How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to... Read more »

Diastema Complications Can Often Be Minimized by Traditional Braces

Your child’s oral structure can change rapidly at times, which can sometimes lead to two or more permanent teeth emerging with a significant gap between them. In some of these cases the spacing may change as their mouth continues to develop. Yet there are also other times when the space... Read more »

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... Read more »

Align Your Smile With Orthodontic Care

If you are dissatisfied with the alignment of your teeth and jaws for cosmetic or functional purposes, we invite you to consider orthodontics. This branch of oral care uses dental appliances to improve tooth alignment and help you have a healthy and beautiful smile. We offer a review of orthodontics... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

Orthodontics: Common Questions Asked

If you have questions about orthodontic treatment, then our orthodontist, Dr. James B. Macomson, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about orthodontics, the better. So, he is happy to help you by providing the answers to commonly asked questions, like: Q: How... Read more »