TMJ Disorder Symptoms Should Not Be Ignored

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw play an important role in a wide range of oral functions. This includes opening your mouth to bite off food, while also chewing, grinding, and breaking tough foods down for ease of swallowing. The complex motion of these joints also relates to your ability to speak clearly and… Read more »

Braces Can Improve the Appearance of Your Smile and Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Suffering Other Dental Conditions

As your child grows up their 20 baby teeth will gradually be replaced by their 32 adult teeth. Of course, this process doesn’t happen all at once. As their jaw structure expands it can accommodate the additional 12 teeth. As this happens it’s possible for multiple teeth to emerge tightly spaced or out of their… Read more »

Athletes with Braces Might Need to Use a Quality Mouth Guard

The new set of braces installed in your mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic were designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. This requires routine adjustments to reposition your teeth. If any part of the orthodontic hardware is damaged, or you suffer excessive oral trauma, it could cause significant pain and extend the… Read more »

Cavity Prevention and Good Gum Health Is Very Important When You Have Braces

Your new set of orthodontic braces will help to correct the alignment of your teeth to improve your overall oral function, improve your smile’s appearance, and prevent problems like dental attrition. This is done by having Dr. tighten your braces every four to six weeks. Each of these routine adjustments will gradually move your teeth… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Invisalign® Aligner Systems

Do you want to try what most consider as one of the premier orthodontic treatments, the Invisalign® clear aligner system to align your smile? Not only are they extremely pleasing on the eyes, but they can effectively improve your oral health by giving you a straighter smile for years to come. Invisalign continually remains the… Read more »

Are You Prepared to Fix Your Malocclusion?

Are you prepared to fix your malocclusion? A malocclusion — also called a bad bite – is a misalignment of the jaw. There are many varieties of malocclusions. They often occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can show up anywhere along the gumline. Want to learn more or to test your knowledge? Just take… Read more »

Am I Ready for a Retainer?

If you are getting your braces off soon, or are considering getting braces, at some point in time, we’ll talk about fitting you for a retainer. A retainer is used to help keep your teeth in place after your braces have been removed. Like braces, a retainer is custom-made for you. Unlike braces, a retainer… Read more »

Details on What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning When You Have Braces

Dental cleanings with braces can be quite overwhelming, which is why many people skip their cleanings altogether during their orthodontic journey. This is a big mistake, especially because plaque and tartar gather around the braces, promoting tooth decay and gum disease. Without the help from a professional cleaning, your smile can be in trouble. So… Read more »

Certain Foods Can Pose a Threat to Your Braces Hardware

The orthodontic hardware of your braces installed at ’s , clinic have been designed to gradually realign your teeth, through the course of iterative adjustments. Each time you come in to have your braces tightened, your teeth will be moved one small step closer to their ideal alignment. While the braces hardware, and the dental… Read more »

Regular Adjustments Are Needed to Properly Correct the Alignment of Your Teeth

Your new braces installed at ’s , clinic have been designed to gradually correct the position and orientation of your misaligned teeth. This will eventually improve the overall function and health of your teeth by reducing your chances of suffering enamel attrition and dental fractures. It will also provide you with the kind of appealing… Read more »