Fun Facts About Cleaning Braces

Are you currently wearing orthodontic braces or thinking about doing so in the future? One significant reminder to keep in mind is the need to always make sure they are well cared for and properly maintained. Although braces seek to actively straighten your teeth, if they are damaged, they will not be able to function… Read more »

Uncorrected Alignment Issues Can Cause Dental Attrition and Dental Fractures

It’s not uncommon for a tough meat fiber, fruit peel, or small seed to get stuck between two of your teeth. Most of the time, the offending object can be washed away with a vigorous rinse of your beverage and a little play with your tongue. However, there are other times, when a piece of… Read more »

Your Fixed Retainer Needs Increased Oral Hygiene Focus

Having your braces adjusted at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic in , , has effectively corrected the alignment issues with your teeth. It’s important to understand that even once the braces hardware has been removed there will still be some residual tension in your dental sockets. To prevent this from relapsing your teeth out of their… Read more »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Orthodontic Braces Safe and Clean

If you wish for your orthodontic braces to correct your smile properly, it is important to maintain an atmosphere conducive to effective care. Do not put your teeth or your braces at risk with ineffective cleaning treatments. When cleaning your braces, treat them as you would your own teeth and continue to care for them… Read more »

Have You Been Preparing Your Smile for the Risks of Teenagerhood?

Have you been preparing your smile for the risks of teenagerhood? The teen years are some of the most vital years for your oral health because it is the time when the last remaining teeth erupt above the gum line, completing the set that needs to last for the rest of your life. It is… Read more »

Once Perfectly Aligned Your Child’s Braces Can Be Removed

Your child’s routine braces adjustment sessions at ’s , orthodontic clinic have been important to realigning their teeth for a more appealing smile and preventing future dental dysfunction. Once their teeth have achieved their ideal alignment, the braces hardware can be removed. However, there will still be some residual tension in the periodontal ligaments anchoring… Read more »

Are Malocclusions Affecting the Health of Your Smile?

Malocclusions, which are more commonly referred to as “bad bites” are the misalignment of the teeth which fit poorly together with the jaw. This dental condition has a variety of causes, many of which are often out of one’s control. For a look at what kinds of malocclusions might be affecting your smile, let’s take a… Read more »

Proper Oral Hygiene in Braces Matters to the Health of Your Smile

Taking care of your smile is essential for those teeth you want to keep. This is even more so when you are investing time and money to straighten your smile with orthodontia. The basic essentials of brushing and flossing while wearing braces need to be continued while exercising caution to avoid accidentally harming the brackets and wires. Because… Read more »

You Don’t Have to Let a Canker Sore Linger in Your Mouth

Have you recently started orthodontic treatment and have discovered canker sores in your mouth? Do you know what canker sores look like? These temporary mouth sores will ease as your oral tissues adjust to your new braces within a couple of weeks. During this time, these sores will appear as shallow ulcers which are white… Read more »

What to Do If Your Braces Do Something Unusual

Do you know what to do if you are sitting down to a nice meal and your braces do something unusual? Most of the time wearing braces is uneventful, but occasionally the unexpected happens, so knowing what to do can make you more comfortable. Let’s take a look at just a few things that can… Read more »