Build a Healthier Smile with Sleep Apnea Treatments

In order to ensure you receive the necessary oral health care treatments, always assess your risk for sleep apnea. Numerous risk factors exist that can increase the likelihood that you will develop sleep apnea. You should also be aware of which treatments can be used to effectively care for your smile should sleep apnea be… Read more »

Got Braces? Here’s How to Care for Them

If you want a successful orthodontic journey, then you need to properly care for your braces each day. This is because if you don’t care for your braces, then they won’t care for you. This means that having an ineffective appliance can delay your treatment time and even lead you away from the smile you… Read more »

Headgear Basics

If your child’s upper and lower jaw are more uneven than normal, your orthodontist, Dr. , might recommend wearing headgear with their braces for a time. What does that mean? You’re about to find out. Headgear is the word for a removable appliance that applies specific forces to guide the growth of the face and… Read more »

What Happens When Your Braces Come Off?

A soon as you get your braces on, you will probably start counting down the days until they come off. And who could blame you? Sooner or later, that big day will arrive, and you will be ready to show the world your brand new smile. Having your braces removed is not painful and will… Read more »

How Can I Maintain Strong Tooth Enamel When I Have Braces?

When you have braces, it’s important to maintain strong tooth enamel so you can maintain a healthy smile. However, that might be a tough task if you’re not sure how to keep your enamel in tip-top shape. So, to help you, our orthodontist, Dr. , has some helpful tips and information for you. First, have… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Need Special Oral Hygiene Tools to Prevent Cavities

Once the alignment of your teeth has been fully corrected, your orthodontist can remove your braces. However, there will still be some residual tension remaining in the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in place. If it’s not addressed in some way it could cause your teeth to drift out of their ideal position. To… Read more »

Classifications of Malocclusions

Malocclusions, also commonly referred to as “bad bites”, refer to various types of misalignments within your teeth and jaw. For a list of some common malocclusions as well as some brief definitions, see the list below:       – Crossbites happen when the lower jawbone protrudes out farther than the upper jawbone. – Rotation malocclusions… Read more »

How Can I Relieve Soreness After an Orthodontic Adjustment?

One thing that comes along with braces is soreness. Now, this isn’t a typical muscle soreness—it’s actually soreness in the teeth. This can be quite inconvenient and troublesome, but it’s a sign that your teeth are moving and that you’re on your way toward the beautiful smile you want! However, our orthodontist, Dr. , and… Read more »

First Aid For Your Braces

Conscientious brushing and flossing are important steps in making sure that your braces serve you well as long as you wear them. Normally, you should spend about two minutes brushing your teeth. With braces, you should take more time brushing, focusing on one or two teeth at a time. Using a water flosser or a… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Invisalign®

If you are searching for a functional orthodontic treatment that comes with added perks, then one fantastic treatment to consider is Invisalign®. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that distances itself from other orthodontic services in that they are truly unique in their design and capabilities. Invisalign aligners are designed to fit the exact needs… Read more »