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 »

Are There Any Benefits of Chewing Gum After Eating?

Did you know that chewing gum is often touted as a cavity fighter? Although that may seem counter-productive, there is some truth to the claim. However, any benefits that may be had with chewing gum are nullified by any sugars in the gum, so opt for sugarless gum whenever possible. Even if you have braces,… Read more »

Optimum Oral Health Includes Treating All Malocclusions

Optimum oral health includes treating all malocclusions. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some variety of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions are seen in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by… Read more »

Understanding Invisalign®

If you have questions about Invisalign® and if it is right for you, then you are not alone. There are many different options when it comes to aligning your smile, yet Invisalign has swept the nation in popularity. That is why our team here at in , , is happy to talk to you about… Read more »

Maintaining Your Hawley Retainer Helps Minimize the Duration You Need to Use It

Once your braces have achieved your ideal smile, the orthodontic hardware can be removed at . Yet, this is not the end of the realignment process. Each adjustment session applied progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth in your mouth. Without some means to counteract it, this could gradually pull your… Read more »

Simple Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Damage to Your Braces

The braces hardware installed in your mouth by Dr. are designed to be durable. They are secured in place with a strong dental-grade adhesive. However, the braces hardware can be damaged by certain foods and lifestyle choices. To help reduce the chances of a problem occurring with your braces, Dr. offers the following tips. Things… Read more »