Headgear and Your Child

If your child is getting braces, you may find that your orthodontist, Dr. Victoria Lynskey advises that he or she wears headgear for a time as well. Headgear is the name for an external orthodontic appliance that uses additional force beyond braces to guide the bite – specifically the development of the face and jaw…. Read more »

Got Braces? Here’s How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Your orthodontist, Dr. Victoria Lynskey, cares about you and your smile, which is why works hard to align your teeth and also encourages you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Little did you know, having a healthy smile during your orthodontic treatment doesn’t just happen on its own. You need to work hard… Read more »

Adults Want Holiday Treats, Too!

When you can’t participate in your normal holiday food traditions because of your braces, things can look rather dull and lifeless. Bring your world back into festive color as you realize how many different things you CAN eat. As an adult, you have much more control over the foods you choose to eat. Decide to… Read more »

Your Child Will Need to Use a Retainer After Their Braces Have Been Removed

Orthodontic braces can play a very important role in correcting the alignment of your child’s teeth. Traditional braces need to be tightened at regular intervals to effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your son of daughter’s teeth in place. In time this will fully correct the position and orientation of their teeth to provide… Read more »

The Orthodontic Advantages of Invisalign®

The Invisalign® orthodontic aligner system is designed to improve your smile quickly, discretely and conveniently. Not only do they labor to straighten your teeth; they also advance your oral hygiene and reduce your risk for oral injuries, all the while giving you the beauty of a natural smile–even during treatment. Here are some further details… Read more »

Properly Use and Care for Your Braces Elastics by Doing These Things

There is a time during your orthodontic treatment that you will need to use elastics, which are also known as rubber bands. This will help you further shift and adjust your teeth so you can have the beautiful and stunning smile you have always wanted. However, this is only the case if you properly care… Read more »

When Your Orthodontics Break

Your braces need to be protected, since they are doing such an important job. Wearing a mouthguard when you play sports will certainly help protect your braces (and your teeth), but accidents can still happen. You may have an injury to your mouth, or you might eat something that damages your braces. Toothpicks and other… Read more »

Are You Informed about Malocclusions?

Perfect smiles often depend upon orthodontic treatments to combat the effects of malocclusions. Although malocclusions are often found in patients, misalignments in your smile can have a negative impact on the aesthetics of your smile as well as your entire oral health. Treating malocclusions is essential when seeking the perfect smile. For more information about… Read more »

Braces and Your Diet

Braces are strong and resilient, but sometimes they can’t handle the rigors of chewing certain foods. The appliance can get damaged if you’re not careful. This is why Dr. and our orthodontic team recommend watching your diet. That way you can remain on track toward your perfect smile. To help you, we are happy to… Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Braces

Taking care of your braces begins with taking care of your teeth, as they go hand in hand. As long as your teeth are safe and cared for, you can rest assured your braces can be as well. For additional treatment tips, here are a few ways to take care of your braces: – Wearing… Read more »