Do You Know How Long It Takes for Invisalign® to Shift Your Teeth Into Their Desired Position?

When you wear Invisalign® aligners to straighten your teeth, you may start to see results within the first few weeks, which can be encouraging! However, bear in mind that the average treatment time with the Invisalign system is from 12 to 18 months. To successfully complete your treatment with this... Read more »

Invisalign® or Braces: What Foods Can You Eat When Straightening Your Teeth?

When wearing braces, you want to treat them carefully so they can do their job without damaging the wires or brackets by the things you eat. That's why we give our braces-wearing patients a list of what is safe to consume and what is not. When you first get your... Read more »

Dental Emergencies: How to Care for Your Teeth When Wearing Braces and Participating in Winter Sports

Whether you live in an area that gets snow and ice, or you travel to vacation spots to engage in winter sports, you need to be mindful of oral injuries, particularly when you are wearing braces! It’s always important to wear a mouth guard when engaging in potentially hazardous sports... Read more »

Today’s Modern Orthodontic Marvels Give You More Options For a Better Smile

With the new year around the corner, why not consider taking the next step to create a more beautiful smile? Orthodontics was initially a treatment that folks considered to be limited to children and teens, but today it is increasingly popular with adults. No matter what your age, orthodontic treatments... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Retainer and Your Aligned Smile

Once the hard work of straightening your teeth is completed, the next phase of your orthodontic treatment begins: keeping your teeth aligned with a retainer! You don’t want any setbacks after taking the time to get them straightened. This means wearing your retainer as prescribed by our orthodontist. It will... Read more »

Orthodontics Awareness Month: How Orthodontic Treatment Can Help You

October brings visions of ghosts, ghouls and goblins for children, but for adults, it is also National Orthodontic Health Month. Orthodontists around the country (including us) like to celebrate this time by spreading awareness about the benefits of straight teeth and an aligned bite. Orthodontic Fun Facts – There are... Read more »

Correcting Tongue-Tie Can Improve Quality of Life

Tongue clipping, or frenulotomy, is a simple office procedure where an extra piece of tissue, the lingual frenum is clipped, releasing the tip of the tongue from the base of the mouth. Typically present at birth, tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia is when the frenulum is partly or completely fused to the... Read more »
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Keep Your Teeth and Braces Safe With the Foods You Eat

When you are wearing braces, nothing feels quite as important as what kinds of food you can eat. The wrong food can damage your braces or stain your teeth, particularly berries, curry sauce or grape juice. Protecting your new bands, archwires and brackets along with your teeth and gums quickly... Read more »
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Head Back to School With the Right Tools!

It is that time of year again where your children are headed back to school with their new backpacks, notepads and pencils! If they have braces, they will need some extra items in their backpack and locker. Our team wants to make sure your children are equipped with the tools... Read more »
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Problems That Can Arise From a Misaligned Bite

Did you know there is a lesser-known cause for headaches that can be attributed to malocclusion? Malocclusion occurs when the jaws and teeth are misaligned due to abnormal positioning of the teeth when the jaws close. This can cause an overbite, underbite, crossbite or teeth crowding. While people often try... Read more »