Choose Invisalign® for a Straight, Beautiful Smile

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible plastic. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given every two weeks to help the patient progress in their… Read more »

Good Oral Hygiene Habits are Important When You Have Braces

Dr. installed your braces into your mouth to correct alignment and orthodontic issues. Through the course of your regular braces adjustments, your teeth will be brought into position for a more appealing smile and better functioning mouth. Maintaining good oral hygiene throughout the realignment process will keep your treatment time to the bare minimum. Complications… Read more »

Treat Yourself to Straight Teeth for the New Year

The ball has dropped and a new year has rung its bells once again. With the beginning of the year comes a fresh start for everyone to improve their lives and their habits. Why not start the year off with an emphasis on your oral health care? If you are looking for an excellent method… Read more »

Malocclusion 101

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

Using Orthodontic Wax to Make Your Braces More Comfortable

Are you experiencing sore or cut soft tissue in the mouth because of your braces? If so, you are not alone. While this is a common experience, there is help. Using orthodontic wax can make wearing your braces more comfortable. To help you use the product properly and experience the relief you deserve, our orthodontic… Read more »

Removing Plaque While Wearing Braces

Gum disease is a deteriorating dental issue and can ultimately result in infected gums and loose and lost teeth if not treated. This disease forms when plaque is not regularly removed from your teeth. Wearing braces can make it difficult to thoroughly remove plaque from your smile each day. So, to help you avoid gum… Read more »

Different Kinds of Orthodontic Braces

Over the years, dental technology has evolved from clunky and obvious to sophisticated and subtle. Orthodontics are no different, and new forms of braces are able to provide all of the function of years past while being much less noticeable and sometimes practically invisible. Because of this advancement in orthodontic technology, you have a number… Read more »

Thinning Your Mouth’s Crowd

Crowded teeth, or teeth with too much space between them, is one of the many causes of oral health problem. Crowded teeth are harder to clean, leading to cavities and gingivitis, while teeth with too much space between them more easily trap food and other debris, also causing cavities. However, these problems can be combated… Read more »

You Will Need to Wear a Retainer Once Your Braces Have Been Removed

Through the course of routine adjustments, your teeth have been brought into their ideal alignment for a healthier mouth and an appealing smile. However, this is only the first stage of the process. There is still some lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments of the teeth. This tension will need to be counteracted to make… Read more »

More Adults Are Embracing Braces as a Means to Improving Their Smile

In the past, braces were often seen as a rite of passage for teenagers with alignment issues in their smile. In recent years, more and more adults have been taking interest in braces to help improve untreated or newly developed alignment issues. This is even more likely to be the case if the adult lost… Read more »