While it is common knowledge that orthodontic treatment produces straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles, there are other specific benefits that are often overlooked.
If you’re experiencing speech or chewing issues, orthodontic treatment might be the perfect solution for you. Not only can orthodontic treatment straighten your teeth, it can also improve your overall oral health, speech, and ability to chew properly.Speech Improvement
Speech problems often arise due to a misalignment...Read More
We’ve all heard about the foods and beverages that are bad for your teeth. These include sugary and acidic food and drinks, including candy and sweets. Even when you brush and floss regularly and receive orthodontic treatment, these foods can cause irreparable damage to your teeth.Choose These Foods to Increase Oral Health
Rather than focusing on foods that are bad, we want to make sure you know what food choices are actually good for your teeth. Here are a few of the most beneficial...Read More
If you have just started your Invisalign journey, congratulations! You are on your way to having a straighter smile.
While starting Invisalign is an exciting step, it can be tough to get used to the set of aligners, especially if you’ve never had braces before. Just remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your beautiful smile won’t happen overnight either! In this blog post, we’ll share tips for getting through the first week with ease.
Follow these tips to help...Read More
If you have TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Disorder or TMD, you understand how painful and tiring a flare-up can be. Besides having jaw pain and discomfort, you may experience headaches, lockjaw, and trouble eating certain foods.
The good news is that TMJ flare-ups typically don’t last very long, and there are steps you can take to reduce future symptoms
We’ve put together this blog post with everything you need to know about TMJ and TMD symptoms.TMJ Symptoms
When you have a...Read More
Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, are a popular orthodontic solution for teens and adults alike. While these braces have a wealth of benefits over traditional braces, you’ll need to take special care to prevent them from staining.
To help you keep your clear braces clean, we’ve compiled a list of the best practices for preventing stains.Do Clear Braces Stain?
Unfortunately, clear braces stain more easily than traditional metal braces. This is because clear braces use...Read More
Uneven teeth can have a number of causes including:Genetics
No one likes to hear it, but sometimes crooked teeth are inevitable. Jaw problems, teeth crowding, overbites, underbites, and palate shape can all be passed down through your genes.Childhood Events
Certain events in childhood, like losing your baby teeth at a young age, can cause uneven teeth shifts and crowding.Thumb Sucking
If you had a habit of sucking your thumb as a...Read More
While you may think of mouth guards as necessary for football or rugby, it’s important to protect your teeth during any sport that has a chance of contact. Over five million individuals lose teeth each year because of preventable sports injuries. Don’t let yourself become a statistic!
While mouthguards can’t prevent every type of dental injury, they do give you a high level of protection while playing sports. In addition to protecting your teeth, mouthguards can actually protect your...Read More
Wearing a removable retainer is an important step in teeth alignment that often follows braces treatment. A retainer will keep your teeth in place and prevent them from shifting back to their original, misaligned position.
Wearing a retainer can take some getting used to, and it’s common to have some uncertainty during your treatment. The good news is that most problems are easily solved with some expert orthodontic advice. Keep reading to see answers to some of the most common tight...Read More
It’s a common question we receive from adults, teens, and parents alike—how do I properly clean my retainer? While owning a retainer for the first time can seem daunting, there are actually a few easy ways to keep it clean throughout the day.
1. Basic Wash
The easiest way to keep your retainer clean is with a basic water rinse. Simply rinse off your retainer with lukewarm water every time you brush your teeth. Just be sure you don’t let your...Read More
If your child has crooked teeth, they’ll likely need braces to straighten their smile. Even if you know your child needs braces, it’s not always clear what age will be best to start treatment. In general, what age your child gets braces will depend on their dental development, the type of misalignment they have, and personal preference.
It’s recommended that your child starts going to the orthodontist at age 7. This will allow the orthodontist to catch problems early on and come up with...Read More