Orthodontic Aligners: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about orthodontic aligners, then our orthodontist, Dr. , is here to help you find the answers. The more you know about aligners, the better! In fact, knowing the answers to your questions helps ensure it’s the right treatment for you and your smile. To help you, our orthodontist is happy to… Read more »

You Still Need to Brush With Braces

Looking at that mouthful of metal, you may be wondering how you are going to eat, and how you can make your smile a little less conspicuous. The last thing you may be thinking about is how to brush your teeth with your new dental work. But, braces give food particles and plaque even more… Read more »

Different Styles of Braces Can Correct Your Child’s Teeth

Adolescence can be an awkward and confusing time for many individuals. This discomfort can also be compounded if your son or daughter has misaligned or significantly gapped permanent teeth. Alignment issues can range in severity and source. Common causes might include the loss of one or more primary teeth, genetic factors, or a facial trauma… Read more »

How to Help Your Clear Aligners Stay in Good Condition

If you are unfamiliar with the InvisalignⓇ system, it is a brand of removable clear aligners designed for for patients who desire discreet orthodontic treatment. These durable and virtually invisible aligners are hard to see for the casual observer as long as you keep your aligners clean. During your orthodontic consultation, our and team for… Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease During Orthodontic Treatment

Gum disease is a common threat against seemingly healthy smiles, but you know it can affect your oral health during orthodontic treatment? If you wear braces, it’s easy for plaque and food particles to build up around the wires and brackets, and effectively cleaning away these deposits may be difficult. The presence of braces can… Read more »

Care for Your Invisalign® Aligner by Doing These Things

Do you want a successful orthodontic journey with Invisalign®? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Lee A. Mahlmann, encourages you to follow the necessary instructions. One instruction is to take good care of your aligner. If you keep your aligner in tip-top shape, there is a good chance you can prevent orthodontic and dental problems. So,… Read more »

Don’t Eat Pecan Pie If You Have Braces

 The holidays can be rough for orthodontics patients, as there are a lot of things you should avoid eating. It’s tempting to bend or even break the rules, but it is NOT worth the risk of damage to your brackets and wires. Broken braces are not a good addition to holiday plans! To help prevent… Read more »

Wearing Your Retainer

If you wear braces, you are probably ticking off the days until you will walk into the orthodontist’s office and have them removed. It will be feel good to have the pressure on your teeth relieved, but you aren’t quite done. Even though your braces have done the hard work of moving your teeth into… Read more »

How to Keep Plaque from Growing on Your Retainer

Plaque is a dangerous substance that promotes tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, plaque can live and grow on your retainer, encourage dental problems, and even release a smelly odor. As you probably already guessed, it’s best to keep plaque away from your retainer as much as possible. So, to help… Read more »

The Details and Steps Behind Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign® is a successful orthodontic treatment that can give you the smile you have always wanted. Because it’s different compared to braces, many people have questions about the treatment. They want to know how things work and how it can help them have the smile they desire. If you’re one of these people, our orthodontist,… Read more »