Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

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 to be addressed? Your original... 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 ever adults are successfully straightening... 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 determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Wearing and Caring for an Orthodontic Retainer

Every mouth has a required set of time to wear braces in order to achieve the desired results, though the average length of time is about 22 months. Unsurprisingly, patients are very eager to show off the results by this point, but it’s important to keep in mind that braces are not the only part… Read more »

Unsafe & Safe Treats When Wearing Braces

If you have braces and a sweet tooth, times may be tough. However, there is no real reason to fret. It’s true that some treats cannot be enjoyed with braces, but there are many sweet treats and snacks that are safe for you to enjoy. Our and team can go over safe and unsafe treats… Read more »

Keep Up on Oral Hygiene When You Have Braces

If you want a successful orthodontic treatment, then you need to clean and care for your teeth, gums and appliance regularly. This means you need to have a diligent oral hygiene routine. Now, this might be a tough task if you’re not sure how to properly clean your smile and braces, but our orthodontist, Dr…. Read more »

The Benefits of Damon® Braces

Are you in need of orthodontic treatment, but nervous about the time and numerous adjustment appointments that traditional braces take? Ask Dr. if Damon® braces in , , are the right choice for you. Damon braces are self-ligating, which means that they do not need metal or elastic ties. This means that you can experience… Read more »