What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

Don’t Eat This with Braces

The process of getting your teeth straightened is arduous enough without worrying about your diet. That’s why your orthodontist puts such an emphasis on eating the right foods as you begin your treatment. The sooner you establish good eating habits, the better off your orthodontic experience will be. But, it’s not easy to remember what… Read more »

Align Your Teeth to Improve Your Smile

Are you self-conscious of your teeth? Do you wish you had braces when you were younger, or you could have braces now? If so, you are in luck! Today, more people are choosing orthodontics than ever before to improve the appearance of their smile and their oral health. With so many options to choose from,… Read more »

Great Teeth and Braces

We all know that the end goal of having braces is to get great-looking teeth. But during the orthodontic treatment, you need to be willing to do the work necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Otherwise, when your braces come off, you’ll end up with less-than-healthy teeth. Here at in , , we’re dedicated to… Read more »

Care Instructions for a Hawley Retainer

The second phase of orthodontic care is the placement of an orthodontic retainer to maintain your new tooth alignment while there is lingering tension in the jaw and periodontal ligaments that could cause the dental alignment to relapse. Our friendly team is on hand if you have questions about caring for your retainer, and we… Read more »

Orthodontic Care Saves Smiles

Orthodontic treatment is used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion. Malocclusion occurs when there is imperfect alignment of the teeth when the jaws are closed. Teeth may be crowded or crooked, or perhaps the upper and lower jaws don’t align well. For some, these problems are inherited; they can also come from oral injury, mistimed… Read more »