How Braces Are Made

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Have you recently had braces recommended to straighten your teeth? You may be wondering how braces work to straighten your smile. Our team is happy to shed some light on the subject. Brackets Brackets are small squares that are bonded to the front of each tooth or are attached with orthodontic bands. These brackets hold… Read more »

The Importance of Braces and Oral Health

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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

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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 »

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 »

Savory Holiday Foods for Braces

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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 »

Take Care of Your Smile While Wearing Braces

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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 »