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 »

Chocolate, And Other Great Desserts With Braces

Getting new braces can be discouraging, as you try to navigate your new food restrictions. But don’t worry! We have some great suggestions for braces-friendly desserts for you. Chocolate: While you must avoid chocolate’s close culinary friend, sticky caramel, you don’t need to worry about chocolate itself. Dark chocolate is best for mouth health, as… Read more »

Time To Evaluate Your Smile

Though improving your overall appearance may be a determining factor in choosing orthodontics treatment, properly aligned teeth assist with far more than aesthetics. In fact, a straight smile contributes to a host of aspects of oral health! A straight smile contributes to positive oral hygiene habits. Straight teeth are easier to clean! Brushing and flossing… Read more »

A Basic Retention Phases Will Be Needed After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Your regularly scheduled adjustment sessions at ’s orthodontic clinic in , played an important role in gradually altering the position and alignment of your teeth. This also created progressive tension in the periodontal ligaments that secure your teeth into your periodontal tissues. Once your ideal alignment has been achieved Dr. can be uninstalled the orthodontic… Read more »

Oral Care Tips When Wearing Braces

It’s important to practice good oral hygiene when undergoing orthodontic treatment because food particles often become stuck in the brackets and wires. Also, plaque buildup around brackets can result in decalcification (which are white spots) on your teeth and any hardware can make keeping gum disease away harder to accomplish. You don’t want to end… Read more »

The Reasons Why Your Orthodontist Asks You to Brush When You Have Braces

Would you like to know why your orthodontist, Dr. Ponce, strongly recommends brushing after every meal when you have braces? If so, you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontic team is more than happy to tell you why so you can understand just how important brushing is. The reasons to brush frequently when… Read more »

Looking at Orthodontics through a Historical Lens

Orthodontics may look like a relatively modern branch of dentistry, but its origins actually lie in ancient times. Modern archeologists have uncovered ancient Egyptian mummies with simple metal bands in their mouths. Believe it or not, these archeologists theorize that catgut may have been connected to these bands to facilitate the movement of the teeth…. Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy When You Have Braces by Preventing Cavity Development

Tooth decay (also known as cavities) is one of the most serious dental issues in the world today. This is why your dentist and orthodontist strongly encourage you to prevent cavities on a regular basis, especially when you have braces. Now, Dr. understands that might be a tough task if you’re not sure how to… Read more »