Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember... Read more »

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... 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... 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... Read more »

Damaged Braces Need Timely Treatment

Your new traditional braces incorporate several different components. The brackets secured to the faces of your teeth are integrated with wires, bands and other elements to provide a system that is capable of accepting tension from your routine adjustment sessions. Each time your braces are tensioned, it will bring your... Read more »

Some Things to Consider About Ceramic Braces

When you hear the word “braces,” you may imagine the typical metal varieties. Metal braces are still fairly standard today, but your choices are not limited to them. If you would like, you can look into ceramic braces. Since ceramics are still braces, they perform the same function as their... Read more »

Dental Checkup Details for When You Have Braces

Your dental checkups are vital if you want a top-notch oral health and smile. They are also very important if you want to have a successful and problem-free orthodontic treatment with braces. This is because they deeply clean your teeth, gums and appliance and help you prevent major dental issues,... Read more »

Malocclusion Means “Bad Bite”

When your upper teeth and lower teeth do not contact properly when you close your jaw, you have a malocclusion. Translating the technical term, “malocclusion” means “bad bite”. And, that describes exactly what it is. There are various malocclusion forms: Overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite--each indicative of their own... Read more »