Early Orthodontic Intervention Can Help Your Teen Get the Smile They Want

Teens who are happy with their smiles have more success socially with their peers as well as in their school work and other activities, thanks to their increased self-confidence. Conversely, teens who are self-conscious or embarrassed by their smiles tend to struggle as adolescence can be a challenging time. Orthodontic Evaluation We recommend having your child’s teeth evaluated to see... read more »

What Are the Risks of “Do-It-Yourself” Braces and Is It Safe for Your Smile?

For people who are wanting to straighten their teeth, braces are a modern marvel that can make that happen for just about anyone under proper supervision. And while the cost of orthodontics makes some people hesitate, you wouldn’t try a do-it-yourself gallbladder surgery or BOTOX injection, would you? Everything comes with risks, and the harmful option of doing braces yourself... read more »

Why You Need To Wear a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics straighten your teeth to correct a bad bite, teeth that are crooked or protruding, misaligned jaws, and other malocclusions. Over time, untreated misaligned teeth can cause problems with talking, chewing food, becoming cavity-prone, inviting gum disease, and end up creating poor oral health overall. It is why orthodontic treatment is so important. Straightening teeth has many benefits, like making... read more »

Orthodontic Headgear Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile and Facial Profile

Wearing an orthodontic headgear (or extraoral orthodontic appliance) allows our orthodontist to correct your child’s growing bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth. This appliance is usually recommended for children whose jawbones are still developing. A headgear can ensure symmetrical facial aesthetics by guiding their profile to grow in alignment. Headgears can also close tooth gaps between teeth, correct... read more »

Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself enjoy them, guilt-free! Sugary Treachery Holidays aside, it is important... read more »

Prepare for the School Year Equipped With a Handy Braces Toolkit!

Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will be spending a good chunk of their time away from... read more »

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one’s smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints. When Your... read more »

Exploring the Best Tools to Use at Home to Clean Your Teeth in Braces

Straightening your teeth for a healthy, properly aligned and beautiful smile takes time and effort and is worth every second! So is taking good care of your teeth along the way so that when the braces come off, your teeth are as healthy as they were when you began! This means stepping up your oral hygiene game as you brush... read more »

Wearing Braces Can Help Relieve Jaw Pain From a Misaligned Bite

Braces provide orthodontists the tool to help fix teeth and jaw alignment. These can occur due to a bad bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite, or just crowding in the mouth). Abnormal bite patterns may become noticeable in children when they are anywhere from six to 12 years old, and for them, orthodontic treatment can be done from age eight to 14... read more »