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 »

Routine Care and Maintenance for Your New Set of Braces

The new set of braces installed in your mouth by are designed to effectively realign your teeth for a functional mouth and a more appealing smile. With a few minor changes to your everyday habits and a diligent oral hygiene routine, can help minimize the amount of time you need to wear braces. If any… Read more »

Teen Dental Care Suggestions

As a teen, smile health and appearance are important, which is why our team is happy to give you the tips you need to succeed! The more you care about your oral health, the higher your chances are of achieving your smile goals. So, to finally reach the results you’re looking for, Dr. recommends that… Read more »

Invisalign is a Convenient Way to Improve Your Smile

Invisalign is a convenient way to improve minor alignment issues with your teeth. The aligners are made from a durable, clear plastic, that is hard for the casual observer to notice. The process begins with your dentist or orthodontist examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This helps both of you to define your… Read more »

Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

The complex ball and socket temporomandibular joints, known as TMJ hinge your jaw. They enable you to open your mouth, speak and make certain facial expressions. These joints that work together with a series of muscles and ligaments. In between each ball and socket joint there is a small disk of cartilage that provides a… Read more »