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The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer

After you devote resources to straightening your teeth and getting the perfect smile, the last thing you want to do is risk letting your teeth return to their original, misaligned position. Prevent that from happening by wearing your retainer.

Mar 18th, 2020
What Alignment Issues Invisalign® Can and Can’t Fix

Some people who want to fix crooked teeth hesitate to take that step because they think their problem can’t be fixed with clear Invisalign® aligners. So let’s set the record straight. Here’s all the issues Invisalign® can and can’t fix.

Feb 21st, 2020
Can I Get Braces on Just My Top or Bottom Teeth?

The short answer is yes; you can get braces on just your top or bottom teeth. But, the decision is based on many variables related to moving your teeth and how that affects the rest of your mouth.

Jan 27th, 2020
Choosing an Orthodontist versus Dentist for Orthodontics

If you needed heart surgery, you wouldn't ask your family doctor to do the procedure. They just don't have the expertise of a cardiologist who specializes in the heart. It's the same when you need braces and face choosing between a dentist or orthodontist.

Dec 5th, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of TMJ Disorders

The earliest signs of TMJ disorders are easy to ignore because they’re minor, like a slight ache in your jaw, or they may come and go. Knowing the warning signs of TMJ problems allows you to seek early treatment and avoid complications.

Oct 1st, 2019
What Is the Best Age to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

What’s the best age to begin orthodontic treatment? That’s a tricky question because you can improve your smile with orthodontic care at any age. However, there is an optimal age for taking care of children’s orthodontic needs.

Aug 1st, 2019
The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth and Your Braces

It’s easy to avoid the worst foods for your teeth, but even the best foods can be tricky to eat when you have braces. In our list of the best and worst foods, we include tips for turning healthy choices into brace-friendly foods.

Jul 19th, 2019
How Wearing a Mouth guard Can Prevent Sports Injuries

Think you don’t need a mouth guard? Consider this: Slightly less than 8% of mouth guard users suffer dental injuries compared to 48-60% of non-mouth guard users. There’s no doubt that wearing a mouth guard can prevent sports injuries.

May 31st, 2019
The Real Harm Vaping Is Causing Your Teen

Have you asked your teen if they think vaping is safe? It’s a good way to open a conversation because most teens believe it’s perfectly safe. But it isn’t: The vapors contain nicotine and toxic chemicals known to cause physical and dental harm.

Apr 24th, 2019
Child’s Disruptive Behavior May be Sleep Disorder

Think sleep disorders are rare in children? They aren’t. About half of all children develop some type of sleep disorder and 1-5% have obstructive sleep apnea. When children have a sleep disorder, one of the first signs is disruptive behavior.

Mar 14th, 2019
The Severe Impact a Bad Bite can Have on Your Oral Health

Many people, from tots to teens and adults, are well aware of how embarrassing it may be to smile and reveal crooked teeth. But did you know that having a bad bite may cause serious complications for your oral health? Here’s what may happen to your teeth

Jan 11th, 2019
The Surprising Correlation Between Your Smile and Success

You smile without hesitation when your teeth are in great shape. On the flip side, you don’t smile when your teeth are unsightly. Did you know that smiling (or not) affects your personal wellbeing and your chances of success in life? Here’s how.

Dec 12th, 2018
What is DIY Orthodontics and am I a Good Candidate?

In an all-out media blitz, you can’t miss the advertising for DIY orthodontics — clear aligners that you can get without ever stepping into a dental office. Will they improve your smile? Are there potential dangers? Here are some considerations.

Oct 25th, 2018
The Danger of Not Treating Sleep Apnea

Most people don’t know they have sleep apnea until someone clues them in to their loud snoring. As soon as you suspect a problem, it’s important to get treatment — untreated sleep apnea increases your risk for serious health problems.

Sep 26th, 2018
Orthodontics: Beyond Teeth Alignment

When you want to beautify your smile by straightening teeth, eliminating an overbite, or dealing with other bite problems, you consider an orthodontist. But here’s a well-kept secret: Orthodontists can help with more than teeth alignment.

Sep 11th, 2019
5 Important Things Your Smile Reveals About Your Personality

Your smile is the first facial feature people notice. People notice your smile or lack of a smile long before they can see the expression in your eyes. How would you be perceived if you were too embarrassed to smile? Let’s explore the personality traits e

Nov 12th, 2018
That Chronic Headache Could be TMJ

Headaches are the most common cause of pain. But that chronic head pain you’re experiencing may not be from too much stress, but temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Read on to learn more about TMJ headaches.

Jun 20th, 2018
Is There a Right Age to Get Braces?

While not every child needs braces, for those who do, guiding their teeth into the right position early on will serve them well for years to come. For adults, it’s also never too late.

May 22nd, 2018
How to Treat Discomfort Caused by Braces

As anyone who has experience with braces knows, there is a period of discomfort after each orthodontic adjustment. Whether traditional braces or clear aligners, the teeth are being physically moved to their optimum position. And while discomfort is to...

Aug 7th, 2017
Welcome to Our Blog

How to Treat Discomfort Caused by Braces Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the...

May 10th, 2017