Orthodontics: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Invisalign®

Do you have questions about Invisalign®? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Payne, encourages you to find the answers as soon as possible. The sooner you find the answers, the sooner you’ll know this treatment is right for you and the sooner you can increase your chances of having a... Read more »

How to Brush and Floss Your Braces

Braces can help bring your teeth into alignment, which can give you a smile that people may notice and appreciate. As with many nice things, they are rewarded after some effort has been applied. Some of this effort may have to be directed towards brushing and flossing, but the benefits... Read more »

Got Braces? Here Are the Steps to Expect During Your Dental Checkup

Your dental checkups are very important for a top-notch oral health and smile. This means you need to attend your routine dental appointments every six months, even when you’re aligning your smile with braces. Your dental checkups can help you prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, and... Read more »

Making Malocclusion Great Again!

The textbook definition of malocclusion is, “Any type of irregular contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.” Many people have some type of malocclusion where proper alignment is problematic. A minority of them are not severe enough to require treatment, while most others do require... Read more »

Why Invisalign® is Rising Through the Ranks of Orthodontics

Are you interested in receiving an orthodontic treatment that offers the benefits of braces but is very discreet when placed on your teeth to improve their alignment? Many patients are interested in the prospect of straighter teeth, but don’t like the idea of wearing bulky and highly visible metal braces... Read more »

Straightening Your Smile: Orthodontics

Orthodontic alignment treatment systems are designed to help improve your smile. Through the use of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, issues and concerns associated with teeth out of their proper alignment can be corrected. Even if your teeth are suffering from situations in which they are not in the correct space... Read more »

An Overbite Can Be Corrected by Traditional Braces

An overbite or malocclusion can sometimes develop with your child’s permanent teeth. These alignment issues might be attributed to genetics, as well as environmental factors such as the loss of multiple primary teeth in the front of the mouth. This orthodontic complication can leave your son or daughter with an... Read more »

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 »