Taking Care of Your Retainer

After your braces comes your retainer. It is simply a fact of life. Your braces have been moving your teeth into their new positions, and when they come off, a retainer is need to make sure that your teeth settle into their new places and that the ligaments in your jaw remain properly positioned. While… Read more »

A Sleep Guard Can Help Reduce Complications from Untreated Sleep Apnea

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that approximately 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. Two of the more common symptoms include frequent snoring and breathing interruption while sleeping. Beyond contributing to a poor night’s sleep and other quality of life complications, untreated sleep apnea can lead to other significant problems. The breathing… Read more »

How to Clean Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Although braces are highly effective at restoring smiles that are crooked and out of alignment, they cannot do their job effectively if they are broken or damaged. In addition, your teeth and gums will still need to be cared for daily. Here are a few tips on how to clean your teeth when you have… Read more »

Your New Braces Will Need Routine Adjustments

The braces installed in your mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic office represent a serious investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. You will need to see Dr. every four to six weeks to have your braces tightened and adjusted. These appointments will apply sufficient tension to your periodontal ligaments to bring your teeth one… Read more »

The Beauty of Orthodontics

The branch of dentistry that focuses specifically on correcting misalignments in your smile is known as orthodontics. Even with the best oral health care in the world, you cannot a clean smile to realign your teeth. In these cases, aligners and braces via orthodontics must be used to truly make your smile amazing. For more… Read more »

Why Is Invisalign® So Special?

If you want to drastically improve the alignment of your smile discreetly and comfortably, consider the benefits of a clear orthodontic aligners system like Invisalign®. With Invisalign aligners, the straight smile you have been dreaming of can be yours. Why is Invisalign so special? For a better understanding of the basics of Invisalign, listed below… Read more »

Are You Aware of the Different Types of Malocclusions?

When teeth are not in their right alignment, it is called a malocclusion. Malocclusions are forms of bad bites that can occur at any time and at any age, and often require orthodontic alignments to set them back into place. Are you aware of the different types of malocclusions? Listed below are some of the… Read more »

The Best Ways to Clean Your Smile When You Have Braces

Do you ever have a hard time cleaning your smile because of your braces? If so, you have come to the right blog. Dr. and our orthodontic team have some tips and recommendations for you that can help you keep your smile in tip-top shape while you’re on your orthodontic journey. First, scrub your teeth… Read more »

Ceramic Braces Have Less Visual Impact

Braces can correct alignment issues in your child’s dentition. This can help prevent future problems with dental fractures and enamel attrition as well as provide them with a more appealing smile. At the same time, some children are uncomfortable with the visibility of braces hardware. To help them feel more at ease, Dr. can apply… Read more »

Will My Professional Dental Cleaning Be Any Different Because I Have Braces?

You should never skip your dental cleaning when you have braces, even though our orthodontic team examines and treats your smile regularly. This is because your professional dental cleaning can remove plaque, tartar, and harmful substances from your smile that we can’t. So please make sure to schedule a professional dental cleaning every six months…. Read more »