Retainer Care Tips

After you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to do all you can to make sure that you keep your smile straight and perfect afterward. This is a large part of wh you’ll be instructed to wear a retainer after your treatment is over. But wearing a retainer comes with its... Read more »

Treats to Enjoy & Avoid With Braces

If you have braces and a sweet tooth, times may be tough. However, there is no real reason to fret. It’s true that some treats cannot be enjoyed with braces, but there are many sweet treats and snacks that are safe for you to enjoy. Our orthodontist and team can... Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are Some Oral Hygiene Tips

Oral hygiene is vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. It’s also vital for a successful orthodontic treatment. So, if you have braces, you need to remember to clean and care for your teeth, gums and appliance regularly. Our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Basile, is happy to help you by... Read more »

Overcrowded Teeth Might Be Corrected by Traditional Braces

As your child’s oral structure grows and develops their 20 primary teeth are gradually replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will serve them throughout adult life. Sometimes multiple teeth can emerge very close together causing one or more to deviate from its ideal alignment. If you have noticed a... Read more »

Accelerate Orthodontic Treatment With AcceleDent®

Orthodontics can make some truly astounding improvements to the health and appearance of your smile. However, straightening your teeth with braces can take a long time—typically one to two years. Luckily, there are quicker options available. If you would like a shorter treatment time with braces, ask Dr. Joseph Basile... Read more »

The Difference Between Invisalign® and Braces

If you are self-conscious about your smile due to its appearance, you may benefit from receiving orthodontics to realign your teeth and correct any problems with your bite. Our team offers an explanation of the difference between traditional braces and Invisalign® to help you make an informed choice. It’s important... Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind While Straightening With Braces

Has Dr. Joseph Basile recommended that you have braces placed? Would you like to know what to expect during braces treatment? Our orthodontist and team are happy to go over the basic orthodontic treatment process with you. Braces Placement The brackets of braces are bonded to your teeth using a... Read more »

A Gap in Your Front Teeth Can Be Improved by Braces

As you were growing up, your baby teeth were gradually replaced by your 32 permanent teeth. Some people will develop a gap or significant spacing between two or more of their teeth. This is often related to genetics and the structure of your mouth. Sometimes, environmental factors can also contribute... Read more »

How to Have a Healthy Mouth When You’re Aligning Your Smile With Braces

Do you want to avoid dental problems when you’re aligning your smile with braces in Lakeville, Minnesota? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Basile, is more than happy to help you! If you take good care of your teeth, gums, and smile, you can have a healthy mouth during the... Read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Needed After Correcting Your Teeth with Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a popular brand of clear plastic aligners that were created to help adults correct the alignment of their teeth. Here at Orthodontic Specialists, P.A., our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Basile, can often help most people achieve the ideal alignment of their teeth with three to four sets of clear... Read more »