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 »

You Need to Take Steps to Prevent Damaging Your Traditional Braces

The traditional braces represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. With regularly scheduled adjustments tension will be applied to the components and the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth to move them closer to their ideal alignment in your mouth. Throughout the process you will need to take proactive steps to… Read more »

Athletics and Orthodontics

If you are involved in playing sports but will be receiving braces soon, we are happy to answer any questions to ensure you are comfortable and confident about your orthodontic gear while participating in sports. Below we answer a few FAQs about athletics and orthodontics to help you avoid damaging your orthodontic gear. Can I… Read more »

All-Ages Orthodontics for Every Dream Smile

If you have been wondering how to improve the alignment of your jaws and teeth so that you can have a more functional and attractive smile, we are pleased to offer orthodontics. These custom-made dental appliances can greatly improve the alignment of your teeth so that you can have a smile that is healthy and… Read more »

Caring for Clear Aligners

With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can conveniently achieve your dream smile, but it’s important to keep these aligners in great shape with proper care so that they improve your smile without increasing your risk of oral health problems. We are pleased to offer helpful tips on protecting your clear aligners and teeth with proper hygiene… Read more »