Experiencing a Canker Sore in Braces?

If you are wearing braces and experiencing canker sores in the mouth, you are not alone. Although canker sores can show up anytime, they often appear when you are first wearing braces. What do canker sores look like? Canker sores are white (or yellow) shallow ulcers surrounded by a red border. They crop up as… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Aid You & Your Smile

For those that have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, traditional braces are not the only option. If you would like to straighten your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires, consider Invisalign® in , . Invisalign is a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners that straighten the teeth over time. Each set… Read more »

How to Care for Your Smile When Straightening Your Teeth

At , Dr. and our experienced team have been providing comprehensive orthodontics for our patients in , , for a long time. Today we would like to talk a little bit about how to care for your smile when you are wearing braces. Brushing When you are straightening your teeth it’s important not to neglect… Read more »

How Invisalign® Can Help

Traditional braces are not the only option for those that have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. If you would like to straighten your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires, consider Invisalign® in , . Invisalign is a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners that straighten the teeth over time. Each set… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Do you worry that you are too old for braces? Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. More and more adults are getting braces in , . At , we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer the traditional route of straightening the teeth… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Help Adults with Minor Alignment Issues

As time goes by, the alignment of the teeth your smile can be altered. In many cases, the alignment issues are too minor to need braces. For adults with minor alignment issues, your orthodontist, Dr. , often recommends Invisalign®. Your orthodontist can fit you for Invisalign in a single appointment. They will start by examining… Read more »

How to Maintain Top-Notch Braces this Halloween

Your braces need maintenance on a regular basis, especially this Halloween. So, to help you keep your orthodontic appliance in tip-top shape before and after you trick or treat, our team recommends staying away from the sticky, gooey, and chewy treats and by doing the following things: -Brush carefully: It’s important to remove food and… Read more »

How to Have Healthy Braces

Keeping your mouth healthy when wearing braces isn’t as simple as it is without them. You do have to spend a bit more time cleaning, but it’s worth it. The extra effort ensures that you don’t have any tooth health problems and that when your braces are taken off, you’re rewarded with the beautiful, straight… Read more »

Maintaining Your Retainer Will Help You Maintain Your New Smile

Through the course of your orthodontic treatment, your teeth have achieved their ideal alignment. Now the braces can be removed and you can show your new smile to the world! At the same time, it’s important to know that there will still be a modest amount of residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that are… Read more »

Issues That Orthodontics Can Correct

Orthodontic treatment is performed to correct different types of malocclusion, or poor bite. There are many possible conditions that cause a poor bite. When you come to our office, Dr. can diagnose your bite and discuss your orthodontic options with you. The most common types of malocclusion are: – Spacing or crowding problems – If… Read more »