The Purpose of Early Orthodontic Treatment

While it is a common assumption that only teens and preteens are eligible for orthodontic treatment, the fact is that receiving orthodontic treatment at a much younger age is more ideal. We encourage parents to bring their children to the orthodontist for treatment by age seven to address orthodontic issues in the early stages. Around… Read more »

Common Questions About Orthodontic Aligners

Do you have questions about orthodontic aligners? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. , is happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. The more you know about aligners, the better. It can even help you decide if it’s the right treatment for you! So, our orthodontist would like to help you by providing… Read more »

A Healthy New Year With Braces

For many, the start of a new year brings goal setting, and resolving to make changes in our lives. For some, these resolutions include choosing a healthier diet. For people with braces, dietary restrictions on things like raw veggies and plain popcorn may cause a minor problem to such goals. However, there are still a… Read more »

An Area of Overcrowding Might Require a Tooth Extraction Before Installing Orthodontic Braces

Even if your child’s primary teeth were nicely aligned, they could still suffer significant alignment issues in the dentition of their permanent teeth. This is even more likely to occur if multiple primary teeth in one area were lost in a short amount of time, or they lost one or more primary teeth to tooth… Read more »

The Amazing Advantages of Orthodontics

Orthodontics was designed to straighten the appearance and function of a misaligned bite. Orthodontics can help your smile by: – straightening crowded teeth so they are positioned evenly. – bringing together gapped teeth so they are placed directly next to one another. – adjusting the position of your top and bottom arches so they congregate… Read more »

Which Orthodontic System Is Right for Your Adult Smile?

At  in , , our orthodontic team is pleased to offer smile straightening for adults as well as children and teens. Wearing braces as an adult takes longer because we are working with permanent teeth–it can average anywhere from 18 months to 3 years, dependent on the straightening system you are using. But, as orthodontics don’t just impact your appearance and self-confidence,… Read more »

Got a Permanent Retainer? Here Are Some Flossing Tips

A permanent retainer is quite handy when it comes to maintaining a straight and beautiful smile. However, it’s not so handy when it comes to flossing and taking care of your teeth and gums. This is because many people find it difficult to put the floss in the proper position to deeply clean the teeth… Read more »

Braces: A Straighter Smile Is Good for More Than Your Appearance

Braces can not only improve your appearance but they can also contribute to better oral health. At the practice of located in , , we work with our patients to help you create a healthier oral environment. Why is this important? When your teeth are out of alignment, issues with your bite and your jaw… Read more »

How Do I Clean My Invisalign® Aligner?

Your Invisalign® aligner is strong and durable. However, that doesn’t mean you need to stop taking care of it. In fact, there are things you need to do to keep your aligner in tip-top shape so you don’t run into complications during your orthodontic treatment. To help you properly care for your aligner, Dr. has… Read more »

Ingredients in Food That Are Hazardous to Your Oral Health

Your diet plays a key role in your oral health, as the substances you consume can potentially be dangerous for your health. This can especially have an effect when wearing braces where foods can get lodged. Listed below are various ingredients and varieties of food that are hazardous for your oral health: – Sugary foods… Read more »