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 »

Finding the Option That Best Meets your Bite Adjustment Goals

Adolescents as well as adults sometimes need braces to help better align their smile or correct issues in their bite pattern. For teenagers this is usually related to the alignment of permanent teeth after they have just emerged or the growth of their jaw. In recent years adults have started wearing braces to help improve… Read more »

What Will My Dental Crown Be Made Of?

While there is room for personal preference, your crown will generally be made from materials depending on the form and function of the tooth being replaced. In most cases, your dentist will give you the best recommendation for a crown that will look good and last for a long time. A crown on one of… Read more »

How to Brush With Braces

Brushing with braces can be difficult and a bit tricky at times, but we are happy to help you properly and easily clean your teeth, even though you have a metal-filled smile. Before you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with water. Rinsing will loosen any food or debris that are stuck between your brackets… Read more »

Teeth-Healthy Halloween Treats

As trick-or-treaters knock on your door and beg for treats, there are things you can do to help them prevent Halloween tooth decay, and that includes giving away teeth-healthy Halloween treats. Yes, we realize this may seem like a “party pooper” move, but many will enjoy the treats more than you may realize. Some treats… Read more »

Aligning Your Smile With Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a beneficial, convenient, and successful treatment that gives you the smile of your dreams for a lifetime! If you follow the guidelines of your orthodontist, you will have a successful journey with the well-known Invisalign. To help you consider this treatment, we are happy to tell you about the many benefits Invisalign has… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Straighten Your Smile

Choosing to align your smile is a big decision, but there are many reasons why you should take your first step in doing so. Aligning your smile could do wonders for your appearance and oral health, and this is why: • Orthodontic treatment can finally abolish the embarrassment you feel every time you smile to… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Early Orthodontics for Your Child

Early orthodontic treatment is very beneficial, especially if you want your child to grow up with a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile! The American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists strongly recommend taking your child in for their first orthodontic appointment when they are 7 years old. If you do so, you will… Read more »

Invisalign® vs. Clear Braces: What are the Differences?

Orthodontic appliances can be tricky and confusing at times, especially because there are so many of them! Patients often confuse Invisalign® and clear braces with each other, and we are here to tell you the differences between the two! Invisalign Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that consists of multiple clear, plastic aligners. These aligners cover… Read more »