When Should I Consider Orthodontic Treatment for My Child?

If you’re interested in helping your child’s teeth grow into a straight and beautiful smile, it’s important to bring them to for their first consultation at an early age. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s best to take your child in for their first orthodontic appointment by the time they are 7 years… Read more »

Why Do I Have a Misaligned Smile?

Sometimes the teeth shift and change, causing a misaligned smile, no matter how well you take care of your oral health. This is quite unfortunate because crooked teeth can take the beauty away from your smile, lower your self-esteem, promote dental issues, and even make daily tasks difficult. To help you know why you might… Read more »

Fun Facts About Malocclusions

Are malocclusions hindering your confident smile? Malocclusions refer to irregular bites that create misalignments in your smile. These can be as simple as a single tooth slightly out of position or extreme spacing issues that leave major gaps between the teeth. Listed below are a few common types of misalignments that exist: – Misplaced midlines… Read more »

Enhance Your Smile with Orthodontic Therapy

The way to a perfect smile often must go through orthodontics. Because alignment influences oral health, if you suffer from any malocclusions or bad bites an orthodontic treatment may be recommended. To learn more about orthodontics and orthodontists, please read the following: – A straight smile is the goal of orthodontics via correcting malocclusion and… Read more »

Keys to Using Invisalign®

Are you in need of a professional teeth straightening treatment but wish to forgo the use of any metal aligners? If so, the Invisalign® orthodontic aligner system is designed to be metal-free and easy on your teeth for the perfect fit and alignment treatment you desire. Listed below are some of the key functions and… Read more »

You Should Never Attempt to Repair Damaged Braces

Your braces represent a serious investment in correcting minor alignment issues with your teeth. Each of your routine adjustment sessions with Dr. will apply a minute amount of tension to the orthodontic hardware. This will effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring each of your teeth in its socket. Certain sticky and hard foods could pose… Read more »

Getting Your Teeth Straightened Is a Key Step to Optimum Oral Health

Getting your teeth straightened is a key step to optimum oral health. Getting your teeth straightened is an excellent method to use to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your teeth easier, which can greatly… Read more »

Special Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Maintain Good Oral Hygiene with Braces

Your braces are composed of several different elements of orthodontic hardware. These brackets, bands, wires and other components can sometimes create hard-to-clean areas or other oral hygiene issues. If your usual daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing fails to remove bacterial matter, it could allow multiple cavities to form on your teeth. This… Read more »

Caring for a Hawley Retainer

Dr. placed braces to adjust the alignment of your teeth through the course of regular adjustment sessions. Each adjustment applied progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth. Now that your optimal alignment has been achieved, can remove your braces and you can enjoy your new, straight smile. There will still be some… Read more »

Seven & Up Orthodontics

As a parent, you want your children to grow up with a strong and healthy mouth. Your child can get a head start with that if you begin their orthodontic care at a young age. We also recommend bringing your children in for an orthodontic screening by the time they turn 7. Most people associate… Read more »