What Do You Know about Malocclusions?

There are many diversities of malocclusions that exist. Malocclusions, also referred to as bad bites, are types of irregularities that exist within your smile resulting in poor position or misalignments with your teeth. Not all malocclusions require orthodontic treatments, but with the proper orthodontic treatment that is right for you,... Read more »

The Advantages of Invisalign®

Malocclusion is defined as crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. If you have malocclusion, Dr. Yone Ponce may recommend Invisalign® in Tucson, Arizona. Invisalign is a set of aligners that is designed specifically for your smile. They are worn over the teeth for 20 to 22 hours a day to... Read more »

Braces and Brushing

When it comes to adjusting to braces, here at Friendly Smiles Orthodontics in Tucson, Arizona, we understand how tricky it can be. That is why our team is happy to share with you some basic information on the importance of brushing and how to do it when you are experiencing... Read more »

Your Smile Can Improve Thanks to Invisalign®

There are many different ways Invisalign® can improve your oral health and smile. Having a proper alignment is the key because it can decrease cavities and other oral health problems that might occur. Thanks to the success of Invisalign, more people than ever before are now turning to them, so... Read more »

Are Your Teeth Getting the Treatment They Deserve?

Are your teeth getting the treatment they deserve? Injury to your teeth in the form of a misalignment can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth breakage. When teeth are not straight, they can chip or crack without difficulty, and cause you enamel damage that can put... Read more »

Sleeping with a Simple Dental Guard Can Help Prevent Complications from Chronic Night Grinding

Stress can impact the human body in a variety of ways. One potential side effect of chronic stress is that it can cause you to grind your teeth at night on a regular basis. While this might not seem serious at first, this condition, known as bruxism, can lead to... Read more »

Ditch the Metal Aligners and Switch to Clear Plastic Ones

Ditch the metal aligners and switch to clear plastic ones. With the Invisalign® orthodontic aligner system, you can straighten your smile with clear aligners. Not only do they work to straighten your smile, but they also improve your oral hygiene and lessen your risk for oral injuries, all the while... Read more »

Keep Your Appliance and Oral Health in Tip-Top Shape By Using These Recommendations

Do you want a successful orthodontic experience? If so, then there are things you need to do to make that possible, like keep your appliance and oral health in tip-top shape. If you don’t, you could suffer dental issues and delay your treatment time. So, to help you keep your... Read more »

You Might Need a Hawley and Fixed Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions at Friendly Smiles Orthodontics, your braces have finally brought your teeth into their ideal alignment. Yet there will still be some lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring each tooth in its individual socket. To prevent this from relapsing your teeth... Read more »

Why Headgear is Actually Fantastic

The word “headgear” doesn’t always bring the happiest thoughts and emotions. You might think of children in your school who wore or currently wear headgear. Chances are that they were teased for it. Or if you are familiar with the movie Finding Nemo, you might remember a red-haired, freckled child... Read more »