Good Gum Health Is Important for the Realignment Process

The orthodontic braces that are installed in your mouth at represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This alignment process involves attending regular adjustment appointments at our practice. Each of your adjustment sessions is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your gums. By consistently… Read more »

The New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make for Your Braces

Instead of making the same old “Lose weight” and “Exercise more” resolutions this year, try making resolutions for your braces. That’s right—you can make resolutions for your braces! Our s, Drs. Liang and Liang, encourages this so you can have a more effective and even successful orthodontic journey. Some resolutions you can make for your… Read more »

Braces: How Bone Remodeling Works

Do you know how your braces perform the work of aligning your teeth? Braces, with the help of wires and brackets, and bands exert gentle, gradual and constant pressure to shift your teeth into the correct position over time. This is called ‘bone remodeling’. You can tell your teeth are moving because you notice the… Read more »

Why Flossing is Important When You Have Braces

Do you ever wonder why flossing is important when you have braces? If so, you have come to the right blog. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you know why it’s vital to floss regularly (after each time you eat if possible) when you have braces. Those reasons are because: Flossing helps you prevent… Read more »

Malocclusions: Causes and Treatments

If you are considering orthodontic treatment at Straight Smile in College Park, Maryland, it may be because you have a malocclusion. What is that? A malocclusion refers to any misalignment of the teeth or jaw. Classic examples include overbites, underbites, cross bites and open bites. What is the cause of a malocclusion? Scientists have evaluated… Read more »

Dealing with Broken Braces

Your braces are going to be a part of your life for a while. And they are doing the important job of moving your teeth into better and healthier positions. To do that, you need to keep them clean by brushing and flossing 30 minutes after each meal. You also need to protect them by… Read more »

Holiday Food for Adults With Braces

The holidays are just around the corner and with them come parties, friends, and food. But as an adult with orthodontia, holiday food can be hard. There are a lot of things you have eaten your whole life during the holidays, that you suddenly you cannot have! But, being a responsible adult, you understand that… Read more »

An Overbite or Underbite Can Often Be Corrected by Traditional Braces

If your child has an overbite or underbite issue it can do more than simply leave them with an unattractive smile. As time goes by, the improper connection between the teeth in their bite pattern can start to wear away tooth enamel leading to dental attrition and dental fractures. Fortunately, a professional orthodontist like Dr…. Read more »

Maintaining Healthy Gums Help Minimize Discomfort After a Braces Adjustment

Each of the adjustment sessions performed at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic is designed to tighten and tension your braces hardware. This will effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor each of your teeth in its socket. Through the course of successive adjustments, your teeth will gradually be brought into their ideal alignment. This will give… Read more »

Do You Have Elastics for Your Braces? Here Are Some Ways to Use and Care for Them

If your orthodontist, Dr. , gave you elastics to wear on your braces, then you are at a critical point in your treatment. These elastics can help you further move and shift your teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted. However, that’s only the case if you properly use and care for… Read more »