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 »

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 for several months. Fortunately, modern orthodontics have improved the look... 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 as well, your orthodontist will be able to set your... 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 unattractive smile as well as impaired oral function. If it’s... read more »