Smile Care in Braces

At Friendly Smiles Orthodontics, Dr. Yone Ponce and our experienced team have been providing comprehensive orthodontics for our patients in Tucson, Arizona, for a long time. Today we would like to talk a little bit about how to care for your smile when you are wearing braces. Brushing Brackets and... Read more »

Having Your Braces Routinely Adjusted Will Gradually Realign Your Smile

The braces installed into your mouth at Friendly Smiles Orthodontics have been designed to improve the positions of your teeth. They can adjust many orthodontic issues by applying successive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth in its socket. This is done through routine adjustment sessions, which gradually... Read more »

Having a Straighter Smile Is Only an Invisalign® Alignment Away

If you have been wanting a straighter smile, you might consider aligning your smile with Invisalign®! Invisalign as successfully created four million smile transformations as of December 2016. Not only that, but many of our own patients in Tucson, Arizona, have found that aligning their smile discreetly is pleasantly possible using... Read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Issues in Your Smile

Minor alignment issues in your smile can develop with age. Sometimes they can be the result of past tooth loss, changes in gum health, or minor modifications in your mouth structure. Regardless of the cause, these minor imperfections in your appearance can leave you feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, your orthodontist, Dr.... Read more »

Orthodontics for the Holidays

Smile big, the festive holiday season is among us! Sadly, many individuals refuse to smile wide even for the happiest of moments because of self-esteem issues caused by malocclusions in their mouths. If you suffer from a crooked smile or bad bite, our team at Friendly Smiles Orthodontics can help.... Read more »

A Healthy Mouth is Essential for Maintaining Your Braces Throughout the Realignment Process

The braces installed onto your teeth by your orthodontist, Dr. Yone Ponce, gradually adjust the position and alignment of your teeth to give you a better functioning mouth and a more appealing smile. This is done by gradually applying progressive tension to the braces hardware during your routine adjustment sessions.... Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Needs Daily Cleaning and Maintenance

Your orthodontist, Dr. Yone Ponce, installed the braces in your mouth to adjust the alignment of your teeth through the course of regular adjustment sessions. Each adjustment applied progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. Now that your ideal alignment has been achieved, your... Read more »

Orthodontics: Options for Adults

Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Do you worry that you are too old for braces? Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. More and more adults are getting braces in Tucson, Arizona. At Friendly Smiles Orthodontics, we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer... Read more »

Do You Need Braces?

Do you need braces? Are you unsure if you do, but suspect you might? If so, you are not alone. If you have any of the following conditions, you may be the perfect candidate for braces: - Overbite (also called an overjet, or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when... Read more »

Tips for Oral Health with Braces

Maintaining a high level of oral health while wearing braces requires a bit of extra work than normal. However, not doing enough to keep your oral health in tip-top shape could mean that you spend more time with your braces on than you'd like. So to help this not be... Read more »