Kinds of Malocclusion

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

Different Braces to Treat Malocclusion

Orthodontic treatment is performed to correct different types of malocclusion, or poor bite. There are many possible conditions that cause a poor bite. When you come to our office, Dr. can diagnose your bite and discuss your orthodontic options with you. Traditional braces with visible metal brackets and wires are less popular with adults for… Read more »

The Tips to Using Orthodontic Wax

Are you having trouble with your braces because they’re tearing your lips, cheeks, and gums? If so, it’s time to pull out your orthodontic wax! Orthodontic wax is a beneficial tool to have handy when you have braces. It can cover the troublesome spots of your appliance and give you the relief you’re looking for…. Read more »

Brushing With Braces 101

Brushing with braces can be a rewarding experience to broaden your skills for caring for your mouth. If you are wearing orthodontic braces, the simple tried-and-true tactics that we have employed our entire lives may not be enough. Brushing your teeth will require new angles to brush at and perhaps new tools to assist you. Listed… Read more »

Routine Adjustments Allow Braces to Realign Your Teeth

Your teeth are anchored into their sockets by a series of periodontal ligaments. The brackets, wires, bands and spacers of your braces are secured to your teeth to apply tension to these periodontal ligaments. This is done through a series of routine adjustment appointments with our orthodontist. Each adjustment moves your teeth a minute degree… Read more »

The Tips You Need to Take Care of Your Braces this Halloween

If you want a straight and beautiful smile, then it’s important to take care of your braces as Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us. If you don’t take good care of your braces, there is a chance your appliance could break and delay your treatment time. So, to help you prevent this from… Read more »

Life With Invisalign®

Are you wanting to straighten your teeth, but afraid it will be a hassle in your everyday life? If so, you are not alone. Traditional braces full of metal wires and brackets are hard to keep clean and can oftentimes be painful. However, thanks to Invisalign® you no longer have to worry about the inconvenience… Read more »

Maintaining Your Retainer Will Minimize Complications During the Retention Process

Now that your braces have successfully adjusted your teeth into their ideal alignment, they can be removed. However, you will still need to use a retainer to make sure your teeth remain in their new positions. There will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the sockets. Your… Read more »

Orthodontics Corrects Malocclusion

Orthodontic treatment is performed to correct different types of malocclusion, or poor bite. There are many possible conditions that cause a poor bite. When you come to our office, Dr. can diagnose your bite and discuss your orthodontic options with you. The most common types of malocclusion are: – Spacing or crowding problems – If… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Child Clean and Maintain their New Ceramic Coated Braces

The ceramic coated braces installed in your child’s mouth are very much identical to traditional wire and bracket braces. The one notable difference is that the majority of the hardware has been glazed with a special porcelain-ceramic material. This ceramic coating has been shaded to perfectly match the shade of your child’s natural tooth enamel…. Read more »