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 »

The Many Kinds of Orthodontic Braces

Braces used to be the mark of the kid who was made fun of by everyone. They were large and clunky, a constant source of embarrassment. Fortunately, we’ve moved past them being a bad social stigma, and braces themselves have come a long ways from being the clunky appliances they used to be. Now we… Read more »

Dental Hygiene and Braces

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. may recommend braces in , . Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. How to Brush and Floss with Braces Braces and other orthodontic appliances… Read more »

Maintaining a Straight Smile with a Retainer

After months of adjustments and discomfort, Dr. said it’s time to take off your braces. You now have a beautiful, even smile that functions much better than it used to. Now you need a retainer to make sure your smile doesn’t pull back to where it was before. The periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth… Read more »