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 »

Any Damage to Braces Will Likely Increase the Time Needed to Achieve Your Ideal Alignment

Dr. installed your braces to effectively realign your teeth. This is done by progressively tightening and adjusting your braces to stretch the periodontal ligaments into their new position. Any change or lapse in this progressive tension can result in multiple teeth relapsing toward their old position. Any damage to your braces has the potential to… Read more »

There are Three Retainer Options to Help Maintain Your New Smile

Now that Dr. has successfully adjusted your teeth into their ideal alignment, your braces can be removed. Once your braces have been removed there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments holding your teeth in the sockets, attempting to pull them out of their ideal alignment. To combat this Dr. will need… Read more »

Fixed Retainer Oral Hygiene Tips

Wearing braces and having them adjusted on a regular basis was just the first step in realigning your teeth for a healthy mouth and an appealing smile. Once the braces have been removed, your teeth will still need a little while to get used to their new positions. This will require you to use a… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining New Ceramic Braces

The ceramic coated braces Dr. installed in your child’s mouth are identical to traditional wire and bracket braces except the majority of the hardware has been coated with a ceramic material. The ceramic coating has been shaded to perfectly match the shade of your child’s natural tooth enamel. This helps your son or daughter feel… Read more »