Straightening Your Teeth With Braces in the New Year Can Boost Your Quality of Life

With a new year upon us, it is always a good time to make some changes in our lives that make us mindful of our health as well as our oral health. After all, your smile is one of the very first things people tend to notice about you, so... Read more »

Do You Know Which Tooth-Friendly Holiday Treats To Enjoy (and Which To Avoid)?

Celebrating the holidays often means embracing some of our favorite traditions of the year. While you are gathering with loved ones and sharing memories and gifts, it’s still important to protect your teeth, especially when you or your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment.   When wearing braces, there is a list... Read more »

This Thanksgiving, Give Yourself the Gift of an Aligned Smile for Ultimate Oral Health

November is finally here, bringing with it changing seasons and a time of giving thanks for the things that make our lives better. Nine in 10 people in the U.S. have some type of malocclusion (overbites, underbites, crossbites, protruding teeth, etc.), and for these people, the malocclusion can impede their... Read more »

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month This October With Us in Spook-tacular Style!

Every year, we celebrate Orthodontic Health Month in October, and this year is no different! We love the work we do helping our patients get straighter smiles and aligned bites. With proper orthodontic care, your smile can look its best, your mouth can function properly and your daily oral hygiene... Read more »

How Effective Is a Water Flosser for Your Teeth and Gums When You’re Wearing Braces?

If you are wearing braces to correct your tooth and bite alignment, now more than ever, you need to take optimal care of your teeth and gums. Braces can get in the way of normal oral cleaning tools when brushing and flossing, making it harder to remove stray food particles... Read more »

Getting Your Child’s Smile Ready for the New School Year Wearing Braces

Back-To-School ads are off and running as summer winds down and a busy school year is on the horizon. If your child is also beginning the school year wearing braces, that will likely involve a huge adjustment for your child or teen. There will be dietary adjustments to make, extra... Read more »

How Can an Orthodontist Fix Your Mouth and Jaws for Optimal Alignment?

Do you know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist? Both work hard to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but we orthodontists have additional training so we can treat tooth and jaw misalignment. We also participate in a two- to three-year residency, finishing with over 4,800 hours of... Read more »

Flossing Your Teeth Daily While Wearing Braces Is Essential for Healthy Teeth and Gums

One of the biggest challenges to keeping your smile looking and feeling its best is to take the time every day to brush and floss your teeth (which also benefits your gum health). When you receive orthodontic care, you will want to step up your oral hygiene game to ensure... Read more »

Summer Is Almost Here, and Now Is the Time To Get Your Braces and Straighten Your Teeth!

With summer right around the corner, it is a great time to think about getting your teeth straightened and getting a jumpstart on an orthodontic treatment plan! Whether you consider wearing aligners or braces, there are benefits to getting orthodontic care during these warmer, less hectic months. The summer season... Read more »

How To Protect Your Teeth and Gums During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are wearing braces or another type of orthodontic aligners, taking good care of your teeth and gums is more important than ever. Good daily oral hygiene care is needed to protect your teeth and gums from oral infections while straightening your teeth. You don’t want to end up... Read more »