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 »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Needed After Your Teeth Have Been Corrected by Invisalign®

Invisalign® continues to grow in popularity as an effective way for adults to correct minor deviations in the alignment of their teeth. Not only can it provide you with a more attractive smile the realignment can also reduce your chances of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures in the future. This requires that you switch… Read more »

Take Care of Your Smile While Wearing Braces

The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Drs. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett’s orthodontic clinic have been designed to correct the alignment of your teeth through the course of successive adjustments. Each time your braces are tightened it applies minute force to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your gums…. Read more »

Adults and Orthodontics

For years, people have considered orthodontics to be a rite of passage for older children and teenages. However, over the years, more and more adults have been opting to straighten their smile with traditional braces, or other orthodontic procedures. If you are considering orthodontics, there are some issues about which you should think before moving… Read more »

What to Do in Case of an Orthodontic Emergency

While you are wearing braces to align your smile, there are several issues that can arise. If you have an orthodontic emergency, call our office to discuss the problem with our orthodontists or team. You may need to visit right away or you may be able to do something to alleviate the problem until your… Read more »