use Waxed Floss If floss is unwaxed, it is… Read more »

Adopting Some Simple Habits Can Help Maintain Your Traditional Braces

Traditional braces represent a significant investment in realigning your teeth, to provide you with a more attractive smile and more efficient oral function. The metal brackets and other components provide a system capable of exerting progressive tension on the periodontal ligaments that influence the orientation of your teeth. While the braces are durable, they still… Read more »

What Do I Do If a Wire Comes Loose in My Braces?

You need not be too concerned if a wire comes loose in your braces. It may not cause you a whole lot of discomfort, but it can get on your nerves with an annoying pokey feeling in your gums, cheek or tongue. So what can you do about it? The is your source of help… Read more »