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 »

Invisalign® Frequently Asked Questions

Everybody wants to have a great, beautiful smile. Many adults think they have lost their chance to have straight teeth because they did not have orthodontics as a child. Orthodontics are for any age. You may be one of those adults that are hesitant about using metal brackets and wires to straighten your smile. Don’t… Read more »

Braces Can Be Used to Address Any Number of Alignment Problems

It’s a common concern for the parents of a teenager, to wonder if their child needs braces. In fact, braces can be used to address and correct any number of alignment problems. There is no ideal age to have braces installed. The common logic is to wait until all of your child’s permanent teeth have… Read more »

How ClearCorrect™ Can Align Your Smile

At Hennes Orthodontics, located in Vista California, Dr. Jerrold Hennes and our team are pleased to offer ClearCorrect™ clear aligners for our patients seeking a straighter, more attractive smile. If you have always wanted a straighter smile but are shy about wearing traditional braces in this stage of your life, you may be an ideal candidate for our ClearCorrect braces… Read more »

Adjustment Appointments Are a Critical Aspect of Realigning Your Child’s Teeth

Overcrowding, general alignment problems and over or under bite issues are common reasons why Dr. will recommend braces for your son or daughter. It’s important to keep in mind that installing the braces is only the first step of the realignment process. Every four to six weeks your child will need a routine adjustment in… Read more »

Selecting your Ideal Braces

When you make the decision to get braces, you’re committing to at least a year’s worth of very visible orthodontic treatment. This isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, which is why our team here at recommends you closely study all your options before deciding which style of braces you want to wear. For adults… Read more »