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What You Need To Know About Malocclusions

When people think of orthodontics, they tend to visualize teeth straightening using metal braces or clear plastic aligners. But orthodontics is about more than just beautifully straightened teeth. It also corrects a misaligned bite! Malocclusions are what we orthodontists call “mismatched teeth” or jaw problems because of a misaligned bite. It is also more common than you might think! Around... read more »

Clean Your Teeth in Braces With the Help of a Water Flosser!

When you or your child wear braces, you want to make sure you take good care of your teeth while they are in braces so that when they come off, your smile can be healthy and beautiful! You already know about needing to brush thoroughly daily to get rid of food particles and bacterial plaque, but now more than ever,... read more »

Early Orthodontic Intervention Can Help Your Teen Get the Smile They Want

Teens who are happy with their smiles have more success socially with their peers as well as in their school work and other activities, thanks to their increased self-confidence. Conversely, teens who are self-conscious or embarrassed by their smiles tend to struggle as adolescence can be a challenging time. Orthodontic Evaluation We recommend having your child’s teeth evaluated to see... read more »

What Are the Risks of “Do-It-Yourself” Braces and Is It Safe for Your Smile?

For people who are wanting to straighten their teeth, braces are a modern marvel that can make that happen for just about anyone under proper supervision. And while the cost of orthodontics makes some people hesitate, you wouldn’t try a do-it-yourself gallbladder surgery or BOTOX injection, would you? Everything comes with risks, and the harmful option of doing braces yourself... read more »

Why You Need To Wear a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics straighten your teeth to correct a bad bite, teeth that are crooked or protruding, misaligned jaws, and other malocclusions. Over time, untreated misaligned teeth can cause problems with talking, chewing food, becoming cavity-prone, inviting gum disease, and end up creating poor oral health overall. It is why orthodontic treatment is so important. Straightening teeth has many benefits, like making... read more »

Orthodontic Headgear Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile and Facial Profile

Wearing an orthodontic headgear (or extraoral orthodontic appliance) allows our orthodontist to correct your child’s growing bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth. This appliance is usually recommended for children whose jawbones are still developing. A headgear can ensure symmetrical facial aesthetics by guiding their profile to grow in alignment. Headgears can also close tooth gaps between teeth, correct... read more »

Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself enjoy them, guilt-free! Sugary Treachery Holidays aside, it is important... read more »