What Happens When My Braces Come Off?

You and your braces are going to be together for a while. It may not be the most exciting relationship you will ever be in, but it is an important one. Even if you wear your braces for a few months, or over a year, eventually the time will come for them to be removed…. Read more »

Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment With Propel®

Orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference for both the health and appearance of your smile. However, some people, particularly adults, are hesitant about receiving orthodontic treatment because of the amount of time that treatment takes. If you are concerned about the time required for orthodontics, Dr. may recommend speed straightening with Propel® technology. Accelerated… Read more »

Overcrowded Teeth Might Need to Be Addressed with Traditional Braces

Primary tooth loss, genetics, and oral development issues can sometimes lead to issues with the alignment spacing of your child’s emerging permanent teeth. In some of these cases, it can cause two or more teeth to develop excessively close. If this tight spacing or overcrowding problem isn’t corrected in a reasonable amount of time can… Read more »

Better Smiles Begin With Invisalign®

Have you ever heard of Invisalign® before? Invisalign is an orthodontic alignment treatment system that can drastically improve your smile. Normally, to receive the orthodontic alignments you need, you can do so discreetly without the worries and stigma often associated with traditional alignment systems. Invisalign aligners are metal-free. They are smooth, comfortable, patented thermoplastic aligners… Read more »

Misaligned Teeth or Jaw: Malocclusions

Misalignments with your teeth and jaw are called malocclusions, or “bad bites.” If you have been discussing the possibility of orthodontic care, you have probably heard about them. A lot of things could cause bad bites: the environment, oral accidents, genetics, bad habits, improper oral hygiene, or a host of other issues. Malocclusion types can… Read more »

How Can I Keep My Braces and Smile in Tip-Top Shape When I Play Sports?

If you’re an athlete who is aligning their smile with braces, there is a chance you can break your appliance, experience dental emergencies, and suffer dental problems if you don’t take good care of your teeth, gums, and braces while you practice and play. This is why our orthodontist, Dr. , strongly encourages you to… Read more »

Tips on Fixing Irritations With Braces

Braces are a great appliance that can give you the smile you’re looking for. During the treatment, things can happen and make the braces a little uncomfortable, like breaking a bracket, bending a wire, and more. To help you in situations like these, our , Dr. , would like to give you the tips you… Read more »

Adults Can Achieve Their Perfect Smile With Braces

Are you an adult who is tired of their misaligned, crooked teeth? If so, our , Dr. , has a recommendation for you: consider adult orthodontics! Adult orthodontics can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. How nice does that sound? No matter your age, our orthodontic team can help you. Little did… Read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth When You Have a Permanent Retainer

If you have a permanent retainer, then you need to take good care of your teeth. This is because plaque and bacteria can gather around the retainer and promote dental issues, like cavities and gum disease. So, it’s best to do all you can to care for your smile while your permanent retainer helps you… Read more »

Flossing with Braces: Three Options

If you have braces, you already know that flossing can be tricky. There are many tools that can make your task easier. Here are three ways to floss with braces: Waxed Floss: Waxed floss will help ensure that your teeth won’t get stuck. Slice a strip of floss between 12 and 18 inches long. Then… Read more »