October 2014

Is Invisalign® Right for You?

By |October 31st, 2014|blog|

You know what they say. Image is everything. The thought of metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth for an extended period of time may be more than enough to make you think twice about pursuing orthodontic treatment. But now we have options that quell those apprehensions. Invisalign clear aligners are a great option to achieve the smile you have always wanted! We have the experience with Invisalign technology to reach your goal of [...]

How Waterpiks Can Improve Oral Hygiene

By |October 15th, 2014|blog|

We all know the importance of a regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. But did you know there is yet another great way to supplement your cleaning? Even with tenacious brushing and flossing, there’s always a possibility that we’re leaving some food particles behind. Waterpiks are a great way to fight against those pesky food particles, and really achieve that fresh-mouth feeling! These oral irrigators are especially helpful to those who suffer from [...]

Knowledge is Power!

By |October 1st, 2014|blog|

Emergencies happen, and we get that. Our office takes every precautionary measure to prevent them, but we all know sometimes dilemmas rear their ugly heads! If you ever have an issue with your braces and you need to call us, we can be more effective in ameliorating the situation if we know exactly which piece is giving you trouble. Use this handy dandy diagram and the corresponding list to help identify your predicament. Your smile [...]

September 2014

Retention Attention!

By |September 15th, 2014|blog|

For everyone that has had braces, had them removed, and had that joyful feeling of mouth “freedom,” nothing is more frustrating than noticing (sometimes immediately) that your recently perfected teeth are already shifting! Is this normal? What can be done? Did I do something wrong? I thought I did everything right?! Remember the chemistry lesson where you learned about the law of entropy? The law of entropy states that everything in the universe naturally changes [...]

Brace for Braces!

By |September 2nd, 2014|blog|

When the time comes for your child to get braces, readying yourself with these helpful tips will make the process much smoother. Since so many tweens have braces these days, your child will very likely be excited to get them because their friends have them. However, it’s not uncommon for them to be nervous about the prospect. Because of the fear of the unknown and overall unfamiliarity of a new situation, we can see why. [...]

August 2014

5 Terrific Tips for Speedy Straightening

By |August 15th, 2014|blog|

Braces are great, but in reality, no one wants to spend more time wearing them than is absolutely necessary. When you take the lead, your smile can be straight in record time by carefully following a few simple instructions. We promise you’ll see results! While rules aren’t always thrilling, if you follow these suggestions, your treatment time will be shortened. You’ll be braces free in no time with a fantastic smile! Eat the right foods! [...]

What are TADs?

By |August 1st, 2014|blog|

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sound familiar? Envision Newton’s third law of motion as a tug-of-war. One group may be bigger and stronger, but the instant the force strikes that rope that pulls one group over the line, there is an equal and opposite force acting on the winning group. This is all fun and laughs at a family reunion, but this law of motion can irritate orthodontic treatment. For [...]

July 2014

Wisdom Teeth & Orthodontic Care

By |July 15th, 2014|blog|

Wisdom teeth are officially known as the third molars, and they are the last teeth to come in. They typically break through the surface of the skin, or erupt, between the ages of 13 and 20. Wisdom teeth can sometimes be impacted, which means they cannot break through the gum tissue. When the mouth or jaw is too small to accommodate the teeth, this can happen. They can become infected when impacted, and some dentists [...]

The Importance of Flossing During Orthodontic Treatment

By |July 1st, 2014|blog|

Having braces is definitely an investment, but it’s certainly a costly one. It just makes sense to keep your teeth in the best of health during your orthodontic treatment. A regular hygiene routine is just as important while you’re wearing braces as it was before you began treatment. Flossing is an essential component to having healthy teeth and gums while you’re wearing braces. Diligence with brushing and flossing is a must because braces may hold [...]

June 2014

Make Your Smile Snap!

By |June 20th, 2014|blog|

Braces or Invisalign treatment are often supplemented with rubberbands, or elastics, to help your course of orthodontic treatment achieve the perfect bite. They provide the additional force needed to nudge your teeth in the right direction, and can be a super helpful part of your treatment regimen to achieve perfectly aligned pearly whites! Rubberbands are typically worn for several months, and as with any other aspect of treatment, each patient is different and your elastics [...]

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