Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your... Read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a... Read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces.... Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original... Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening... Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is... Read more »

How to Maintain the Quality of Ceramic Braces

Our orthodontist and team offer a wide variety of types of braces to help patients of all orthodontic needs have the smiles they want. We are pleased to provide ceramic braces as a cosmetic option for patients who want braces with a tooth-colored material that can blend with their natural teeth and have less chance… Read more »

A Tongue Stabilizing Device Can Help Minimize Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Chronic sleep apnea often causes significant snoring problems and occasional breathing interruption while sleeping. It occurs when the soft palate at the back of your mouth slips toward your throat. Without professional diagnosis and treatment sleep apnea can lead to other medical complications, including increased risk of heart disease and medical complications related to high… Read more »

Braces: How Do You Brush With Them?

Did you recently get braces? They may alter how you care for your smile. You should still brush your teeth, perhaps even more frequently than before, but you may have to adapt how you’ve do it slightly. We would like to assist you in making these changes to help you keep your dental health. The… Read more »

What Damon® Braces Can Do for Your Smile

Do you have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? Are you in need of orthodontic treatment, but hesitant about the time that traditional braces take? Orthodontic treatment can improve the health and appearance of your smile, so ask Dr. if Damon® braces in , , are the right choice for you. Damon braces are self-ligating, which… Read more »