Invisalign® for Straightening Your Teeth and Aligning Your Bite

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For patients with crooked, crowded teeth and a misaligned bite, Invisalign® has been successful for both teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing traditional braces. You see, Invisalign uses removable plastic aligners instead of brackets, wires, and bands to move your teeth into alignment. They are worn an average of 20 to 22 hours… Read more »

Simple Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Your Maintain Clean Braces and Healthy Teeth

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Maintaining clean braces and a healthy mouth is an important part of the process of realigning your teeth. Cavities and periodontal health problems can cause discomfort, and could potentially increase the amount of time it takes to effectively correct the position and orientation of your teeth. At the same time, orthodontic components like brackets, wires,… Read more »

First Response to a Broken Bracket

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A common orthodontic emergency is a broken braces bracket. Brackets are fragile and can become damaged from several things, including: – Eating foods that are advised against by our orthodontist – An injury to the mouth – Brushing incorrectly in some way – Flossing too vigorously In the case of an orthodontic emergency, there are… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment Can be the Perfect Gift You’re Looking to Give

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give a loved one, then consider orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can give them the smile they have always wanted as well as the top-notch oral health they need. It could also increase their confidence and self-esteem! There are many different types of orthodontic appliances available. When it… Read more »

Do You Suffer from an Oral Malocclusion?

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An oral malocclusion refers to misalignment issues with our teeth and jaws. Oftentimes, our teeth can grow in misshapen or rotated and will need to be adjusted to an ideal setting. Orthodontic aligners and braces are fantastic tools to use to straighten teeth and enhance our smiles. Do you suffer from an oral malocclusion? If… Read more »

Tips to Help Clean Your Fixed Retainer

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Now that your regular orthodontic adjustment sessions with Dr. have successfully repositioned your teeth, your braces can be removed. However, there will still be some residual tension lingering in the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in their sockets. If it is not counteracted in some way, this tension can cause your teeth to relapse… Read more »

Three Different Retainer Options That Can Help Maintain Your New Smile

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Having your braces progressively adjusted was just the first step in the process of achieving and maintaining your new smile. Your teeth are held in their sockets by strong periodontal ligaments. During your adjustment sessions, they were stretched and pulled into a new position. Even after your braces have been removed, there will still be… Read more »