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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

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 »