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 »

A Straighter Smile With Invisalign®

If you would like to straighten your smile without using brackets and wires, ask Drs. Burris, Travis, and Katie about Invisalign® in , . Invisalign is a great choice for our patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. Instead of using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

Has orthodontic treatment been recommended to you? Do you worry that you are too old to straighten your teeth? About 25% of orthodontic patients are now adults. At our practice, we want you to know that a straight, healthy, beautiful smile is within your reach— no matter your age. Our orthodontists offer a number of… Read more »

Recommendations on How to Keep Your Retainer in Tip-Top Shape

Do you want to maintain a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile for a lifetime? If so, then you need to wear your retainer regularly. Your retainer can keep your teeth in their correct positions so you can maintain the smile of your dreams. However, if you don’t take good care of your retainer, it won’t… Read more »

How to Help Your Sore Teeth When You Have Braces

Dr. and our orthodontic team want you to have the best orthodontic journey possible. To help make that happen, we would like to help you relieve any pain or discomfort you might feel. Unfortunately, there are times when you might experience sensations such as these, especially after adjustment appointments. But there is no need to… Read more »

How Can I Avoid Bad Breath When I Have Braces?

Bad breath can be quite inconvenient, especially when you have braces. However, there is a way you can avoid it. To help you know how to maintain a pristine and fresh breath, Dr. and our orthodontic team have some helpful tips for you. First, clean your smile regularly. You can do so by brushing and… Read more »

How Do Malocclusions Affect Our Oral Health?

Did you know that malocclusions are one of the most common disorders that orthodontic treatments are intended to fix? Malocclusions are bad bites that happen when teeth are out of position and alignment. If left untreated, malocclusions can lead to chipped and cracked teeth, as well as worn tooth enamel and damaged gums. When determining… Read more »