Orthodontics: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

Orthodontics, including treatment, appliances, and techniques, can seem a bit complex to many people, which can lead to many questions. Unfortunately, the “unknown” scares most and it often leads to ignoring their crooked and misaligned smiles. If you have questions about orthodontics, please don’t ever be afraid to ask our orthodontist, Dr. , and our… Read more »

I Have Broken Braces and I’m Away From Home. What Do I Do?

If you’re on a trip and you experience a broken bracket, wire, or other braces hardware, then it’s best to do all you can to improve the situation. You don’t want to worry about your braces the entire trip, do you? So, to help you, our orthodontist, Dr. , has some tips for you. First,… Read more »

Fun Facts About Orthodontic Braces

Are your teeth in need of orthodontic care? If you have any malocclusions or misalignments with your smile, it can affect the function of your teeth and jaw in all the functions required of it. Misaligned teeth can make things like eating, chewing, and even speaking more difficult. Save your smile and all the benefits… Read more »

A Hawley Retainer Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

Once the alignment of your teeth has been fully corrected, your braces can be removed. Yet this is not the conclusion of the realignment process. Each of your adjustment sessions at ’s , clinic applied a modest amount of tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the sockets. If this tension is… Read more »

Do You Know How to Clean Your Braces?

Do you know how to clean your braces? If you are looking to enhance your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also pivotal in guaranteeing they can continue doing their job effectively. For a sample rundown… Read more »

A Straighter Smile with Invisalign ®

Invisalign® is a series of aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of nearly invisible plastic that is smooth and comfortable. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. Every two weeks, a new set of aligners is given to progress the patient to… Read more »

Fixing Tips Regarding a Broken Bracket

If you want a straight and beautiful smile, then you need to keep your braces in tip-top shape. However, there are times when your appliance might break or become altered, like when you break a bracket. When this happens, it’s important to do all you can to improve the situation and treat the problem so… Read more »

Check Your Smile

Ideally, orthodontic assessments should start early. Children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, Dr. can detect any issues with jaw growth and development and emerging teeth. The child’s bite and teeth can then be monitored. Most children begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. During your… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Alignment Problems in Your Smile

If you opted not to have braces as a child or you’ve developed minor alignment issues in your smile, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. In many cases like this, your orthodontist, Dr. , might recommend realigning your teeth with Invisalign®. Invisalign in , . is a series of clear, plastic aligners…. Read more »

Orthodontic Wax: How to Protect Your Mouth

Braces are very beneficial appliances that can give you your dream smile. However, they can also be a pain at times—literally. They can tear away at your lips, cheeks, and gums, creating cuts and sores. When this happens, it’s time to take advantage of your orthodontic wax! Orthodontic wax is a handy tool that can… Read more »