Advice on Taking Care of Your Retainer

Your orthodontic retainer is very handy, especially because it keeps your newly straightened teeth from relapsing out of position. However, this is only the case if you keep it in tip-top shape. Now, our orthodontic team understands that this might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to take care of your appliance…. Read more »

Oral Hygiene with Braces

Orthodontics is used to straighten the teeth and correct the bite. This can improve not only the appearance of your smile, but the health as well. Now that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, there are some things you should know about caring for your teeth and braces. Dental Hygiene with Braces Dental hygiene is a… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Come to Your Aid

For those that have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, traditional braces are not the only option. If you would like to straighten your teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires, consider Invisalign® in Avon, Sandusky, and Wadsworth, . Invisalign is a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners that straighten the teeth over… Read more »

Let Your Orthodontist Guide Your Child’s Oral Development

When most people think about braces, awkward teenagers who don’t want to smile and try to cover their mouths when they talk is what comes to mind. This is pretty much the common view of today’s society, but it is not the ideal image, nor is it the best time to be giving your child… Read more »

How to Clean Your Smile While Wearing Braces

At , Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and Dr. Inayat Ashai are pleased to provide comprehensive orthodontics for our patients in . In today’s blog, we are going to explore how to clean your smile while wearing brackets and wires. Brushing  Certainly, everyone understands how important it is to practice strong oral hygiene habits to keep those… Read more »

Orthodontic Braces Can Turn Good Smiles Into Great Ones

Orthodontic braces can turn good smiles into great ones. If you are looking to fix alignment issues or have any tooth irregularities such as bad bites or tooth curvatures, our orthodontists at can craft a set of braces for you that can suit your needs as precisely as possible. You smile doesn’t have to suffer… Read more »

A Brief Overview of Orthodontic Treatment

Getting braces can be an intimidating experience for you or your children who need teeth straightened. We strive to make your experience welcoming and comfortable here at so here’s what you can expect when you get braces. Your first visit will be fairly simple. Our orthodontists will assess what kind of misalignment you have, take… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Be Used with a Hawley Retainer

Once your teeth have achieved your ideal smile, your braces can be removed. Your orthodontist, Dr. , will then fit you for a removable Hawley Retainer to hold your teeth in position while they become accustomed to their new positions. If your lower teeth needed significant realignment, might also recommend installing a fixed retainer. This… Read more »

Recommended Oral Hygiene Tools to Help Clean Your Braces

Your braces represent a serious investment in realigning your teeth for a better functioning mouth and a more appealing smile. Cleaning and maintaining your braces every day during the duration of the alignment process will help bring your treatment time to a minimum. If you develop tooth decay problems around braces hardware, the resulting complications… Read more »

Your Teeth and Braces Require Daily Care and Cleaning

The braces offered by your orthodontist, Dr. , are designed to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in their sockets. Through the course of successive adjustment sessions, this will move your teeth into the ideal positions needed for a healthier mouth and a more appealing smile. It’s important to note that… Read more »