Orthodontics: How to Make Flossing Easier When You Have Braces

If you have braces, you likely have a hard time flossing, like many people do. Flossing when you have braces can be quite difficult and time-consuming, which can lead to locking the dental floss in the bathroom drawer for weeks. This is dangerous for your smile because flossing is important for your oral health. So,… Read more »

AcceleDent® Can Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment

The difference that orthodontics can make for the health and appearance of your smile is truly astounding. However, straightening your smile with braces can take a long time. Luckily, there are quicker options available. Accelerated orthodontics has the same goal as traditional orthodontics but has a shorter treatment time. For those who desire a shorter… Read more »

Straightening Your Smile: Malocclusion Recognition

Are you aware of common risk factors that lead to the creation of malocclusions? A malocclusion is an oral health ailment in which an individual is suffering from teeth that are not aligned properly. This is also known as a bad bite. Furthermore, jaw structure problems can also cause malocclusions. Here are some common malocclusions… Read more »

Tips on Caring for Your Smile and Braces While Playing Sports

If you’re an athlete who has braces, you need to care for your teeth, gums, and orthodontic hardware while you play. This is very important because if you don’t, you could break your appliance, suffer dental issues, and even experience dental emergencies. So, our orthodontist, Dr. , recommends caring for your smile and braces while… Read more »

A Retainer Needs Daily Oral Hygiene Measures

A retainer is often necessary to prevent relapse after braces have fully corrected the alignment of your teeth. If it’s not countered by the regular use the latent tension in the periodontal ligaments could cause your teeth relapse out of their ideal position. Hawley retainers are the most common types of retainers provided by ’s… Read more »

Choosing a Space Maintainer

The space maintainer device was created solely for children who have lost a baby tooth before it was ready to come out. This can happen due to baby bottle tooth decay, where children are fed too much sugar at an early age, or it may have been knocked out in a sports or playground accident…. Read more »

Teeth Whitening 101

Are you thinking about attaining that Hollywood-style smile? We can help you do so through professional whitening procedures. Most professional whitening is done through the use of dental bleach. Dental bleach contains substances that extract stains, so it’s great for brightening chompers. During our in-office whitening treatments, Dr. Gary Lee Breece cautiously applies a prescription-strength… Read more »

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 »