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Should You Choose A Permanent or Removable Retainer

Should You Choose A Permanent or Removable Retainer

While you’re reading this, try to push one of your teeth with a finger. It seems to be solidly in place, right? But in reality, your teeth are not fixed into their spots. They can and do move and shift, which is why orthodontics is even possible to begin with. If your teeth couldn’t move, … Continued

Preventative Care

MAKE YOUR FUTURE SELF SMILE  The old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true when it comes to taking care of your teeth. When people neglect personal dental hygiene, poor oral health is all but certain. Studies have shown, not surprisingly, that people who do not take care … Continued

Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

If you want to whiten your teeth, professional whitening in a dental office will get you the best results. Professional whitening uses stronger agents than can be sold over the counter and often entails a special light source that speeds up the whitening process.  Of course, professional whitening is a pricier option than at-home teeth … Continued

Back to School With Braces

TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD SMILE BRIGHTLY WITH BRACES AT SCHOOL  We’ve found that many young patients choose summer as the time to get braces first put on their teeth. By starting treatment when school is out, kids have a low-pressure time to get accustomed to their new appearance, to allow the initial discomfort to … Continued

Why Your Teeth Move After Braces

The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this very moment while your digestive system breaks down your last meal, your hair grows just a tiny bit longer and new skin cells are being generated. If you … Continued

Eating with New or Tightened Braces

For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep away from hard, crunchy foods or any foods that cause you to exert pressure on your jaw (like corn on the cob). You should also avoid sticky foods that … Continued

Braces Tightening

5 TIPS TO RELIEVE BRACES TIGHTENING SORENESS  After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mouth to feel somewhat sore. While you may find it a little reassuring to know that the tenderness you feel is normal, this knowledge … Continued

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really does matter who straightens your teeth. Your smile and your oral health are in the balance. And even during the relatively brief treatment period, you want the experience to be as pleasant … Continued

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’ve had patients in their 20’s to their 60’s and even into their 70’s. For adult patients who are considering orthodontic work, they’ll find that many factors are now in their favor: aesthetics – … Continued