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Cleaning Your Braces

The addition of orthodontics hardware to your mouth can make it difficult to keep everything clean. The extra hardware provides extra surface area for food debris, plaque, and acids to sit on your teeth and gums and to create problems for your mouth. The bacteria in your mouth find crevices to hide in and around your orthodontics hardware and in... read more »

Orthodontic Aligners: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about orthodontic aligners, then our orthodontist, Drs. Mahlmann and Borders, are 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 provide answers to... 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, to help you take care... 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 this, be sure to be... 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 proper alignment, your teeth, and... 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 you remove the plaque regularly,... 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, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, is happy... read more »

Do You Have Sore Teeth After an Orthodontic Adjustment? Here’s What to Do

When you align your smile with braces, it’s normal to have sore teeth after orthodontic adjustments. Although this is quite inconvenient, it’s a sign that your teeth are moving, which means you’re on your way toward your perfect smile! So, to help you deal with and maybe even handle the soreness, our orthodontist, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, encourages you to do... read more »

Taking Care of Your Braces and Your Teeth

Your braces have an important job to do, and your job is to make sure that they can do that job well. You can accomplish that goal by properly cleaning and caring for your braces and your teeth for the duration of your treatment. With the traditional metal braces, you should carefully inspect them every day for for damage to... read more »

Your New Braces

It would be much easier if all of us were born with perfect teeth. However, many people have teeth that are out of their proper alignment. At first glance, that might not seem very important if your alignment issues are not very prominent. However over time, a bad bite can lead to tooth decay and loss, gum disease, and even... read more »