The Development of Orthodontics Through the Ages

You may think of orthodontics as a modern development, but in reality, orthodontics has been developing since ancient times. This branch of dentistry has developed gradually over time to become the modern orthodontics we know and love today. Our orthodontist and team are excited to teach you a little about the development of orthodontics through… Read more »

Got a Plastic Retainer? Here’s How to Care for It

Your plastic retainer is very helpful in maintaining the straight teeth you have worked so hard for. However, it isn’t very effective if you don’t take good care of it. So, to help you keep your plastic retainer in tip-top shape, our orthodontist, Drs. Shabbir Adenwalla and Inayat Ashai, has some special instructions for you…. Read more »

Choosing the Right Type of Braces for Your Child

The truth is that it is very rare for a child to grow a perfect smile without the need for an orthodontic alignment. Of course, you want your child’s orthodontic experience to be as smooth and pleasant as possible. That’s why would like you to be aware of all your options, so you and your… Read more »

Applying a Simple Ceramic Coating Can Help Minimize the Visibility of Your Braces

Traditional orthodontic braces incorporate a series of metal brackets, wires, spacers, and bands. These components help Drs. Shabbir Adenwalla and Inayat Ashai to correct the alignment of your teeth through the course of multiple tightening adjustments. If you are uncomfortable with visible orthodontic hardware appearing in your smile Drs. can apply a simple ceramic coating,… Read more »

Brace Yourselves: Holiday Treats Are Coming

The holidays are coming soon, and with it comes candy and other treats. Unfortunately, many of these treats can damage your child’s braces. How do you make the holiday fun, while maintaining excellent oral health AND not damaging any wires or brackets? Our office is here with a few suggestions for this holiday season. First,… Read more »

The Many Braces Options to Choose From

If you’re about to start your orthodontic journey with braces, you’re on your way toward the straight, healthy, and beautiful smile you desire. Yay! Our orthodontist, Dr. , also has more good news. When it comes to aligning your smile with braces, you have many options, which means you can select a treatment that is… Read more »

Troubles With Braces

Braces have have improved drastically in recent years, but occasionally there are still problems. Some of these problems could include: Wires sticking out Loose braces Loose bands Broken wires Broken braces (brackets) If any of these problems have happened to you, call our team at at and discuss the proper action to take. Sometimes you… Read more »

Malocclusion Types & Treatment

Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “bad bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

Braces & Optimal Dental Hygiene

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Drs. Adenwalla and Ashai may suggest braces in , . Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. Brushing Your Teeth With Braces Brush your teeth with… Read more »

Is Invisalign® the Solution for You?

Do you have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Is your bite misaligned? There is a solution! Invisalign® may be just what you need. This revolutionary aligner system can offer the comfort and reliability of a smooth fit and the beauty of a straight smile without the braces. Here are a few helpful questions and answers… Read more »