Got Braces? This Is How to Save Your Gums During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are aligning your smile with braces, it’s important to do all you can to avoid gum disease on a regular basis. Gum disease forms when the plaque on your teeth doesn’t get removed. The plaque then continues to grow and irritates your gums and alters your oral health. When you have braces, it… Read more »

The Best Way to Use Orthodontic Wax

If you are suffering from sore or cut gums and cheeks because of your metal braces, then it’s time to take advantage of your orthodontic wax. To help you use the product properly so you can have the relief you deserve, our orthodontic team encourages you to use the following instructions: –Wash your hands: Make… Read more »

Invisalign® and the Smile of Your Dreams

At the dental practice of and our experienced team, we are pleased to offer Invisalign® aligners for our patients seeking a more attractive smile in , and the surrounding areas. If you have always wanted a straighter smile, but aren’t crazy about the hassle of wearing braces, you might be the perfect candidate for Invisalign…. Read more »

Tips to Help Clean Your Fixed Retainer

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 »

Cleaning Your Teeth and Braces

After getting braces from Dr. , it’s very important to keep in mind that when you’re wearing braces you’ll have to spend a bit of extra time and effort on cleaning your teeth and braces. If you don’t, you can develop cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems that can complicate your orthodontic treatment… Read more »

Invisalign® Clear Aligners Can Covertly Straighten Your Teeth

Many of our patients want the beautiful, straight teeth that braces can bring them, but don’t want the distracting appearance of metal braces. For these patients, we may indeed have the perfect solution. Invisalign® invisible aligners are orthodontic straighteners that are virtually unnoticeable. They are thermoformed plastic trays that slowly bring your teeth into alignment… Read more »

Any Damage to Your Braces Will Need Timely Repair to Prevent Alignment Complications

The braces installed in your mouth by Dr. have been designed and assembled to be rather durable. However, they are not impervious to damage from certain foods and activities. If some piece of hardware bends, breaks or loosens, the change in tension could lead to alignment complications. It could even increase the number of adjustment… Read more »

Invisalign® Q&A

Everybody wants to have a great, beautiful smile. Many adults think they have lost their chance to have straight teeth because they did not have orthodontics as a child. Orthodontics are for any age. You may be one of those adults that are hesitant about using metal brackets and wires to straighten your smile. Don’t… Read more »

Three Different Retainer Options That Can Help Maintain Your New Smile

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 »

Invisalign Can Improve Your Smile in Weeks

Invisalign is a popular method for adults with minor alignment issues is to achieve the smooth even smile they have always wanted. The clear plastic aligners make it hard for the casual observer to even notice. At the initial consultation Dr. will examine your mouth. This might also include taking some X-rays. This provides an… Read more »