What Happens When Your Braces Come Off?

When you get braces, they may be a part of your life for many months, or even a year or two. But at some point, your braces will have finished their job and it will be time for them to come off. When your orthodontist decides that it is time to remove the braces, they… Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Invisalign®

Are you seeking to correct your teeth and achieve a straighter smile with the help of orthodontic aligners? If so, you will need an orthodontic treatment system to get a set of crooked teeth back into alignment. One highly effective and well-received system to consider is Invisalign®. Thanks to their metal-free design, they can blend… Read more »

Your Diet When You Have Braces

Did you know the foods you eat can affect your braces? Well, it’s true, unfortunately. This means you need to watch what you eat while you are aligning your smile. To help you keep your braces in tip-top shape while you eat, Dr. and our dental team are happy to give you details about the… Read more »

How to Spot a Malocclusion

Do you know how to spot a malocclusion? A malocclusion is a bad bite in which the alignment of teeth or your jaw is incorrect. If you suffer from a malocclusion, you may require an orthodontic treatment to correct it. Listed below are some common malocclusions that an occur with your smile: Other forms of… Read more »

The Basics of Cleaning Your Braces

If you wish for your orthodontic braces to serve you well, there are a few things you can do to ensure your teeth will continue to get the care they deserve. If you keep your braces in working order and keep them as clean as you would your teeth, your orthodontic care will go along… Read more »

The Teenage Oral Health Quiz

Have you ever had your teenage oral health assessed? The teen years are some of the most important years for your oral health because it is the time when your wisdom teeth grow in, completing the last of your permanent adult teeth. It is also a time when peer pressure and social status are at… Read more »

Is Invisalign® Right for You?

Have you ever wondered if Invisalign® is right for you? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people have heard of the wave of success leaving beautiful smiles in its wake thanks to the power of Invisalign. That is why our team here at in , , is happy to talk to you about… Read more »

Your Hawley Retainer Requires Daily Cleaning and Care

Through the course of your regular adjustment sessions at , your braces have realigned your teeth to achieve your ideal smile. While this is certainly a moment worth of celebration, it’s also not the end of the realignment process. There is still a modest amount of residual tension in the periodontal ligaments that anchor each… Read more »

You Should Seek Timely Professional Attention if Your Braces Are Damaged

When your braces were installed, Dr. secured durable orthodontic hardware to your teeth with a strong dental adhesive. This gives your braces the durability to chew most common foods. However, if you chew gum and eat sticky or hard foods, it could potentially damage a piece of orthodontic hardware. This is even more likely to… Read more »

Tips to Stay on Top of Your Oral Health While Straightening Your Teeth

Today at , we would like to share some tips to help you stay on top of your oral health while straightening your teeth. While we always encourage strong oral hygiene habits along with regular checkups with your dentist, we especially stress this while you are straightening your teeth in , . With aligners, smile… Read more »