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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »