What Can Ceramic Braces Do?

The traditional metal braces, which you may think of when you hear about braces, are not the only type available. One version we offer is ceramic braces. These may be the alternative you are looking for if the idea of metal braces does not appeal to you. These two types of braces can perform the… Read more »

Retainers Help You Move on to the Next Phase of Orthodontics

The end of wearing your braces will mark the unveiling of your new smile, and will no doubt be a very exciting time for you. However, remember that braces aren’t the final stage of your orthodontic treatment. A retention period comes after wearing braces, and you can learn more about orthodontic retainers from the information… Read more »

Foods to Avoid if You Have Braces

If you are considering receiving orthodontic treatment or are taking your first steps toward a straighter smile, our team is here to help you keep your orthodontic appliance in a functional and hygienic state. While braces are strong enough to shift your teeth, they are also fragile when it comes to certain candies and foods…. Read more »

How (and Why) To Clean Your Braces

The addition of orthodontics hardware can make it difficult to keep everything in your mouth clean. Hardware provides increased surface area for food debris, plaque, and acids to sit on and create problems in your mouth. The bacteria in your mouth find crevices to hide in in your mouth. As the bacteria multiply, they coalesce… Read more »

Orthodontics: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about orthodontic treatment, then our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about orthodontics, the better. So, is happy to help you by providing the answers to commonly asked questions, like: Q: How does orthodontic treatment align the teeth? A: Your… Read more »

Brushing Your Braces

Once you have your braces on, it may seem like you can’t see your teeth under all of the metal. But rest assured, your teeth are still there, and braces are no excuse for not brushing! In fact, you will need to take even more time caring for your teeth while you have your braces…. Read more »

Treat Diastema With Orthodontic Braces

As your child ages, their jaw structure will continue to expand, and they will gradually lose their original 20 primary teeth, which will be replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will serve them throughout adulthood. The process of replacing primary teeth with permanent teeth is gradual because we lose our teeth in a successive… Read more »

Braces: How the Shift Happens

As you know by now, your braces are designed to shift your teeth into the positions necessary to create an aligned bite. Today we’re going to take a closer look at how this is accomplished. Your braces are a network of wires, brackets, and bands working together to move your teeth. This is done by… Read more »

Your Adjustment Appointments Are More Than Just a Chat With Your Orthodontist

When you receive orthodontic treatment at , it’s important that you strive to keep all of your appointments and never miss or reschedule a session with your orthodontist. Adjustment appointments are intended to keep your orthodontic treatment progressing so that you can achieve your new smile as soon as possible. Typically, orthodontic patients see Dr…. Read more »

Preparing for Your Braces

Your dentist may have suggested that you think about getting braces for your child, or even for yourself. Or, you may have decided that the time has come to straighten your teeth. Either way, there are some things you can do to get ready for your new dental work. A few days before your appointment,… Read more »