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 »

Keep Your New Braces Clean

Your new braces represent a serious investment in adjusting your teeth for a healthier mouth and a winning smile. Keeping them clean with special focus in your daily oral hygiene routine, will prevent complications caused by cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is just one step in the process…. Read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth After Your Braces Are Removed

Orthodontic treatment can be a hassle at times, which is why it’s best to take good care of your appliance and smile while you undergo treatment. However, it doesn’t stop there. If you do not take good care of your smile after your braces have been removed, there is a chance that your smile will… Read more »

Using a Mouth Guard to Protect Your Braces During Athletics

The braces installed by Dr. represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a more functional mouth and an appealing smile. If you participate in vigorous athletics or a contact sports, and some part of your braces is damaged or knocked loose, it will likely increase the amount of time you need to wear… Read more »

Should I Get Braces As an Adult?

If you’ve struggled with tooth and jaw alignment since childhood but never had the opportunity or desire to wear braces, we want you to know that the door to your dream smile is still open. These days, more and more adults are being fitted for braces to correct various dental issues. In fact, 25 percent… Read more »

How to Take Proper Care of Your Braces

Through the course of several adjustment sessions your new braces will move your teeth into a new position to provide you with a better smile. If any part of your braces are damaged, loosened or simply break free, it will likely increase the duration you need to wear them. That being said, there are a… Read more »

What to Keep in Your Orthodontic Handbag

If you are currently aligning your smile with braces, there are a few things you can do to make your life a bit easier. One of those things is to keep an orthodontic handbag with you at all times. In that orthodontic handbag, you’ll have important and helpful products, like: · Orthodontic wax: Orthodontic wax… Read more »