How To Treat Yourself With Braces

If you are new to traditional braces, there are many new food restrictions that can be discouraging. While it is true that you may need to skip that bowl of mixed nuts during cocktail hour, remember that your oral health comes first. But don’t worry--there are still a lot of... Read more »

All About the Orthodontic Appliances That Can Give You the Smile of Your Dreams

Do you have a misaligned smile? If so, you should consider orthodontic treatment! Fortunately, there are many appliances that can help you achieve the smile you desire. Our orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Payne, is happy to tell you all about those appliances, which are fixed and removable appliances. This doesn’t mean... Read more »

Yes, You DO Have to Wear Your Retainer

If you have been wearing braces, or even a clear aligner, you have undoubtedly been looking forward to the day that the only things in your mouth are your teeth, gums and tongue! Rest assured, that day will come, but not right away. In almost every case when a patient... Read more »

Athletes with Braces Might Need a Custom Mouth Guard

The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Northshore Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic represent a functional system designed to correct the alignment of your teeth. They incorporate a series of metal brackets, wires, bands, and other possible hardware components capable of applying progressive tension to modify the position and orientation... Read more »

The Reasons Why Brushing is Necessary When You Have Braces

If you want a top-notch orthodontic journey, then you need to brush your teeth regularly. In fact, you need to brush your teeth after every meal and snack. This might seem obsessive, but it’s necessary and important. To find out why, our orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Payne, is happy to list... Read more »

Orthodontics: A Historical Perspective

Though orthodontics may seem like a relatively modern branch of dentistry, its roots actually tie back to ancient Egypt. Archeologists have found crude metal bands around the bite of Egyptian mummies. They believe that catgut may have been attached to these bands to supply the pressure required to shift them... Read more »

Holiday Treats… But For Braces!

With the upcoming holidays comes traditions rich in good food. When you can’t participate in your normal holiday food traditions because of your braces, things can look pretty bleak. Bring the festive back into your world as you realize how many treats you CAN eat. Choose to integrate these delicious... Read more »

Did You Know You can Get Braces at Any Age?

This statement is true! Usually, braces are considered better to get when young, but with the advancement of dental technology, you can get them at any age! With the proper alignment, you can have a much healthier and appealing smile. This will not only give your smile better alignment with... Read more »

Helpful Information Regarding Orthodontic Braces

Are you in need of an orthodontic treatment such as braces? Are your teeth misshapen or improperly aligned? If so, consider visiting us for treatments to straighten your teeth with a set of orthodontic braces. Not only can orthodontic braces correct a wide assortment of rotation issues, they can also... Read more »

Why Should You Invest in Invisalign®?

Did you know that Invisalign® orthodontic aligners are crafted to straighten your teeth without even using a single wire or metal bracket? Not only are they made from an advanced patented thermoplastic material for optimum comfort and safety, they are practically invisible as well. Listed below are just a few... Read more »