A Custom Mouth Guard Helps Protect Teeth During Contact Sports

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation almost three million teeth are knocked out each year as a result of youth athletics. Blows to the face during contact sports is considered to be one of the primary causes of these injuries. In many cases these injuries could have been prevented by wearing a custom… Read more »

Invisalign® vs Braces: Which is Better for You?

Is Invisalign® right for me? Well, let’s look at Invisalign compared to traditional braces to help you decide. Both are great ways to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is made of BPA-free plastic and is designed to be invisible. This is very different from traditional braces because braces are generally metal and highly visible. Invisalign is… Read more »

Adults and Braces: The Benefits Behind Aligning Your Smile

If you are an adult who thinks you’ve missed your chance to align your smile, we’re here to tell you that that is simply not true! Age does not matter when it comes to orthodontics, and we are thrilled to tell you why we think you should finally take that first step in achieving the… Read more »

The Skinny on Sleep Apnea

Do you wake up tired, listless and sleepy even after a seemingly uninterrupted night’s sleep? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition where the sleeper’s breathing pauses while sleeping. The shallow breathing and pauses can last from several seconds to minutes. This causes light sleep, moving the sleeper out… Read more »

The Answers to Your Orthodontic Questions Part II

When it comes to orthodontics and orthodontic treatment, many people become overwhelmed, worried, and even scared at times. If you are one of these people, we are here to help you by answering your questions! We believe knowing more information will help you feel more comfortable and prepared. So, please feel free to take your… Read more »

Understanding Your Bite Adjustment Options

As we age, there are several different factors that can contribute to an improper bite. The loss of a tooth can cause the other teeth to drift over time to fill the gap. Periodontal disease, teeth grinding, tooth decay and tooth fractures are also common causes of improper bite alignments. Traditional braces are not a… Read more »

Retainer Magic

So your braces have come off and you are ready for the next step in your beautiful smile: retention. Retention is the stage where the brackets are (finally!) removed, and your teeth are ready for the retainers to work their magic. Your retainer will become your new best friend, as it will be with you… Read more »

The Answers to Your Orthodontic Questions

Have you just started your orthodontic treatment and you’d like to know the important details that will change the way you live your life while you transform your smile? If so, we are happy to help you! The following questions are those that have been frequently asked by patients, and we are happy to inform… Read more »

5 Tips on How to Get Your Braces off Sooner

Yes, you read it right! There are things you can do to make your orthodontic treatment go by faster, and we are happy to tell you what they are. In addition to the tips your orthodontist gives you, we strongly recommend doing the following five things if you wish for a speedy smile transformation: No…. Read more »

What are the Differences Between Invisalign® and Clear Braces?

If you aren’t quite sure what the differences are between Invisalign® and Clear Braces, we are happy to inform you! There are many differences between the two orthodontic treatments, including: Invisalign Invisalign is a clear, plastic aligner that covers all of your teeth and gradually transforms your smile through a series of different aligners. This… Read more »