Seventh Birthday Approaching? Time For a Visit to the Orthodontist!

  Many parents associate braces and orthodontics with their teen years but you may be surprised to learn that the best time for your little one to have their first orthodontic visit is around their 7th birthday. We know, we know – they’re still running around the jungle gym and definitely not exhibiting any tween… Read more »

How to Care for Your Braces When You Travel

If you’re about to travel for the holidays, then you need to do everything you can to keep your braces in tip-top shape. That way you can remain on track with your treatment process as you visit with family members and friends. To help you take care of your braces while you travel, our ,… Read more »

Braces and Bone Remodeling: How Your Teeth Are Shifted Into Place

Are you familiar with the term, bone remodeling? Today, we’re going to explain how your braces move your teeth into their new position by looking at how bone remodeling works. You might already know that braces are made up of several components; wires, brackets, and bands. These work together to apply gentle, consistent pressure to… Read more »

How Do I Keep My Braces in Tip-Top Shape?

Your braces need to stay in tip-top shape if you want to have a successful orthodontic journey. Who knows, you might even get your braces off faster if you take good care of them! So, our orthodontist strongly encourages you to keep your braces clean, pristine, and functional. To help you do so, Dr. Victoria… Read more »

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 »