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 »

Try Aligning Your Smile Through One of These Treatments

Have you thought about aligning your smile? Did you know there is more than one way to adjust your teeth and align your jaw? Well, it’s true! Our orthodontic team is happy to share this fundamental insight on the different kinds of systems to align your smile, so you can get the help you need… Read more »

Caring for Your Braces by Watching What You Eat

Braces are very useful for realigning your teeth, but they do require some extra care. This includes watching what you eat more closely, otherwise the braces could get ruined. You will need to avoid foods that are sticky, hard or chewy. Another good tip is to judge whether you will have to really bite down… Read more »

Braces Can Improve Your Oral Health

Are you aware that braces can improve your alignment and oral health? Having an aligned smile can be beneficial to your oral health for years to come. To help you understand more, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to talk to you about what braces can do for you. Braces are an amazing orthodontic treatment… Read more »

The Benefits of Orthodontic Care in 2018

It’s the start of the new year, and it’s a great time to consider orthodontic treatment. There are many options available to you. But why worry about getting a straighter smile? Is it just to look better? The benefits of a straight smile go far beyond looks (though that is often listed as the primary… Read more »

How Can I Prevent Enamel Erosion When I Have Braces?

If you want a top-notch oral health when you align your smile with braces, then you need to prevent dental issues as much as possible. One dental issue to avoid is enamel erosion. Enamel erosion occurs when acid attacks the teeth and wears down the tooth enamel. This makes the teeth prone to tooth decay… Read more »

Is Your Smile Ready for Orthodontic Treatment?

Did you know that braces can be worn even if your teeth are straight? Braces aren’t just for straightening teeth, they are also used to correct bites that are crowded or crooked, also known as malocclusion. Whether your bite was thrown off due to tooth loss, sucking your thumb when you were younger, or injury,… Read more »

How Do Braces Move Your Teeth?

Have you been thinking about enlisting the help of orthodontics to straighten your smile? If so, have you considered wearing braces? Braces are not just for children, teens and young adults anymore. Aligning your teeth can not only improve your appearance but can also improve your oral health. In fact, according to the American Association… Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Hawley Retainer

If you have a Hawley retainer, which is a removable appliance that is made of plastic and a metal wire, then you need to take care of it if you want it to care for your smile. If you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, it can help you maintain the straight teeth you have… Read more »