How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Got Questions About Retainers? Here Are Your Answers

Having questions about retainers can affect the choice you make in appliances and it can even affect the way you clean and care for your retainer, which can be dangerous. In fact, not knowing how to keep the appliance in tip-top shape can result in the failure to care for your smile. So, our orthodontist,… Read more »

What to Expect at Your Dental Checkups When You Have Braces

When you have braces, you still need to attend your dental checkups every six months. This is because your dental checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health, smile and orthodontic treatment. The checkups help you have the strong, healthy and functional smile you need. When you visit your dentist, there are a few steps… Read more »

Tips to Prepare You to Receive Braces

Braces used to have a negative association with children, inspiring unpleasant names. Today, many children and even adults wear braces, making orthodontic treatment a socially acceptable occurrence. Many people still find the idea of braces to be scary because they don’t know what to expect. We are pleased to offer a few tips on how… Read more »

Malocclusion Treatment Trains Teeth to Align

Let’s do an experiment! Go ahead and close your jaw, biting down gently and connecting the upper teeth with the lower teeth. Do you feel that your teeth line up perfectly? Do the top teeth all make solid contact with their corresponding bottom teeth? Does your jaw feel any tension while doing this? Are the… Read more »

Choose Invisalign® for Metal-Free Orthodontics

Did you know that you can enjoy the helpful benefits of braces without having to wear metal brackets and wires on your smile? Just about everyone wants straighter teeth, but having to wear bulky metal braces for several months is enough to make many patients avoid orthodontic care altogether. If you are wary of braces,… Read more »

Aspects of a Super Smile: Malocclusion Recognition

A straight smile is important to ensure an individual’s oral health is at its peak. However, several issues can arise that can put teeth out of alignment. Malocclusions, also known as bad bites, occur when your teeth or jaw structure is not in the proper alignment. To help fix your smile, orthodontic treatments will be… Read more »

Retainer Care and Cleaning Tips

Your regularly scheduled braces adjustments played an essential role in correcting the alignment of your teeth. Each of these sessions applied progressive tension to your teeth and periodontal ligaments to gradually alter the orientation of your misaligned teeth. After the braces have been removed a retainer is often necessary to prevent relapse caused by latent… Read more »