Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar (hardened plaque), polish your teeth and have your gums checked. When you opt for orthodontics to straighten your teeth, your oral care becomes... read more »

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place. Retainers are fashioned to fit your mouth with the correct alignment by taking a mold, or impression of your... read more »

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces. With proper care, you can... read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original occlusion is how your upper... read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening their teeth for a healthier,... read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is needed at the time or... read more »

Orthodontics: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Invisalign®

Do you have questions about Invisalign®? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Payne deVerges, 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 successful orthodontic treatment. To help you find the answers... 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 can make it all worthwhile. The following may have to... 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 they can help you have top-notch teeth, gums and braces.... 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 the expertise of an orthodontic specialist to take care of... read more »