How Braces Work to Straighten Your Smile

When you have crooked teeth, misalignments, and over or underbites, you may seek orthodontic care to correct these issues. Often, braces are the prescribed method of treatment. When braces are your option, there are things to consider like what kind of methods and appliances will be used. So how exactly does all that metal work… Read more »

Tips for Remembering Your Retainer at Night

With all of your bedtime rituals, it can be easy to forget one of the most important steps in your orthodontic care. Wearing your retainers is essential to preserving your new smile. After your orthodontic treatment, teeth are vulnerable to shifting. Retainers help keep them in their new, more ideal position without further orthodontic treatment…. Read more »

Halloween Candy and Braces – What Not to Eat

Halloween is known for costumes and candy. And every orthodontist fears a ruined treatment plan due to Halloween candy indulgence. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t want you to enjoy your holiday. Choose wiser candy choices while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and we’ll all smile a little bigger! To help you know what is a… Read more »

What Causes Tooth Decay and How to Treat It

While orthodontics provide treatment for aligning teeth and help create beautiful smiles, it is vital to take proper care of your teeth. One of the main issues facing teeth is tooth decay. Tooth decay, also known as cavities, are holes in the teeth that can be caused by an array of things. According to the… Read more »

What is First Phase Treatment?

First Phase Treatment, also known as early interceptive treatment, is orthodontic treatment that often includes expansion, active retainers, or partial braces. This is done around the ages of six to ten before all the permanent teeth have erupted. When there is a more moderate to severe orthodontic issue in a child, a first phase of… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere… Read more »