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 »

Understanding Your Retainer Options for Maintaining Your New Smile

Congratulations! After multiple adjustment sessions with your orthodontist, your teeth have been aligned into their ideal smile. It’s important to remember that even after your braces have been removed your teeth will still need a little bit of help maintaining their new position. There will still be a small amount of residual tension in the… Read more »

Tips for Cleaning Braces

Maintaining pristine oral health and taking good care of your braces will help you keep your treatment time to a bare minimum. It’s not uncommon for someone to find it challenging at first to clean some of the hard-to-reach places on their teeth and braces. Your orthodontist, Dr. , suggests a few special oral hygiene… Read more »

Life After Braces

Over the course of time and consecutive adjustment sessions, your child’s braces have realigned their teeth for a functional mouth and an appealing smile. Even after their teeth have come into their ideal alignment there will still be some lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchors your child’s teeth in the sockets. Once removes… Read more »

Invisalign Is Popular for Your Smile

Invisalign if a popular method for adults who want to make some minor adjustments to their smile, without having to resort to wearing the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. The clear, durable plastic material used for the aligners make it hard for the casual observer to even notice. The process starts by Dr…. Read more »

The Tips You Need to Properly Care for Your Smile After Braces

Orthodontic treatment in , , is the best way to achieve the straight and beautiful smile you deserve. However, the only way you can maintain those results is by taking great care of your teeth and gums after your braces have been removed. We understand that doing so may be a bit overwhelming at times,… Read more »

Tips and Considerations for Maintaining Your New Braces

The ceramic braces installed by are identical to traditional wire and bracket braces in almost every way. The one significant difference is that the visible hardware has been coated with a ceramic material that blends in with the shade of your natural tooth enamel. If you develop cavities or a piece of hardware is bent,… Read more »

When Should You Get Braces?

Dental issues requiring orthodontic involvement—such as crooked teeth or an abnormal bite—usually develop between the ages of six and 12, making age eight to 14 the typical time frame to begin wearing braces. However, your dentist will notify you if and/or when you as an individual need braces. The need for braces depends on the… Read more »