Taking Care of Your Retainer and Your Aligned Smile

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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 »

Correcting Tongue-Tie Can Improve Quality of Life

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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 »

Keep Your Teeth and Braces Safe With the Foods You Eat

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Young girl having a picnic drinking orange juice 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 »

Head Back to School With the Right Tools!

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Two children with their back to school gear 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 »

Problems That Can Arise From a Misaligned Bite

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A young boy with glasses and braces smiling 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 »

Traditional Braces for Your Teeth

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Close up of braces on teeth Traditional braces have come a long way when it comes to straightening crooked teeth. In fact, they are ideal for a variety of tooth issues, not just crooked teeth. They can effectively close gaps for crowded or overlapping teeth, fix misaligned or protruding teeth, align a bad bite, and match... Read more »

Boost Your Teen’s Confidence This Summer With Braces

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Young girl with sun glasses and braces Summer is almost here and with it the start of fun recreational activities coupled with a slower pace. For teens today, braces are pretty much a rite of passage. The end result? A straightened smile they can flash proudly! Especially since a smile is one of the first things people... Read more »