Different Types of Braces

The options for braces can seem endless and confusing. From the traditional metal brackets to the newer clear plastic aligners, making the right choice for you and your smile isn’t always the easiest thing to do. However, with help from our team here at , we’re confident you can find an orthodontic solution that fits… Read more »

Broken Teeth and Root Canals

While your teeth are very hard and durable, there are times when a hard fall, blow to the face or other oral accident, can actually impart enough force to fracture, crack or break a tooth. When this happens the damage commonly extends into the internal structures of the tooth causing pain. In most cases like… Read more »

Caring for Your Gums Is Essential

When you think about oral health, chances are you think about brushing your teeth. And, to be sure, teeth are a major part of oral health. But your mouth is a complex environment, and each part of it needs proper attention. Your gums play an integral role in the overall health of your mouth, so… Read more »

The Ancient Origins of Orthodontics

If you’re nervous about getting braces, we at want you to know that you have nothing to fear. The art of orthodontics is at least 50,000 years old, which means we’ve had a lot of practice and time to cultivate a safe, pain-free experience. If you encountered archaic braces, you would recognize them for what… Read more »

Tips on How to Care for Your Retainer

If your orthodontist has recently given you a retainer but you’re not exactly sure how to take care of it, our team has some tips for you! Retainer care is extremely important, especially because if you don’t take good care of it, it can harbor plaque and bacteria and can harm and destroy your pearly… Read more »

Helpful Orthodontic Tips: What to Keep in Your Ortho Handbag

To help you have a more successful and positive experience with your braces, our team recommends keeping the following items in your handbag throughout the day: · Orthodontic wax: If your braces ever bother you, orthodontic wax is here to help! When your appliance is poking and prodding you, just put the wax over the… Read more »

A Tooth’s Function and Appearance in Your Smile Determines Crown Material

A crown effectively replaces the damaged, fractured or decayed enamel of a tooth. A tooth’s primary function and appearance in your smile will determine what material your crown will be made of. Your dentist will recommend the best material for your crown. Porcelain-ceramic, and porcelain-fused to metal crowns can be color matched to the enamel… Read more »

Make Tooth Decay Stay Away

There seems to be a constant war with tooth decay. Sugary sweets seem to beckon around every corner, in every store, and in most meals across the states. However, with proper diet and oral habits, you can win the war and keep your smile tooth-decay free. When you eat, the nutrients in your food are… Read more »

Braces and Gum Disease: How to Maintain the Health of Your Smile

As you may already know, gum disease is a severely dangerous dental problem that has destroyed the smiles of many. It forms when the plaque on the smile is left untreated, which is why it is very important to care for your teeth and gums each and every day. Now, gum disease is already a… Read more »

The Three Different Types of Retainers

Your braces represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a fully functional mouth and an appealing smile. Even once your braces are removed your teeth are prone to a process known as relapse. When this happens the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth try to pull them back into their old alignment. Your retainer… Read more »