Clean Your Smile in Braces With a Water Flosser

It’s very important to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly with good oral hygiene techniques, and this is especially vital when wearing braces. This is because there are many dangerous substances, like plaque and bacteria, that cling to the teeth, gumline, wires, and brackets and threaten the smile. Fortunately, there are many tools… Read more »

FAQs: Orthodontics

Caring for your smile with the use of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic treatments is essential for ensuring that your smile reaches its highest levels. If for any reason you are suffering from malocclusions or have any teeth that are severely out of alignment, they will need to be corrected so that your mouth can function… Read more »

The Importance of Braces and Oral Health

Are you playing with the idea of trying braces to improve your alignment? If so, you have come to the right place! Our orthodontists, Drs. Burris, Fiegle, and Katie, are trained to assist you with any orthodontic treatment you need and are happy to talk to you about why it is important for your oral… Read more »

Common Questions About Orthodontics

Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment? If so, you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontists, Drs. Burris, Fiegle and Plunkett, are happy to help you find the answers and information you need so you can know more about orthodontics. The more you know, the better. So, to help you, they are happy… Read more »

Invisalign® for Straightening Your Teeth and Aligning Your Bite

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 »

How to Avoid Cavities When You Are Aligning Your Teeth With Braces

If you want a successful orthodontic treatment, then you need to care for your smile and braces as well as keep tooth decay and other dental issues at bay. Now, because the teeth and gums are tough to clean at times, those with braces are more prone to cavities. This means that if you have… Read more »

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

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

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

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 »

Savory Holiday Foods for Braces

With the holiday season comes a plethora of goodies and delicious food. But you don’t want to ruin your holiday plans by breaking a bracket or wire. How can you keep your mouth healthy while still enjoying the season? Along with consistent oral hygiene habits, eating the right foods can really help your smile. Here… Read more »