Maintain Your Hawley Retainer with Proper Care

Orthodontic care is often followed by a period of retention with an orthodontic retainer to keep your teeth in their new position while the jaw and periodontal ligaments become stable so that the teeth can’t relapse and undo the hard work of your braces. If you are apprehensive about caring for your retainer, our team… Read more »

The How (and Why) of Cleaning Braces

The addition of orthodontics hardware to your mouth can make it difficult to keep things clean. It provides increased surface area for food debris, plaque, and acids to sit on your teeth and gums and create problems in your mouth. The bacteria in your mouth find crevices to hide in and around your orthodontics hardware… Read more »

Different Versions of Braces to Correct Misaligned Teeth

While adolescents are more likely to experience alignment issues with their teeth, many adults also choose to straighten their smiles. Improperly aligned teeth can unattractive smile and prone to dental fractures and lost tooth enamel attrition. Here at our orthodontist, Dr. can provide you with orthodontic braces to adjust the alignment of your teeth. There… Read more »

The Basics of Braces

We’ve all seen people that have braces on their teeth. Traditional braces make use of brackets and wires that are tightened to realign the teeth. Many people get braces when they are younger, since their jaws are still and growing misaligned teeth and abnormal bites are easily addressed. However, many adults are taking advantage of… Read more »

Orthodontic Braces Can Often Correct an Overcrowding Issue

As your child grows, their oral structure will naturally continue to expand into its adult size. At the same time, your child’s permanent teeth with start to replace their primary teeth to accommodate for mature oral function. Sometimes the rapid changes in oral structure and the loss of multiple primary teeth can cause two or… Read more »

Invisalign®: An Invisible Aligner That Makes a Big Difference

If you have been hearing a lot about the benefits of Invisalign® and are wondering if it is right for you, we can provide additional information on Invisalign to help you determine if it’s compatible with your orthodontic treatment goals. The Invisalign program aligns your smile through a series of clear, thin aligners that are… Read more »

Bone Remodeling: How Your Braces Move Your Teeth Into Position

Do you know how your braces actually align your teeth into their new position? Your braces are made up of wires, brackets, and bands that place gentle, constant pressure as they gradually shift your teeth over time. This process is known as ‘bone remodeling’. You will notice this movement as the pressure is placed on… Read more »

Why Flossing is Vital for a Top-Notch Smile When You Have Braces

If you would like to know why flossing is vital when you are aligning your teeth with braces, then our orthodontist, Dr. Donald W Linck II, is more than happy to help you. It’s important to floss as often as possible when you have braces. Typically, you should floss at least once a day, but… Read more »

Headgear 101

Is your child getting braces? There’s a chance that your orthodontist, Dr. Donald W Linck II, might suggest also wearing headgear for a portion of their orthodontic treatment. Headgear is the term for an external orthodontic appliance that applies extra force to guide the growth of the face and jaw. It is usually only given… Read more »

Tips on How to Handle Bleeding Gums When You Have Braces

If you experience bleeding gums when you have braces, especially when you clean your smile or eat, then it’s a sign you might have gum disease and you need to take better care of your smile. In fact, it’s very important to restore your oral health as soon as possible. So, to help you, our… Read more »