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 »

How Do I Know I Need Braces?

If your teeth are not aligned, or your bite needs adjusting, you may be a candidate for braces. Some people use braces to fix cosmetic issues with their pearly whites, others benefit from the medical fixes. Conditions which might preclude orthodontic care can include the following: — Losing your baby teeth too early in life,… Read more »

Keeping Your Braces Clean with Basic Oral Hygiene Tools

Your new braces represent a serious investment in improving the alignment of your teeth for a healthier mouth and an appealing smile that can last a lifetime. By keeping them clean as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you help to preventing issues with gum disease and complications from cavities. A poor oral hygiene… Read more »

Take Good Care of Your New Retainer

The teeth in your mouth are anchored into the sockets by a series of periodontal ligaments. Through the course of your regular adjustment sessions with Dr. these ligaments have been stretched by your braces to bring your teeth into their ideal alignment. Even after your braces have been removed, there will still be some lingering… Read more »

Orthodontics: The Types of Malocclusion

There are many different smile-alignment issues that need to be dealt with by orthodontic treatment. Today, our would like to focus on one of those issues, which is malocclusion. Occlusion in , , is the alignment and spacing of your upper jaw and lower teeth when you bite down, and malocclusion is the poor positioning… Read more »