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 »

The 101 on Invisalign®

If you don’t want the trouble and hassle of traditional braces, but you still want to get a straight, beautiful smile, then we suggest you take a look at Invisalign®. It’s a process that can easily straighten your teeth, does so discreetly, and gives you the smile you want without the need for metal wires… Read more »

How to Maintain Pristine Braces this Halloween

Halloween can be a scary holiday for your braces, especially because of all the sticky, sugary, and gooey treats available. This is why it’s important to take good care of your orthodontic appliance and teeth as Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us. To help you care for your braces in , , our… Read more »

A Consistent Oral Hygiene Routine Is Important for Maintaining Teeth with Braces

Your braces are designed to realign your teeth through the course of progressive adjustment sessions with your orthodontist. While these alignment sessions are absolutely critical for the process, maintaining good oral health and the condition of your braces is equally important. If you develop tooth decay issues or if some part of your braces is… Read more »

The World of Invisalign®

In today’s world, more and more people have turned to cosmetic dentistry, and treatments like Invisalign® to achieve the flawless smile they always wanted in the most discreet way. Invisalign has provided thousands of people with successful treatment when it comes to aligning their teeth into the ideal position. Invisalign can help with many different… Read more »

Braces Can Help Adults with Unaddressed Alignment Issues to Have a Better Smile

The common cliché is that braces are reserved for children and adolescents with an awkward smile. In more recent times, more and more adults are embracing the idea of using braces to address past alignment issues that were not addressed in childhood. While others are interested in braces to correct changes in mouth structure resulting… Read more »

You Will Need to Use Some Type of Retainer After Your Braces Have Been Removed

Now that the orthodontists at have effectively realigned your teeth into your ideal smile, your braces can be removed. It’s important to keep in mind that your adjustment sessions progressively stretched the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in the sockets. After your braces come off, there will still be some residual tension that needs to… Read more »