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 »

Choose Invisalign® for Discreet Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever wondered whether an orthodontic treatment existed that is very discreet when improving the alignment of your teeth? Are you interested in achieving straighter teeth but are wary of having to wear bulky metal braces that are very visible in your mouth? Fortunately, braces and orthodontic aligners have... Read more »

Simple Oral Hygiene Tips for Maintaining Teeth with Braces

Orthodontists like Dr. Mark Padilla will often use traditional braces to correct the alignment and orientation of misaligned teeth. This involves a matrix of metal brackets, wires, bands, spacers, and other components that create a system capable of affecting the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your mouth.  ... Read more »

You Will Need a Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

An increasing number of adults turn to orthodontists like Dr. Mark Padilla to have their misaligned teeth corrected by braces. This process calls for routine adjustments appointments to tighten the braces hardware and alter the periodontal connective tissues that influence the alignment of your teeth. Once this is done Dr.... Read more »