Give Yourself the Gift of a Healthy Smile: Cleaning Your Teeth While Getting Invisalign® Treatment

Straightening teeth using orthodontics is one of the best ways to create a healthier smile overall. Wearing Invisalign® clear aligners can give you an aligned bite that can keep teeth healthy and strong. Crooked teeth are way harder to brush and floss thoroughly, making them easy targets for tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Maintaining a strong oral hygiene... read more »

Can I Wear Invisalign® While in the Pool?

One question we hear from patients undergoing orthodontics is, "Can I swim with Invisalign® and can I continue to play watersports during my orthodontic treatment?" Whether you enjoy outdoor pool time during the warmer months or work out in indoor pools during the fall and winter, the question remains, can you safely swim while wearing your aligners and will chlorine... read more »

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 »

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 The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child... 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 »

New Year, New You: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

With the new year approaching, you may have already begun to think about your New Year’s resolutions. You may be considering resolving to save money, get a better job or lose weight. Many people set new goals about having a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions improving your dental health? Healthy... 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 »