Damaged Braces Need to Be Repaired as Soon as Possible

The braces hardware installed in your mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic in , , were designed to be durable enough to handle basic oral functions. However, your braces are not impervious to damage from certain sticky and hard foods or chewing gum. If your braces are damaged or bent in any way, you should… Read more »

The Care You Need for Invisalign®

Any new treatment takes a bit of getting used to. As a result, to help you care for your Invisalign® aligner properly, Dr. with in , , is happy to provide advice, so you can keep your aligner and smile in beautiful and healthy shape. The most imperative thing to remember while you transitioning your… Read more »

Braces Can Help Reduce Your Chances of Suffering Dental Attrition

Ideally your child’s teeth should emerge from the gums at an angle that meets up perfectly with the related teeth in their bite pattern. Sometimes one or two teeth will fail to touch perfectly. If the angle between them is too far out of alignment, it can cause one tooth to wear on the other… Read more »

Are You Prepared to Enhance Your Smile with Invisalign®?

Are you prepared to enhance your smile with Invisalign®? Did you know that Invisalign orthodontic aligners are metal-free and capable of straightening your smile to the textbook design you desire? Even if you have had an orthodontic alignment in the past, it may be possible for Invisalign to help reverse any relapses in the alignment… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Requires Special Oral Hygiene Attention

Now that your braces have repositioned your teeth for your ideal smile, they can be removed at . However, this is not the end of the process. There will still be a modest amount of tension lingering in the periodontal ligaments that hold each tooth in its dental socket. If it’s not counteracted in some… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene is Important for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth with Braces

Orthodontic hardware that is composed of the brackets, wires, bands, and spacers is designed to be very durable. This allows your braces to withstand the rigors of wear and tear from eating most common foods. Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine or a failure to thoroughly clean around orthodontic hardware can cause significant complications… Read more »

Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?

If you’re considering aligning your teeth with orthodontic treatment in , , then our orthodontic team strongly encourages you to do so. Little did you know, orthodontics can help you, your smile, and your oral health in a myriad of ways. To help you know a little more, our team would be happy to explain… Read more »

A Retainer Prevents Your Teeth from Relapsing Out of Their Ideal Alignment

Now that your braces have effectively realigned your teeth, you can have them removed at . Yet it’s important to note that even after the orthodontic hardware has been removed, there will still be some latent tension remaining in the periodontal ligaments. Without counteracting it by some means, your teeth could fall out of alignment… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Issues with Your Braces

Most of the time when you wear your braces, you won’t experience problems. But on the occasion when something does go awry, do you know what to do? Today we are going to look at just a few issues that may crop up while you are aligning your smile. Of course, we encourage you to call… Read more »

Loving your Braces

While the end result is great, the process of having your teeth straightened via traditional braces can be uncomfortable at times. Having the braces tightened, or stray wires rubbing your gums and the inside of your cheek, present a ton of opportunities to be less-than-pleased with your braces. However, there are a few tips that… Read more »